Multicultural Britain

Author: Roger Levy,Dean Smart

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748764771

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 80

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Units in this textbook are based on the Programmes of Study of the National Curriculum for History, but are also suitable for use within Citizenship. Worksheets allow students to develop their investigative skills and are suitable for all abilities. Timelines are included that cover most periods of history and identify key events often overlooked in conventional schemes. Material covers regional issues, and ethnic diversity (Black and Asian Britain among other communities).

The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics

Author: Edna Ernestine Kramer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691023724

Category: Mathematics

Page: 758

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Now available in a one-volume paperback, this book traces the development of the most important mathematical concepts, giving special attention to the lives and thoughts of such mathematical innovators as Pythagoras, Newton, Poincare, and Godel. Beginning with a Sumerian short story--ultimately linked to modern digital computers--the author clearly introduces concepts of binary operations; point-set topology; the nature of post-relativity geometries; optimization and decision processes; ergodic theorems; epsilon-delta arithmetization; integral equations; the beautiful "ideals" of Dedekind and Emmy Noether; and the importance of "purifying" mathematics. Organizing her material in a conceptual rather than a chronological manner, she integrates the traditional with the modern, enlivening her discussions with historical and biographical detail.