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Number Theory books

A collection of pdf books in elementary number theory:<p>_______________________________________<p>Problem collections for Olympiads:<p>ImoMath, Mathlinks.ro, …

10 Superfoods That Can Help You Achieve More Restful Sleep

When we think about the main things that keep us healthy, like nutrition, sleep and exercise, it's easy to envision them as parallel highways, with what we do in one lane having little effect on another.<p>But as scientists continue learning about the complex biological processes that keep us running, …

Nutrition

Book review: Go Set a Watchman - An unsettling legacy

<b>Go Set a Watchman — which went on sale five hours before I sat down to write this review — is expected by many to be a sequel to To Kill a</b> …

Literature

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How Yoga Benefits Your Career

A financial expert downward dogged his way up the career ladder—so can you<p>Brent Kessel started yoga in typical male fashion: “My girlfriend at the time was a yoga teacher,” he says. But after that first class in 1989, he was hooked. “It was the most physically intense workout I had ever done,” says …

Yoga

5 Yoga Poses Every Runner Should Know

<b>Try This: Side Arm Balance pose</b><br>This beginner version will help develop upper-body strength and awareness while also working abs, says Sandy Blaine, codirector of the Alameda Yoga Station in Alameda, California. Start in full Plank pose. Lying face-down, smoothly push your body off the ground just 2 …

Mathletics

• <b>Author:</b> Wayne L. Winston<p><i>Mathletics</i> is a remarkably entertaining book that shows readers how to use simple mathematics to analyze a range of statistical and probability-related questions in professional baseball, basketball, and football, and in sports gambling. How does professional baseball …

Secrets of Mental Math

• <b>Author:</b> Arthur Benjamin & Michael Shermer<p><b>These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.</b><p><i>Secrets of Mental Math</i> will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never …

The Joy of x

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Strogatz<p>"Delightful . . . easily digestible chapters include plenty of helpful examples and illustrations. You'll never forget the Pythagorean theorem again!"—<i>Scientific American</i><p>Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our …

The Meaning of Human Existence

• <b>Author:</b> Edward O. Wilson<p>National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, "Why?"<br>In The Meaning of Human …

The System of the World

• <b>Author:</b> Isaac Newton<p>The System of the World by Isaac Newton. Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.<p>This great work supplied the momentum …

The Day We Found the Universe

• <b>Author:</b> Marcia Bartusiak<p><b>The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe.</b> <br>On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a …

A Beautiful Question

• <b>Author:</b> Frank Wilczek<p><b>Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?</b><p>Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. …

This Will Make You Smarter

• <b>Author:</b> John Brockman<p>Edge.org presents brilliant, accessible, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more. Featuring a foreword by New York Times …

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Wheelan<p>“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle<br>Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political …