Music by the Numbers

From Pythagoras to Schoenberg

Author: Eli Maor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889898

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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How music has influenced mathematics, physics, and astronomy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century Music is filled with mathematical elements, the works of Bach are often said to possess a math-like logic, and Igor Stravinsky said "musical form is close to mathematics," while Arnold Schoenberg, Iannis Xenakis, and Karlheinz Stockhausen went further, writing music explicitly based on mathematical principles. Yet Eli Maor argues that music has influenced math at least as much as math has influenced music. Starting with Pythagoras, proceeding through the work of Schoenberg, and ending with contemporary string theory, Music by the Numbers tells a fascinating story of composers, scientists, inventors, and eccentrics who played a role in the age-old relationship between music, mathematics, and the sciences, especially physics and astronomy. Music by the Numbers explores key moments in this history, particularly how problems originating in music have inspired mathematicians for centuries. Perhaps the most famous of these problems is the vibrating string, which pitted some of the greatest mathematicians of the eighteenth century against each other in a debate that lasted more than fifty years and that eventually led to the development of post-calculus mathematics. Other highlights in the book include a comparison between meter in music and metric in geometry, complete with examples of rhythmic patterns from Bach to Stravinsky, and an exploration of a suggestive twentieth-century development: the nearly simultaneous emergence of Einstein's theory of relativity and Schoenberg's twelve-tone system. Weaving these compelling historical episodes with Maor's personal reflections as a mathematician and lover of classical music, Music by the Numbers will delight anyone who loves mathematics and music.

By the Numbers 3. 14

110. 01 Cool Infographics Packed with Stats and Figures

Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.),National Geographic Kids

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426328656

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 256

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Interesting facts about the world, presented from the perspective of numbers. --

Animals by the Numbers

A Book of Infographics

Author: Steve Jenkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328664120

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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How many species are there across the globe? How much do all of the insects in the world collectively weigh? How far can animals travel? Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more with numbers, images, innovation, and authoritative science in his latest work of illustrated nonfiction. Jenkins layers his signature cut-paper illustrations alongside computer graphics and a text that is teeming with fresh, unexpected, and accurate zoological information ready for readers to easily devour. The level of scientific research paired with Jenkins’ creativity and accessible infographics is unmatched and sure to wow fans old and new.

Education by the Numbers and the Making of Society

The Expertise of International Assessments

Author: Sverker Lindblad,Daniel Pettersson,Thomas S. Popkewitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351586084

Category: Education

Page: 248

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International statistical comparisons of nations have become commonplace in the contemporary landscape of education policy and social science. This book discusses the emergence of these international comparisons as a particular style of reasoning about education, society and science. By examining how international educational assessments have come to dominate much of contemporary policymaking concerning school system performance, the authors provide concrete case studies highlighting the preeminent role of numbers in furthering neoliberal education reform. Demonstrating how numbers serve as ‘rationales’ to shape and fashion social issues, this text opens new avenues for thinking about institutional and epistemological factors that produce and shape educational policy, research and schooling in transnational contexts.

Mets by the Numbers

A Complete Team History of the Amazin' Mets by Uniform Number

Author: Jon Springer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613218869

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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This is the first team history of the New York Mets—or any other team—to be told through a lighthearted analysis of uniform numbers. Ordinary club histories proceed year by year to give the big picture. Mets by the Numbers uses jersey numbers to tell the little stories—the ones the fans love—of the team and its players. This newly revised edition is a catalog of the more than 700 Mets who have played since 1962, but it is far from just a list of No. 18s and 41s. Mets by the Numbers celebrates the team’s greatest players, critiques numbers that have failed to attract talent, and singles out particularly productive numbers, and numbers that had really big nights. With coverage of superstitions, prolific jersey-wearers, the ever-changing Mets uniform, and significant Mets numbers not associated with uniforms, this book is a fascinating alternative history of the Amazin’s. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Life by the numbers

Author: Keith J. Devlin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471240440

Category: Mathematics

Page: 214

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Featuring more than 180 photographs and illustrations, the companion book to the forthcoming PBS series hosted by Danny Glover reveals the myriad fascinating ways mathematical ideas can explain the world. 50,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. TV tie-in.

Pirates By the Numbers

A Complete Team History of the Bucs By Uniform Number

Author: David Finoli

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613219245

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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When the National League decided on June 22, 1932, to place numbers on the backs of uniforms to make it easier for fans to follow their favorite players, no one knew at the time just what a landmark decision it would turn out to be. In fact, when the Pittsburgh Pirates donned numbered jerseys eight days later against the St. Louis Cardinals at Forbes Field, the uniform numbers were so unimportant on the team’s list of priorities that it was second billing to the main event of that day: the first Ladies Day in Pirates history. The secondary event would turn out to be an iconic moment in baseball history, as players are now closely associated with their uniform numbers. For example, two Hall of Famers for the Pirates wore the number 21: Arky Vaughan and Roberto Clemente. Both ironically died young while trying to help others, and 21 has become the most sacred number in Steel City sports lore. Pirates by the Numbers tells the tales of these players and more in a format that will include the greatest players to wear a specific number, the worst, and the most unique. The book highlights the first players to wear particular numbers and how they performed in their inaugural games, the first to hit home runs, and the first pitchers to win games. You’ll also find a list by year of every player and the numbers he’s worn that fans have used to identify him over the past eighty-four years. The players of the Pittsburgh Pirates have worn eighty-one different numbers. This book tells each player’s stories in a unique and compelling way that every Pirates fan will love. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Hawkeye Greats, by the Numbers

