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This book is about detecting and recognizing 2D objects in gray-level images. How are models constructed? How are they trained? What are the computational approaches to efficient implementation on a computer? And finally, how can some of these computations be implemented in the framework of parallel and biologically plausible neural network architectures?

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# 50 Math and Science Games for Leadership – Seah Wee Khee

ImageDid you like Math or Science in school? Have you played games that stimulated your thought processes for Math and Science? Trying to be creative in your Math, Science or leadership class? Can leadership be taught? Is leadership an Art or a Science or Math? Seeking to impact your training program with creative games? Continue reading

# Data Compression: The Complete Reference – David Salomon

ImageData compression is one of the most important fields and tools in modern computing. From archiving data, to CD ROMs, and from coding theory to image analysis, many facets of modern computing rely upon data compression.

# A Smoother Pebble; Mathematical Explorations – Donald C. Benson 2003

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# The Art of the Infinite; The Pleasures of Mathematics – Robert Kaplan 2003

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*The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero*was an international best-seller, translated into eight languages.

*The Times*called it “elegant, discursive, and littered with quotes and allusions from Aquinas via Gershwin to Woolf” and

*The Philadelphia Inquirer*praised it as “absolutely scintillating.”

In this delightful new book, Robert Kaplan, writing together with his wife Ellen Kaplan, once again takes us on a witty, literate, and accessible tour of the world of mathematics. Where

*The Nothing That Is*looked at math through the lens of zero,

*The Art of the Infinite*takes infinity, in its countless guises, as a touchstone for understanding mathematical thinking. Tracing a path from Pythagoras, whose great Theorem led inexorably to a discovery that his followers tried in vain to keep secret (the existence of irrational numbers); through Descartes and Leibniz; to the brilliant, haunted Georg Cantor, who proved that infinity can come in different sizes, the Kaplans show how the attempt to grasp the ungraspable embodies the essence of mathematics. The Kaplans guide us through the “Republic of Numbers,” where we meet both its upstanding citizens and more shadowy dwellers; and we travel across the plane of geometry into the unlikely realm where parallel lines meet. Along the way, deft character studies of great mathematicians (and equally colorful lesser ones) illustrate the opposed yet intertwined modes of mathematical thinking: the

*intutionist*notion that we discover mathematical truth as it exists, and the

*formalist*belief that math is true because we invent consistent rules for it.

“Less than All,” wrote William Blake, “cannot satisfy Man.”

*The Art of the Infinite*shows us some of the ways that Man has grappled with All, and reveals mathematics as one of the most exhilarating expressions of the human imagination.

# The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics – B. S. Everitt 2006

ImageThe Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics – B. S. Everitt 2006

If you work with data and need easy access to clear, reliable definitions and explanations of modern statistical and statistics-related concepts, then look no further than this dictionary. Nearly 4000 terms are defined, covering medical, survey, theoretical, and applied statistics, including computational and graphical aspects. Entries are provided for standard and specialized statistical software. In addition, short biographies of over 100 important statisticians are given. Definitions provide enough mathematical detail to clarify concepts and give standard formula when these are helpful. The majority of definitions then give a reference to a book or article where the user can seek further or more specialized information, and many are accompanied by graphical material to aid understanding.

# Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics – Eleanor Robson 2009

ImageOxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics – Eleanor Robson 2009

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