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Bridge From A To Z

Author : Eddie Rose
ISBN : 9781462824519
Genre : Games & Activities
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People play bridge for different reasons. Some play bridge because of their competitive nature. Others play for the social interaction. Still others do it for mental exercise and health reasons. Some do it for sheer fun and enjoyment. And many play bridge for a combination of all of these. Regardless of your reason(s) for playing bridge, I think it is not unreasonable to assume that you would like to play better and with greater consistency and, even if winning is not necessarily your sole objective per se, to prevail occasionally at the table. Bridge---From A to Z is not for the beginning bridge player. Nor will reading this book make you a bridge superstar overnight. But if you read it judiciously and put its principles into practice, it will enable you to make that critical breakthrough, and literally take your game to the next level! In Bridge---From A to Z, I have enumerated 26 fundamental bridge principles, one for each letter of the alphabet, as the title suggests. To reinforce these principles, I have included numerous instructive bridge hands, almost all of which are taken from actual duplicate competition. As most bridge players know, duplicate bridge is a game of skill. However, as in most games, the elements of luck (both good and bad) are there. You might play easy hands against strong players or difficult hands against weaker players, or just the opposite may be the case.. The opponents may give you gifts. Or they may fix you. These are things over which we have little or no control. Conversely, there are things over which we do have control. And these are the things I have emphasized in this book. One does not need to have a background in higher mathematics to be a good bridge player. Certainly, some innate analytical ability is a big plus. Famous fictional detectives, such as Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, and Ellery Queen, would probably have made great bridge players! But the things that are really important---listening, counting, focusing---are relatively simple to understand and execute. And the bottom line is that you have to do this yourself. No one---not a pro, a teacher, a mentor---can do them for you. In reading and absorbing the principles enumerated in Bridge---From A to Z, you will feel more confident in your own inherent ability to play bridge at a higher level. And in so doing, irrespective of your specific reason(s) for playing bridge, I believe you will derive more fun and enjoyment from this wonderful game we all love so much.
Category: Games & Activities

S Minaire De Probabilit S Xlviii

Author : Catherine Donati-Martin
ISBN : 9783319444659
Genre : Mathematics
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In addition to its further exploration of the subject of peacocks, introduced in recent Séminaires de Probabilités, this volume continues the series’ focus on current research themes in traditional topics such as stochastic calculus, filtrations and random matrices. Also included are some particularly interesting articles involving harmonic measures, random fields and loop soups. The featured contributors are Mathias Beiglböck, Martin Huesmann and Florian Stebegg, Nicolas Juillet, Gilles Pags, Dai Taguchi, Alexis Devulder, Mátyás Barczy and Peter Kern, I. Bailleul, Jürgen Angst and Camille Tardif, Nicolas Privault, Anita Behme, Alexander Lindner and Makoto Maejima, Cédric Lecouvey and Kilian Raschel, Christophe Profeta and Thomas Simon, O. Khorunzhiy and Songzi Li, Franck Maunoury, Stéphane Laurent, Anna Aksamit and Libo Li, David Applebaum, and Wendelin Werner.
Category: Mathematics

Operation Barbarossa The Complete Organisational And Statistical Analysis And Military Simulation Volume Iia

Author : Nigel Askey
ISBN : 9781304453297
Genre : History
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Operation Barbarossa: Volume IIA concerns the Wehrmacht. All the significant German weapon systems and combat squads used in the campaign are analysed using the quantitative methodology detailed in Volume I, along with the contextual history. An assessment of each weapon system's inherent 'combat power' is provided, as well as attributes such as the relative anti-tank, anti-personnel and anti-aircraft values. Volume IIA then focuses on the detailed Kriegstarkenachweisungen (KStN, or TOE) for German land units (including those in the West), as well as the unit's actual organisation and equipment. All significant units in the German Army (Heer), Waffen SS, Luftwaffe and security forces are included; ranging from the largest panzer divisions, down to small anti-aircraft companies, military-police units, Landesschutzen battalions, and rail-road and construction companies. In all cases the data is presented in detailed tables, using the weapon systems and combat squads previously analysed.
Category: History

