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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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COASE, Ronald Harry (1910 - 2013), Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow in Law and Economics, University of Chicago, since 1982

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Economic History; Economics; General Economics and Teaching; Intellectual History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Communication Studies; Literature; History of Mathematics; Mathematics; Applied Mathematics. 237 words.

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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

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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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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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HAND, David John (<i>born</i> 1950), Professor of Statistics, Imperial College London, 1999–2011, now Emeritus Professor of Mathematics; Chief Scientific Advisor, Winton Capital Management, since 2010

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Mathematics; Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Intellectual History; Literature. 285 words.

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hard copy

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

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HAWKING, Stephen William (<i>born</i> 1942), Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University, 1979–2009, now Emeritus

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Physics; History of Mathematics; Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Intellectual History; Literature. 494 words.

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John Arbuthnot

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Probability and Statistics.

(1667–1735; b. Inverbervie, Scotland; d. London, England)

Scottish mathematician and royal physician. In 1692 the first English work on probability was Arbuthnot's translation of...

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