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This is the fourth in The Science of Discworld series, and if you haven’t caught the gist by now, here it is: Roundworld science is explained by reference to Discworld magic/physical laws. 272 more words
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The key symbol is the equals sign, =. The origins of most mathematical symbols are either lost in the mists of antiquity, or are so recent that there is no doubt where they came from.
Other title: In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World
Synopsis: From Newton’s Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere – and they are fundamental to everyday life. 168 more words
NEW KENT, Va. (WAVY) – Colonial Downs said Saturday it plans to close the New Kent racetrack in less than a month unless the state’s racing commission will approve a contract with a new horseman’s group. 278 more words