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Squares Sharps Suckers Sharks

Author : Joseph Buchdahl
ISBN : 9781843448594
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 33.29 MB
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People have been gambling, in one form or another, for as long as history itself. Why? Money, entertainment, escape and a desire to win are all traditional explanations. Arguably, however, these are secondary considerations to a higher order purpose: a craving for control. Gambling offers a means of gaining authority over the unknown, granting us a sense of control over uncertainty. Almost always that sense is illusionary - gambling, including betting and investing, is essentially random - yet for many it is nonetheless profoundly rewarding. This book attempts to explore the reasons why. Along the way, it examines: The science of probability and uncertainty; Why gambling is often condemned; The difference between expectation and utility; The irrationality of human beings; Evolutionary perspectives on gambling; Luck and skill; Market efficiency and the wisdom of crowds; Why winners take all; Cheating; Why the process matters more than the outcome.
Category: Games & Activities

Note Speller Book 1 Revised

Author : John W. Schaum
ISBN : 1457451042
Genre : Music
File Size : 43.71 MB
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The Schaum Note Speller has the unqualified testimonial of thousands of teachers who pronounce it 'The Best.' Musical facts, beginning with line and space numbers are taught. Students learn by doing, since this book is in workbook form. This saves valuable lesson time, and immediately shows any mistakes in the beginner's thinking.
Category: Music

How To Solve Crosswords A Handbook

Author : Abbott Wainwright
ISBN : 9781493143252
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 90.3 MB
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This handbook is the result of the authors experience in solving crosswords (almost exclusively from the New York Times) for a period of over 10 years and is designed to help puzzle solvers of all abilities. It covers such strategic subjects as themes in puzzles and what a clue is attempting to elicit, as well as such tactical subjects as what, precisely, is to be written in the squares in a puzzle. Thus, the scope of the handbook ranges from the general to the detailed. Some of the subjects covered are foreign languages (French is the most popular, by far), mythology, the Old Testament, literature (including poetry and drama), classical music, sports (baseball is the crossword favorite), entertainment (comics, movies, television, and pop music), art and architecture, geography ( Ireland wins out here), science and math, travel and transportation, computers and the internet, as well as a list of those special words that are favorites of puzzle constructors (and hardly used by anyone else). Crosswords are fun, and this handbook helps you to enjoy them. To quote from the acknowledgments, The author and his readers are in the debt of all those puzzle makers and their editors, who give us such pleasure every day. Our lives are greatly enriched by them, and they help show us what a wonderful legacy we have in the English language.
Category: Self-Help

Sharps And Flats

Author : John Nevil Maskelyne
ISBN : UCAL:$B281531
Genre : Cardsharping
File Size : 26.76 MB
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Category: Cardsharping

Solids Stripes Circles And Squares

Author : Pippa Eccles Armbrester
ISBN : 9781604682052
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 64.3 MB
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Pippa Eccles Armbrester is a creative designer whose vibrant patterns make outstanding use of bold colors and simple shapes. You'll love her relaxed approach as she balances technique with improvisation--with color-saturated, eye-popping results! Enjoy 16 innovative designs featuring bright solid fabrics stitched into bold geometric motifs Use applique and other techniques to create practical items from bed quilts to pillows, place mats, and table runners Make quick projects that are ideal for gifts and for using up your scraps
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Maximum Principles And Sharp Constants For Solutions Of Elliptic And Parabolic Systems

Author : Gershon Kresin
ISBN : 9780821889817
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 44.95 MB
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The main goal of this book is to present results pertaining to various versions of the maximum principle for elliptic and parabolic systems of arbitrary order. In particular, the authors present necessary and sufficient conditions for validity of the classical maximum modulus principles for systems of second order and obtain sharp constants in inequalities of Miranda-Agmon type and in many other inequalities of a similar nature. Somewhat related to this topic are explicit formulas for the norms and the essential norms of boundary integral operators. The proofs are based on a unified approach using, on one hand, representations of the norms of matrix-valued integral operators whose target spaces are linear and finite dimensional, and, on the other hand, on solving certain finite dimensional optimization problems. This book reflects results obtained by the authors, and can be useful to research mathematicians and graduate students interested in partial differential equations.
Category: Mathematics

150 Delicious Squares

Author : Jean Paré
ISBN : 0969069502
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 31.16 MB
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Recipes for 150 delicious squares.
Category: Cooking