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New initiative announced by President Obama designed to help U.S. K-12 school districts use technology to ensure all students reach their full potential NEW YORK, Nov.

2014-11-19 12:32:47

Contribution to support growth of programs in city and Upper Darby and help low-income students succeed PHILADELPHIA, Nov.

2014-11-19 12:25:49

The Hallmark Institute of Photography will host an Open House for prospective students on Saturday, December 6th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. TURNERS FALLS, Mass., Nov.

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Company to focus on advancing its predictive technology that helps higher education institutions combat trends in declining enrollment. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov.

2014-11-19 08:34:04

-- Funds to Promote Innovations in Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University and Tsinghua University -- SAN DIEGO, Nov.

2014-11-19 08:33:06

RIT Online leverages the university's extensive experience and domain expertise in distance learning; new courses, developed and delivered by RIT's expert faculty, emphasize small class sizes and a

2014-11-19 08:28:20

A World Renowned Inventor Develops a New Smartphone Application NEW YORK, Nov.

2014-11-19 08:26:11

LONDON, November 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Elsevier's Scopus data and metrics from SciVal analytics to be used for research evaluation

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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