13 Topic Pages Found in Mathematics & Statistics and starting with the letter S
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##### Schumacher, E. F. (Ernst Friedrich) (1911 - 1977)

1911 Born in Bonn, Germany. 1930 Rhodes Scholar, New College, Oxford. 1932 Earned diploma in economics, Columbia University, New York. 1933 Appointed

##### series

in mathematics, indicated sum of a sequence of terms. A series may be finite or infinite. A finite series contains a definite number of terms whose

##### sextant

instrument for measuring the altitude of the sun or another celestial body; such measurements can then be used to determine the observer's

##### Significant figures

Figures in a number that, by virtue of their position, express the magnitude of that number to a specified degree of accuracy. In a number, the first

##### Somerville, Mary (1780 - 1872)

Scottish scientific writer who produced several widely used textbooks, despite having just one year of formal education. Somerville College , Oxford,

##### Space

Space is one of the two fundamental dimensions of reality, the other being time. As a concept in global studies, space informs discourses on the

##### Square

In geometry, a quadrilateral (four-sided) plane figure with all sides equal and each angle a right angle. Its diagonals bisect each other at right

##### Statistics

Branch of mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of data. For example, to determine the mean age of the children in a school, a

##### Stokes, George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)

Irish physicist who studied the viscosity (resistance to relative motion) of fluids. This culminated in Stokes' law , F = 6πη rv , which applies to a

##### Subtraction

fundamental operation of arithmetic; the inverse of addition. If a and b are real numbers (see number ), then the number a-b is that number (called