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2005-11-07 14:15:26

Pitchers Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals and Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees will win the 2005 Major League Baseball Cy Young awards, predicts a pair of mathematicians from Rhode Island College. The actual winners, intended to represent the most outstanding American League and National League pitchers during the regular season, will be announced November 8 (AL) and 10 (NL) by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, whose members vote on the award. Mathematicians...


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College Mathematics Journal
2012-05-18 15:31:44

The College Mathematics Journal is a mathematical journal published by the Mathematical Association of America. It is an expository journal aimed at teachers of college mathematics, particularly those who have been teaching the first two years. It is a continuation of Two-Year College Mathematics Journal. It covers all aspects of mathematics and publishes articles intended to enhance undergraduate instruction and classroom learning, including expository articles, short notes, problems, and...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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