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Forget What You Know | Jacob Barnett | TEDxTeen | Best Images Collections HD For Gadget windows Mac Android
Forget about what you know | Jacob Barnett | TEDxTeen Hardly ever miss a chat! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Help us caption and translate this online video on Amara.org: http://ift.tt/1i2zPjP Jacob Barnett is an American mathematician and baby prodigy. At 8 years old, Jacob commenced sneaking into the back again of school lectures […]
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yesterday by wotek
The Social Life of Numbers A Quechua Ontology of Numbers and Philosophy of Arithmetic By Gary Urton
"Unraveling all the mysteries of the khipu—the knotted string device used by the Inka to record both statistical data and narrative accounts of myths, histories, and genealogies—will require an understanding of how number values and relations may have been used to encode information on social, familial, and political relationships and structures. This is the problem Gary Urton tackles in his pathfinding study of the origin, meaning, and significance of numbers and the philosophical principles underlying the practice of arithmetic among Quechua-speaking peoples of the Andes.
"Based on fieldwork in communities around Sucre, in south-central Bolivia, Urton argues that the origin and meaning of numbers were and are conceived of by Quechua-speaking peoples in ways similar to their ideas about, and formulations of, gender, age, and social relations. He also demonstrates that their practice of arithmetic is based on a well-articulated body of philosophical principles and values that reflects a continuous attempt to maintain balance, harmony, and equilibrium in the material, social, and moral spheres of community life."
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yesterday by cshalizi
Coding The Matrix
The course is driven by applications from areas chosen from among: computer vision, cryptography, game theory, graphics, information retrieval and web search, and machine learning.
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yesterday by timok
Set theory basics
In modern mathematics, almost everything (if not everything) is a set. So what is a set? A set is simply a collection of elements
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2 days ago by amason
How To Learn Trigonometry Intuitively
TOA explains the tangent about as well as x2 + y2 = r2 describes a circle. Sure, if you’re a math robot, an equation is enough. The rest of us, with organic brains half-dedicated to vision processing, seem to enjoy imagery. And “TOA” evokes the stunning beauty of an abstract ratio.
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2 days ago by amason

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