The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution [Excerpt]
Try to imagine a day without numbers. Never mind a day ... Leonardo of Pisa — the man who many centuries later a historian would dub “Fibonacci” — completed the first general purpose arithmetic book in the West, Liber abbaci, that explained ...
Round all about, A long day on Venus
Q: What do you mean by the circumference of the circle ... gives this mnemonic for the first 24 digits of pi. Use the following scheme: each successive digit of pi is the number of letters in the corresponding word of this sentence — How (3) I (1 ...
Add your own table style to Word's AutoFormat Gallery
If you ever enter a very large number into a cell, you'll notice that Microsoft Excel displays it in scientific notation. For example ... change the data type for the query parameter by following these steps:
The Biggest of Puzzles Brought Down to Size
Grim though the economic spur may be, some scientists see a slim silver lining in the sudden newsiness of laughably large numbers. As long as the public is chatting openly about quantities normally expressed in scientific notation, they say, why not talk ...
The Golden Rules Of Error Analysis
One would think that any undergraduate in any scientific field knows the basics, but what I find even among principle investigators and postdocs in the exact sciences like physics is disheartening. The following ... to have a certain number of significant ...