"No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry." -- (Benjamin Franklin)

Math History Tidbit:
The effects of time have destroyed many great mathematical works of significance. One survivor is the
Rhind Papyrus, from approximately 1800 B.C., which provides much information about ancient Egyptian mathematics. It is about 1 foot high and 18 feet long, and rests in a British museum. The Rhind Papyrus contains 85 problems written in hieratic form. Many of the problems involve the concepts of counting and measuring.

Herkimer's Corner

When Herkimer was a clergyman, what did he say to the parishioner whose name he couldn't remember?

Answer: "I can't remember your name, but your faith is familiar."

Things Herky would like to know:
How did a fool and his money get together in the first place?

Why is the word abbreviation so long?

Reading: Review previous reading sections, as necessary.

Exercises: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 (There is a lot that can be learned from this simulation.)



Items for reflection:

You are in Section 2.1.

The concept of a densitycurve is important in statistics.

Make sure you appreciate the MATH POWERillustrated by Exercise 2.5.
Here is the TI-83 approach listed in this exercise.

Clear list L2 (or some list of your choice).
Set window assuggested in text (page 73) to produce a frequency histogram.
2nd/ENTRY todo this many times.

Relate to what you have done. Note how easy it is to use the TI-83 for simulationpurposes.





The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, McCabe. New York,W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999. (ISBN 0-7167-3370-6)

Supplemental books:
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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