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Bronowski, Jacob (1908–1974), mathematician, poet, and humanist

Susan Sheets-Pyenson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education. 1197 words.

Bronowski, Jacob (1908–1974), mathematician, poet, and humanist, was born on 18 January 1908 in Łódź, Poland, the first of the three children of Abram Bronowski, haberdasher, and his wife,...

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caret

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

The symbol ʌ. It is sometimes used to indicate exponentiation as in 10ʌ2 (for 102). It is also used to indicate a control character, as in ʌa (holding down the control key and pressing “a”).

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Corrado Govoni

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Probability and Statistics.

(1884–1965; b. Motta di Livenza, Italy; d. Rome, Italy)

Italian statistician. Gini studied statistics as a compulsory part of his study of law at U Bologna. He realized that...

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descender

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The part of a lower-case letter that lies below the baseline. Only a few letters have descenders: y and g are examples.

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digital library

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

An online repository of electronic texts. These texts may be highly specific, such as information sheets on hardware devices which are maintained on a Web site or they may be similar to the...

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [pseud. Lewis Carroll] (1832–1898), author, mathematician, and photographer

Morton N. Cohen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Mathematics; Literature. 5765 words.

Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [pseud. Lewis Carroll] (1832–1898), author, mathematician, and photographer, was born at Daresbury parsonage, Cheshire, on 27 January 1832, the eldest son and...

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flash crowd

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Computing.

A large number of users who suddenly appear on a network and then disappear. A good example of this was the large number of Web users who suddenly accessed the Web site holding the newly...

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hard copy

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

A printed or otherwise permanent copy of data from a processing system.

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Hey, Richard (1745–1835), essayist and mathematician

R. E. Anderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 485 words.

Hey, Richard (1745–1835), essayist and mathematician, was born on 11 August 1745 at Pudsey, near Leeds, the son of Richard Hey (1702–1766), drysalter, and his wife, Mary, née Simpson...

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Hopton, Arthur (c. 1580–1614), mathematician and almanac maker

Bernard Capp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Mysticism; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 687 words.

Hopton, Arthur (c. 1580–1614), mathematician and almanac maker, can probably be identified as the fourth son of Richard Hopton of Hopton, Shropshire, gentleman, and his wife, Anne, daughter...

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