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Catalog of special plane curves

 Forty years after its initial publication, this volume ranks among its field's most-cited references. One of the largest and finest available collections, the catalog covers general properties of curves and types of derived curves. The curves and the values of their parameters are illustrated by nearly 90 images...
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1972

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How much information

This video discusses how data is coded and stored. It takes a look at the genetic code in humans and shows how it could be stored as 1.5Gb of data.

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How does a wing actually work?

This video begins by showing how Bernoulli’s law can explain wing lift.  It then introduces ideas that cannot easily be explained using the law, for example, why can planes fly upside down?  Why do flat winged planes fly?Newton’s 3rd law is used to offer a different explanation, i.e., as long as air is...
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How do chameleons change colour

This video shows how collaboration between physicists and biologists has solved the mystery of how a chameleon changes its colour. The colour changes are due to light diffraction and interference patterns. Nano-sized particles in the chameleon’s skin can be distributed so selectively reflect different wavelengths...
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Do cell phones cause brain tumors?

This video asks people if they believe cell phones can cause cancer.  It then considers the available evidence logically, that is types of radiation emitted by a cell phone (non-ionising) and the power rating to conclude that the radiation should not be harmful. However, recent evidence suggests that heat-shock...
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Computer in art

 This book shows how computers may be used to produce drawings in black and white and in colour, as well as to make animated films and sculptures, and describes many of the representative achievements in the first decade of this activity.
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1971

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Can silence actually drive you crazy?

This video uses an anechoic chamber to investigate whether an echoless environment can significantly change our perceptions.

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Three-dimensional design: a cellular approach

 Here is an effective and contemporary approach to conventional one and two-dimensional modes of education. The author has borrowed 'cells' from the field of biotechnics as 'units of thought' for the solving of problems in design. He uses these space cells as units of structure and functional space. The book is...
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1969

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Dimensional mazes

 A unique book that features five three-dimensional pop-up mazes that will challenge and delight even the most ardent puzzler. Created by the internationally-known designer who produced "Kites", "The Human Body", and "Facts of Life", "Mazes" adds a new twist to a popular game.
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1989

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Mathematical games and puzzles

 This book is intended to stimulate an nterest in mathematics for dun. No specialised knowledge is needed, however all the items have been selected for their practical content. In each one there is someting to be made, even if it is only the board on which the game is played. Many of them can be used to...
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1973

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