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4434Old Egyptian Fractions
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Old Egyptian Fractions at MathCats(Web and android version)Old Egyptian Math Cats knew fractions like 1/2 or 1/4 (one piece of a pie).But to make fractions like 3/4, they had to add pieces of pies like 1/2 + 1/4 = 3/4.Old Egyptian Math cats never repeated the same fraction when adding.They never wrote: 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 = 3/4How it works:Choose puzzles from the list on the top. ( * = easier, **** = very hard.)Add 2 or 3 fraction pieces below.After you find one solution, the puzzle is marked "Solved." Can you find more solutions? (Click to see them listed on the bottom.)There's the android version in the mirror site linkMon, 31 Dec 2012 01:00:30 -0800forall X: An Introduction to Formal Logic
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'forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading. This books treats symbolization, formal semantics, and proof theory for each language. The discussion of formal semantics is more direct than in many introductory texts. Although forall x does not contain proofs of soundness and completeness, it lays the groundwork for understanding why these are things that need to be proven.In formal logic, sentences and arguments are translated into mathematical languages with well-defined properties. If all goes well, properties of the argument that were hard to discern become clearer. This text describes two formal languages which have been of special importance to philosophers: truth-functional sentential logic and quantified predicate logic. The book covers translation, formal semantics, and proof theory for both languages. This can be used as the textbook for a semester long course in logic, for a unit on logic, or for self-directed study. Each chapter contains practice exercises; solutions to selected exercises appear in an appendix.'Sun, 13 Apr 2008 00:44:52 -0700A Mathematical Trip In German
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A lesson plan to teach students read about an automobile trip and answer mathematical questions about the trip (in German).Fri, 18 Apr 2003 00:00:00 -0700A Mathmematical Model of Communication
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This is the seminal article describing C. E. Shannon's mathematical model of Communication, originally printed in the Bell Systems Technical Journal in 1948. This is the original source for the standard Source-Message-Channel-Receiver (SMCR) model of communication frequently used in the analysis of speech and media communication. Speech students will be surprised by the amount of math in this landmark work in their field.Sat, 3 Aug 2002 00:00:00 -0700Automatic Discovery of Patterns in News Content
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This video was recorded at Cognitive Systems Workshop & Thematic Programmes and Pump Priming Workshops, Cumberland Lodge 2012.Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:51:17 -0800Electronic Journals Library
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University Library of Regensburg offers the "Electronic Journals Library," which contains over 25,000 titles, of which over 10,500 journals can be read free-of-charge. There are journal articles in the following areas: Agriculture, Archeaology, Civil engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Art, Computer Science, Education, Economics, History, Mathematics, Media, Medicine, Linguistics, Philosophy, Sociology, Science,Technology and many more. For more information about Electronic Journals Library see: http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=AAAAA&colors=7&lang=en.Wed, 2 Apr 2008 16:49:26 -0700Gender issue in ICT : Dealing with educational obstacles in mathematical education for ICT
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This video was recorded at Workshop on Women in ICT, Ljubljana 2007. The workshop is organized by Central European Center for Women and Youth in Science, EU 6FP project. The goal of this workshop is to raise awareness on importance and relevance of gender in science to Information and Communication Technology.Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:50:23 -0800How to Write an Essay
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This is a free textbook offered by BookBoon.'If you’re at high school, college or university, you’ll almost certainly need to write essays. More and more students are being asked to produce written assignments, even in physics and mathematics.Writing an essay means more than finding and recording facts. It means thinking critically: analysing material and reaching a conclusion. It means showing that you understand the material you’ve been studying. Above all, it means presenting a coherent argument.Learning to write essays also prepares us for life beyond college. In the real world, more and more of us need to be able to express ideas clearly, with good grammar and a flexible style. Essay writing gives us the skills to become more effective citizens.And yet, all too often, students are not offered the skills and techniques to write effective essays.How do you start? What kind of words should you use? Are you entitled to offer your own views on a subject?How to Write an Essay will make life easier for you. It will help you produce an essay that your tutor will appreciate, and that will do you credit.'Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:03:44 -0800Infinite Reflections
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The author offers reflections on specific questions mathematicians and philosophers have asked about the infinite over the centuries. He examines why explorers of the infinite, even in its strictly mathematical forms, often find it to be sublime.Tue, 6 Nov 2007 09:29:39 -0800The Argument Guide
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This site provides a field guide for the identification and critical evaluation of all kinds of arguments and commonly recurring types of problem or question.The Argument Guide is really a pair of “field guides” structured as identification keys. One is a guide to the full range of arguments, from the deductive inferences common to mathematical proofs to the statistical and causal arguments that shape public policy, to the wild and woolly inferences when draw on when nothing else works. For each kind of argument in the guide, you’ll find a discussion of structure of such an argument and the conditions under which it is valid or strong. You’ll learn tips for spotting arguments of that sort, and what questions to ask anyone trying to convince you of a claim by appealing to such an argument. If you want to know whether you’re looking at an argument by analogy or an inference to the best explanation, consult the argument guide. If you want to know under what conditions an appeal to a statistical p-value makes a compelling case for some claim, consult the argument guide.The second is a guide to commonly recurring types of problem or question, such as: What’s the best choice? Does X cause Y? Which explanation should I believe? Is there a way to automate this? Each type of question is associated with one or more kinds of argument that are commonly used to justify or even produce answers to that sort of problem. So, for example, we often appeal to statistical arguments to answer questions about whether a treatment made a difference. We appeal to various optimality arguments when to find and justify answers to questions about choosing the best.To identify arguments or problems, you will use a “key”. A key is a series of questions that helps you narrow down the possibilities until only a few are left. This is a common tool in other disciplines, particular in biology, where it’s important to identify efficiently and with confidence. For each question, you can choose to read a detailed explanation complete with a set of tips for recognizing the right answer and examples to show you how the question applies.Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:21:58 -0700