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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


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

Open Set Theory
Set Theory

The Russian-born German mathematician Georg Cantor (1845-1918) developed set theory as a result of his examination of the circumstances in which a

Open sextant

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

Open Significant figures
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

Open Somerville, Mary (1780 - 1872)
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 is one of the two fundamental dimensions of reality, the other being time. As a concept in global studies, space informs discourses on the


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

statistical mechanics

quantitative study of systems consisting of a large number of interacting elements, such as the atoms or molecules of a solid, liquid, or gas, or the

Open 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