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eMathZone | step towards math learning Mathematical Atlas: A gateway to Mathematics Welcome! This is a collection of short articles designed to provide an introduction to the areas of modern mathematics and pointers to further information, as well as answers to some common (or not!) questions. The material is arranged in a hierarchy of disciplines, each with its own index page ("blue pages"). To reach the best page for your interests, use whichever of these navigation tools ("purple pages") you prefer: For resources useful in all areas of mathematics try 00: General Mathematics. There is a backlog of articles awaiting editing before they are referenced in the blue pages, but you are welcome to snoop around VIRUS WARNING: The Mathematical Atlas receives but does not send mail using the domain name. Please bookmark any pages at this site with the URL This URL forces frames; for a frame-free version use

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Rader's NUMBERNUT.COM How to Read a Book 1. Open book. 2. 3. 4. Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? Why Do We Need Instructions on How to Read a Book? “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” In 1940, Mortimer Adler wrote the first edition of what is now considered a classic of education, How to Read a Book. He states that there are four types of reading: Elementary - This is just what it sounds like. This post will cover inspectional and analytical reading, and we’ll focus mostly on analytical. Analytical reading is where most readers fall short. How come people can’t read at a higher level? That’s our task today with this post. Inspectional Reading As mentioned above, there are certainly times when inspectional reading is appropriate. You can often get a pretty good feel for a book with inspectional reading by following the steps below. Read the title and look at the front and back covers of the book. Analytical Reading Why Read Analytically?

Wonders of Math - The Game of Life What is the Game of Life? by Paul Callahan Rules of the Game of Life Life is played on a grid of square cells--like a chess board but extending infinitely in every direction. A cell can be live or dead. A live cell is shown by putting a marker on its square. To apply one step of the rules, we count the number of live neighbors for each cell. A dead cell with exactly three live neighbors becomes a live cell (birth). Note: The number of live neighbors is always based on the cells before the rule was applied. In Life, as in nature, we observe many fascinating phenomena. The rules described above are all that's needed to discover anything there is to know about Life, and we'll see that this includes a great deal. Life Patterns A good way to get started in Life is to try out different patterns and see what happens. The R-pentomino is the first pattern Conway found that defied his attempts to simulate by hand. What Kinds of Objects Emerge in Life? Some other still lifes you will see are:

A Brief Guide to 3rd, 4th, and 5th Dimensional Time-Space Perception As a student of psychology in my youth, one of the things that fascinated me most was how in other “hard science” disciplines you could come up with incredibly freaky theories about shit like dark matter and quantum physics, then actually talk about them publicly without being laughed at. I suppose this is because of math, but if you break any of the aforementioned theories down too far, you’re basically dealing with the idea that humans can barely perceive the vast majority of what’s going on in the universe. Yet, say the same thing in regards to consciousness and it’s simply not tolerated. Goes against everything we believe in. What I find most hilarious about say, people getting super excited about things like string theory, is it doesn’t stand up to even the most basic of exploratory questioning. What about fucking insects? 3rd Dimensional Time-Space Perception In Gnostic terms, this would be referred to as the son (or daughter). 4th Dimensional Time-Space Perception

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Adopted Child Sick Of Gay Parents Forcing Him To Watch Them Have Sex LACONIA, NH—Saying that the experience has been highly detrimental to his development as a happy, healthy, and spiritually grounded member of society, local adopted child Nicholas Brown told reporters Thursday he has grown sick and tired of his homosexual parents always forcing him to watch while they have sex. Brown, a nine-year-old boy who ever since being taken in by same-sex partners Ethan and Thomas Brown has been repeatedly compelled to witness his adoptive parents have unrestrained sexual intercourse, claimed that these ongoing episodes have had an extremely deteriorative effect on his budding moral values. "Ever since I got here, it's the same routine every day: As soon as I get home from school, my dads lead me into their bedroom, lock the door, and make me watch them go at it for hours and hours," said Brown, emphasizing that this never-ending ritual has had a "toxic" effect on his impressionable young mind.