Author: L. Hammes,N. Rozendaal,K. Hammes

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426943032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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""Hawkeye Greats, By the Numbers features prominent Hawkeye football and men's basketball players by their jersey numbers, and it's bound to be a hit with Hawkeye fans as they recall all the fine players in Iowa football and men's basketball history who wore those numbers." - Ron Gonder"I think it's marvelous how you are arranging Hawkeye Greats, By the Numbers. So often books in this genre are arranged by a ranking with no historical significance, and I'm glad to see a book with a truly unique approach." - University of Iowa Press"

Red Sox by the Numbers

A Complete History of the Boston Red Sox by Uniform Number

Author: Bill Nowlin,Matthew Silverman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399956

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 339

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A lighthearted, anecdotal history, essential for every Red Sox fan.

Yankees by the Numbers

A Complete Team History of the Bronx Bombers by Uniform Number

Author: Bill Gutman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602397635

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 423

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Listing more than fifteen hundred players who ever wore a number, uses current and retired New York Yankees uniform numbers to provide a history of the New York Yankees baseball team.

By the Numbers

A Practical Method for Instructing Constantly Varied Functional Movements Executed at High Intensity

Author: Sean Manseau

Publisher: Dammit Worldwide

ISBN: 9780692475911

Category:

Page: 558

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A system for instructing in CVFMHI that emphasizes progression at every level. It builds exercises pose-by-pose, movement skill exercise by exercise, and work capacity--fitness--by testing movement skill with incremental increases in volume, load, and intensity. And it's effective whether you're coaching one-on-one, or leading a class with dozens of athletes.

Corvette by the Numbers

1955-1982-The Essential Corvette Parts Reference

Author: Alan Colvin

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837602882

Category: Transportation

Page: 596

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Corvette By The Numbers is the only authoritative reference for identifying and verifying, by casting number, the correct Corvette V-8 engine and drivetrain parts for your exact model.

Cooperstown by the Numbers

An Analysis of Baseball Hall of Fame Elections

Author: John McConnell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786455624

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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For any baseball fanatic, a trip to Cooperstown can take on the aura of a holy pilgrimage. Yet many fans are unaware of what goes into the selection of players to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Part I of this volume offers a chronology of Hall of Fame voting from 1936 to the present. Part II provides information about the awards won (Cy Young, MVP, Rookie), honors (Sporting News All-Star selections), and other career details (longevity, benchmark statistical achievements) that tend to sway voters. And Part III summarizes the voting trends by position.

The Tiger That Isn't

Seeing Through a World of Numbers

Author: Andrew Dilnot,Michael Blastland

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847650791

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

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Mathematics scares and depresses most of us, but politicians, journalists and everyone in power use numbers all the time to bamboozle us. Most maths is really simple - as easy as 2+2 in fact. Better still it can be understood without any jargon, any formulas - and in fact not even many numbers. Most of it is commonsense, and by using a few really simple principles one can quickly see when maths, statistics and numbers are being abused to play tricks - or create policies - which can waste millions of pounds. It is liberating to understand when numbers are telling the truth or being used to lie, whether it is health scares, the costs of government policies, the supposed risks of certain activities or the real burden of taxes.

U.S. Air Force by the Numbers

Author: Lisa M. B. Simons

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476539200

Category: History

Page: 32

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"Describes aspects of the U.S. Air Force using numbers, stats, and infographics"--

World War II by the Numbers

Author: Anna Keyes

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450907830

Category: Mathematics

Page: 32

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Find out about World War II by using math skills to evaluate the battles fought during the war and read about the war's devastation conclusion.

Grocery Shopping by the Numbers

Author: Cecilia Minden

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1602791414

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Readers will discover some helpful hints that will help them make healthy choices at the grocery store. They will also learn how their math skills can help make grocery shopping easier.

Right on the Numbers

Author: Nino Frostino

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412033055

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 285

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The basic subject of the book is to justify which athlete was the Greatest to ever wear a particular number. In my research, I listed all of the possible uniform numbers 0 to 99, took the finest athletes from the four major sports (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey), and slotted them under their appropriate uniform number. For each player, I created a mini-biography detailing their finest exploits on the field-whether it was All Star nods, championships won, records held, on-field highlights etc. Basically, I created a "case" for that athlete to be considered the best to ever wear the number. Among the possible uniform numbers, I've listed nearly 850 athletes for consideration and provided the accompanying biography. At the end of eahc section, I form a debate as to the Greatest to ever wear the number and then make a selection. After the selection is posted, I then list some quotes made by or about the athlete for the reader to gain even more insight into the player. Even if the reader is not overly concerned about the choice as to the Greatest under each uniform number, the book also serves as a wonderful reference guide. If the reader is interested in finding out more about any of the listed athletes, it's easy to look up the player and find out who he played for and what he did between the white lines. In either cae, Right On the Numbers serves multiple uses and is a must have for any true sports fan.

Golf by the Numbers

How Stats, Math, and Physics Affect Your Game

Author: Roland Minton

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403153

Category: Mathematics

Page: 291

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"How stats, math, and physics affect your game"--Jacket.