"For the things of the world cannot be made without a knowledge of mathematics." -- (Roger Bacon)
Mathematical Drought in Western World (500 - 1200):
But mathematics was flourishing in the East. And, in the East appeared perhaps the greatest of all Arab mathematicians, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (ca 780 - 850), who wrote the first known text in elementary algebra. In algebra, you often "balance" an equation to preserve equality by (for instance) adding a like quantity on both sides of the equality. Today's algebra comes from the al jabr, which is balance in Arabic.
Answer: "Wash your Hans before eating."
Herky 's words of wisdom:
A day without sunshine is like night.
If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have inlaws.
Reading: Prepare for test on Chapter 2.
Exercises: Prepare for test on Chapter 2.
A reminder that you can go to the SectionSummaries link where you can review important ideas and conceptsintroduced in Chapter 2 of our text.
LINK TO SECTIONSUMMARIES
LINK TO STATISTICS HOMEPAGE
The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, McCabe. New York,W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999. (ISBN 0-7167-3370-6)
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, by Gonick and Smith. NewYork, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. (ISBN 0-06-273102-5)
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff. New York, W.W.Norton & Company, 1982 (ISBN 0-393-09426-X)
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