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Ancient Algebra

In History of Thought, Science on March 8, 2007 at 11:06 pm

This is an image of the first page of an ancient text on mathematics called:

“Al-Kitab Al-Mukhtasar fi Hisab Al-Jabr Wal-Muqabalah”,

the word Al-Jabr in that title is where the word Algebra comes from.

The author of this title is Al-Khawarizmi, he was a Muslim scholar from the 9th century C.E.

 

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Imagining The Tenth Dimension

In Philosophy, Science, String Theory on March 8, 2007 at 11:02 pm

This is an animation that illustrates the concepts in the first chapter of “Imagining the Tenth Dimension” by Rob Bryanton.

Although this way of imagining the dimensions is different from the way they are postulated in string theory, it does nonetheless take us a little closer to the notion that there may be other dimensions, outside of the 3 or 4 dimensions that we are used to thinking of.

Enjoy!

Part I

Part II

Blair Evicted From The Big Brother House!

In Comedy, Funny, Satire on March 8, 2007 at 10:58 pm

A comedy sketch from Bremner, Bird, and Fortune shows Tony Blair after being evicted from the Big Brother House!

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