Banjo A To Z

Author : Dick Weissman
ISBN : 0739052608
Genre : Music
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Play the 5-string banjo in virtually every musical situation now! Beginning with fundamentals like choosing the best instrument and tuning, this comprehensive book covers basic to advanced techniques in a variety of styles, from classical and bluegrass to reggae and bossa nova. Banjo virtuoso and educator Dick Weissman leads musicians through every topic with easy-to-understand lessons and a CD that demonstrates each example and tune. Every player, from beginner through intermediate and up to professional, will enjoy exploring styles and expanding their repertoire with Banjo A to Z. All music is presented in standard notation and TAB. Special features: Techniques include the Seeger strum, hammer-ons, pull-offs, clawhammer strums, double thumbing, two- and three-finger picking, forward and backward rolls, bending, rasguado, and tremolo. * Styles include traditional, bluegrass, blues, Dixieland, ragtime, waltz, Irish, flamenco, calypso, reggae, South American, Middle Eastern, minstrel, and classical. * Learn effective ways to tune, use the capo, play melodically, and understand basic music theory.
Category: Music

Adventures In Minecraft

Author : David Whale
ISBN : 9781118946855
Genre : Computers
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Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraftand programming. Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gamingexperience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraftprogramming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in thehighly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11-to 15-year-olds. With this book you will learn new programmingskills while having fun with Minecraft! Minecraft programming experts David Whale and Martin O'Hanlonwalk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: Get started writing Minecraft programs in Python on your PC,Mac, or Raspberry Pi Build houses and other structures in the blink of an eye, andmake a 3D duplicating machine Write interactive games like a field that charges you rent, anda treasure hunt using magic vanishing bridges Build custom game control panels using simple electroniccircuits Easily build huge 2D and 3D structures such as spheres andpyramids Build intelligent objects like a massive Minecraft clock, andprogram an alien invasion Plan and write a complete interactive arena game Using the programming skills you learn from this book, writingMinecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anythingyou can imagine. To make your journey that much easier, the Adventures inMinecraft companion website supplies you with avideo for each adventure in the book, downloadablecode files, helpful programming reference tables, a bonusadventure, and badges to collect for your Minecraftaccomplishments. By day, David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon are software engineerswho design computer products. By night, they play Minecraft anddevelop exciting new programs that interact with the Minecraftworld. They both work regularly with young people in schools,computing clubs and at community events, giving talks aboutMinecraft programming and running programming workshops.
Category: Computers

Angels A To Z

Author : Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
ISBN : 9781578592579
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Written by two recognized authorities on nontraditional religious movements, this resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and related topics currently available. More than 300 entries are included and drawn from multiple religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, as well as from pop culture. A variety of angel topics are discussed, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, obscure angels still waiting for their big break, guardian angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures associated with angels, angels in art and architecture, and angels in the media and literature. Angels are also discussed in terms of the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches. A comprehensive resource section lists movies, books, magazines, and organizations related to angels.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Robert Maillart S Bridges

Author : David P. Billington
ISBN : 0691024219
Genre : Architecture
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The description for this book, Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, will be forthcoming.
Category: Architecture

Artificial Intelligence And Creativity

Author : T. Dartnall
ISBN : 9789401707930
Genre : Psychology
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Creativity is one of the least understood aspects of intelligence and is often seen as `intuitive' and not susceptible to rational enquiry. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in the area, principally in artificial intelligence and cognitive science, but also in psychology, philosophy, computer science, logic, mathematics, sociology, and architecture and design. This volume brings this work together and provides an overview of this rapidly developing field. It addresses a range of issues. Can computers be creative? Can they help us to understand human creativity? How can artificial intelligence (AI) enhance human creativity? How, in particular, can it contribute to the `sciences of the artificial', such as design? Does the new wave of AI (connectionism, geneticism and artificial life) offer more promise in these areas than classical, symbol-handling AI? What would the implications be for AI and cognitive science if computers could not be creative? These issues are explored in five interrelated parts, each of which is introducted and explained by a leading figure in the field. - Prologue (Margaret Boden) - Part I: Foundational Issues (Terry Dartnall) - Part II: Creativity and Cognition (Graeme S. Halford and Robert Levinson) - Part III: Creativity and Connectionism (Chris Thornton) - Part IV: Creativity and Design (John Gero) - Part V: Human Creativity Enhancement (Ernest Edmonds) - Epilogue (Douglas Hofstadter) For researchers in AI, cognitive science, computer science, philosophy, psychology, mathematics, logic, sociology, and architecture and design; and anyone interested in the rapidly growing field of artificial intelligence and creativity.
Category: Psychology

A Bridge To Advanced Mathematics

Author : Dennis Sentilles
ISBN : 9780486277585
Genre : Mathematics
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This helpful "bridge" book offers students the foundations they need to understand advanced mathematics. The two-part treatment provides basic tools and covers sets, relations, functions, mathematical proofs and reasoning, more. 1975 edition.
Category: Mathematics

Votes Proceedings

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119246481
Genre : New South Wales
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Category: New South Wales