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The Importance of a Clearly Stated Algorithm

Introduction

I posted a piece earlier in this blog titled Sheldon’s Compound Proportions. It describes what Sheldon labels the “cause and effect” method for solving compound proportions, which as far as I can tell, aren’t in todays’ texts. 1,440 more words

Mathematics

Metric to Metric Conversion: Ultimately, it’s a Proportion!

Introduction

This discussion came about because one student in one class simply asked “Why does this work”? He was referring to the procedure for converting metric units to other metric units, for example, “how many centimeters are there in 10 kilometers?” He could see that the “moving the decimal point” procedure worked but he kept insisting that there must be more to it; that somehow someone had figured this out and he wanted to know how it had been figured out. 743 more words

Mathematics

In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be. Ben Jonson

In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.

Ben Jonson

Life

SCALING the SPACES -Issues for design-9

Post 617 –by Gautam Shah

Architectural spaces become relevant through scaling. Scaling creates an organization, where sub-elements are allied to form a holistic domain… 1,144 more words

Interior Design

One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations. Philip Emeagwali

One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.

Philip Emeagwali

Positive

Rephrase That Impossible Application Problem

Introduction

As I was presenting a topic one day, a student said that what I was saying didn’t make any sense and could I please say it differently. 1,119 more words

Mathematics

Watercolour Painting for Acrylic Artists: Mixing It Up

Just a quick note before we start: I’ve decided that, though this series will be written in a logical order, I’m going to try to also make sure every post can stand alone. 984 more words

Art