By: Adelaide Whether
Before defining parallel lines, it is useful to define a line. A line is an infinite 2-dimensional segment, or straight curve, devoid of width. A line possesses only length, and infinite length at that.Parallel lines are by definition lines in a Euclidean space, (such...
By: John Fiorentino
Bayes' Theorem (also known as Bayes' rule or Bayes' law) is a theorem of probability theory. The theorem was discovered among the papers of the English Presbyterian minister and mathematician Thomas Bayes and published posthumously in 1763. Bayes' theorem tells how to update or revise...
By: Peter Keller
Introduction:In vector analysis and matrix mathematics you'll find a manifold of expressions like scalar field, scalar product, scalar multiplication, vector field, vector product, row vector, column vector, Eigenvector etc.. However, the basic concept is easy to understand and starts mathematically spoken with something simple as...
By: Christine G.
GOOGLED!While I was using the communal computer in my mother's senior residence. I got involved in a background conversation."What's a google?" a resident asked one of the young staff mambers."It's an Internet search engine," she replied.I just had to...
By: Harry Dale Huffman
The association of math (or number) with philosophy (or religion) was already an accomplished fact at the beginning of known history. The creation myths were full of "sacred" numbers - the simplest of these being 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 12 - to...
By: Tim Giles
Mathematics: The Highest TruthMathematics is the highest truth because all its theorems and conclusions are absolutely true without qualification, true regardless of altitude or air temperature. The boiling point of water, as a counter-example, depends on air pressure, which depends on altitude. Physics is possibly...
Division by zero is it really Impossible
By: James Dreamer
Division by Zero: Is it Really Possible?My first reaction to this question is: Who cares? Don't we have more important things to worry about? My second reaction is: Somebody asked the question so let's try to answer it. The difficulty will be choosing the...
By: Lloyd Gavin
Exploring Methods of Solving Linear EquationsAbout 2000 years ago, a Chinese author wrote Nine Chapters on the Art of Computation a collection of 246 problems in measurement and calculation. Reports indicate the original text of Nine Chapters on the Art of Computation was written in...
Understanding squares
By: Steven Mars
A square in plane geometry is a quadrilateral whose four sides are equal. The four equal sides determine four right angles. A right angle is an angle equal to 90 degrees. A square is a special kind of rectangle, which is any quadrilateral with four...
By: Carl Becker
IntroductionLike so many other scientific and philosophical endeavors in Ancient Greece, Zeno of Elea's paradox (or, more accurately, paradoxes at one time there were in fact up to forty recorded variations on the same theme) reflects its creator's desire to test and define the limits...

 

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