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Flexible schedule allows nurses to acquire degree while practicing CLEVELAND, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland State University has lowered the cost of courses in its Online

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World renowned photographer speaks at his alma mater in Winston-Salem, N.C. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Turn off the noise so you can hear your artistic

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TI Automotive, a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, hosted students from Bullock Creek High School of Midland,

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Online program produces new generation of professionals to meet growing demand for data scientists BERKELEY, Calif., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The UC Berkeley School of

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The event, presented by Voya Financial, celebrated college students and those who make their success a reality MINNEAPOLIS, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholarship America

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21 Academics, Artists, Composers Chosen for Semester Stays in Berlin BERLIN, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy in Berlin has awarded Berlin Prizes

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grades of Green, an environmental education nonprofit, is pleased

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Grant Will Support Upgrades to Campus Energy Center PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $2 million grant through Pennsylvania's Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) program


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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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