Problem-Solving Strategies is a unique collection of competition problems from over twenty major national and international mathematical competitions for high school students. The discussion of problem solving strategies is extensive. It is written for trainers and participants of contests of all levels up to the highest level: IMO, Tournament of the Towns, and the noncalculus parts of the Putnam Competition. It will appeal to high school teachers conducting a mathematics club who need a range of simple to complex problems and to those instructors wishing to pose a ´´problem of the week´´, ´´problem of the month´´, and ´´research problem of the year´´ to their students, thus bringing a creative atmosphere into their classrooms with continuous discussions of mathematical problems. This volume is a must-have for instructors wishing to enrich their teaching with some interesting non -routine problems and for individuals who are just interested in solving difficult and challenging problems. Each chapter starts with typical examples illustrating the central concepts and is followed by a number of carefully selected problems and their solutions. Most of the solutions are complete, but some merely point to the road leading to the final solution. Very few problems have no solutions. Readers interested in increasing the effectiveness of the book can do so by working on the examples in addition to the problems thereby increasing the number of problems to over 1300. In addition to being a valuable resource of mathematical problems and solution strategies, this volume is the most complete training book on the market.
Doctor Geek and friends return to continue their mission to investigate science inspired by fiction in the hope to encourage the exploration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Season 2 investigations: Episode 7 - ´´Our Companion the Robot Investigation Begins´´ Episode 8 - ´´Cyber-World´´ Episode 9 - ´´Karaoke Contest´´ Episode 9.5 - ´´The Science of Santa´´ Episode 10 - ´´3D Printer Investigation Begins´´ Episode 11 - ´´Through the Looking Glass´´ Episode 12 - ´´The Swarm´´ Episode 13 - ´´Bionics Investigation Begins´´ Episode 14 - ´´Pedantic´s Lab´´ Episode 15 - ´´Night of the Working Dead´´ Special feature - cast interviews Science fiction meets real-world technology in Doctor Geek´s Laboratory, Season 2. It´s the 21st century - have you ever wondered what happened to all those inventions, conveniences, and other concepts the future was supposed to bring? Doctor Geek´s Laboratory, Season 2 explores all the realms of applied geekdom, examining the future that was, the future that is, and the future that has not yet come to pass. Dr. Scott Viguié created Doctor Geek´s Laboratory as an outreach to explore the exciting possibilities of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the hope of bringing people closer to the scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, and others who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow. Together we will help the future along - and give it a little push when needed. Viguié is an archaeologist and attorney who has done extensive research on myths and their impact on modern archaeology and storytelling. He is the creator of Dr. Geek´s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom, a website and podcast where the audience is brought closer to those who are attempting to bring about the world of tomorrow. At 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008430/bk_blak_008430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama reminded us of China’s turbocharged economy outstripping our own. But when it comes to the global culture war for hearts and minds, the United States remains the unrivaled superpower. For now. Next, last month, thousands of mathematicians attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Boston — the largest annual gathering of its kind. In addition to presentations on phylogenetic algebraic geometry and trace formulas, the conference featured an art exhibition, with 80 artists presenting more than 120 works. Then, in Mexico’s drug war, nearly 50,000 people are estimated to have been killed since 2006, and there seems to be no end in sight. A new film called Miss Bala is an artful, riveting depiction of that war, and it isn’t the good guys-bad guys shoot-em-up you might expect. After that, the drummer Jack DeJohnette has recorded with all the jazz superheroes of the last half century — Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Keith Jarrett, to name a few. He was recently named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, recognizing a lifetime of contributions to the field.Following that, we received hundreds of submissions to our 420-character-story challenge. Although the contest is over, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to call a couple more authors and have them read their work.And finally, In 2009 the composer Eve Beglarian spent four months traveling down the Mississippi River — from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. She made the trip mostly in a kayak, trading off for a bicycle on some stretches. But ´´it wasn’t stressful exercise,” she tells Kurt Andersen. ´´It was that kind of wonderful exercise where your mind can travel as you’re travelling. And I think it put me in a different kind of place in relation to the sources of my creativity.” [Broadcast Date: Feburary 4, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120204/rt_stud_120204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.