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David Singmaster
David Breyer Singmaster (born 1939, USA[1]) is a retired professor of mathematics at London
London
South Bank University, England, UK. A self-described metagrobologist, he has a huge personal collection of mechanical puzzles and books of brain teasers. He is most famous for being an early adopter and enthusiastic promoter of the Rubik's Cube. His Notes on Rubik's "Magic Cube" which he began compiling in 1979 provided the first mathematical analysis of the Cube as well as providing one of the first published solutions. The book contained his cube notation which allowed the recording of Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cube
moves, and which quickly became the standard. He is both a puzzle historian and a composer of puzzles, and many of his puzzles have been published in newspapers and magazines
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Ferguson, Missouri
Ferguson is a city in St. Louis
St. Louis
County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is part of the Greater St. Louis
Greater St. Louis
metropolitan area
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Enslow Publishers
Enslow Publishing
Enslow Publishing
is an American publisher of books[3][2] and eBooks founded by Ridley M. Enslow, Jr. in 1976.[4] Enslow publishes educational nonfiction, fiction, historical fiction, and trade books for children and young adults. Their books are intended to be sold to school and public libraries. Its current imprints include Enslow Elementary, Speeding Star and Chasing Roses. MyReportLinks.com Books[5] and Bailey Books[6] are currently out-of-print imprints.[citation needed] MyReportLinks.com Books
Books
is the properly formatted name. Enslow uses 3rd party authors to write the manuscripts, and uses in-house editorial and production staff to create their final products
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John Horton Conway
John Horton Conway
John Horton Conway
FRS[2] (/ˈkɒnweɪ/; born 26 December 1937) is an English mathematician active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory. He has also contributed to many branches of recreational mathematics, notably the invention of the cellular automaton called the Game of Life
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Roger Penrose
Sir
Sir
Roger Penrose
Roger Penrose
OM FRS (born 8 August 1931) is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics
in the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. Penrose is known for his work in mathematical physics, in particular for his contributions to general relativity and cosmology
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M. C. Escher
Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmʌurɪts kɔrˈneːlɪs ˈɛsxər]; 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), or commonly M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. His work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations. Although Escher believed he had no mathematical ability, he interacted with the mathematicians George Pólya, Roger Penrose, Harold Coxeter and crystallographer Friedrich Haag, and conducted his own research into tessellation. Early in his career, he drew inspiration from nature, making studies of insects, landscapes, and plants such as lichens, all of which he used as details in his artworks
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The Observer
The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays. In the same place on the political spectrum as its sister papers The Guardian
The Guardian
and The Guardian
The Guardian
Weekly, whose parent company Guardian Media Group Limited acquired it in 1993, it takes a social liberal or social democratic line on most issues. First published in 1791, it is the world's oldest Sunday newspaper.[4]Contents1 History1.1 Origins 1.2 Nineteenth century 1.3 Twentieth century 1.4 Twenty-first century2 Supplements and features 3 The Newsroom 4 Bans 5 Editors 6 Photographers 7 Awards 8 Conventions sponsored 9 Bibliography 10 See also 11 References 12 External linksHistory[edit] Origins[edit] The first issue, published on 4 December 1791 by W.S. Bourne, was the world's first Sunday newspaper. Believing that the paper would be a means of wealth, Bourne instead soon found himself facing debts of nearly £1,600
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Group Theory
In mathematics and abstract algebra, group theory studies the algebraic structures known as groups. The concept of a group is central to abstract algebra: other well-known algebraic structures, such as rings, fields, and vector spaces, can all be seen as groups endowed with additional operations and axioms. Groups recur throughout mathematics, and the methods of group theory have influenced many parts of algebra. Linear algebraic groups and Lie groups are two branches of group theory that have experienced advances and have become subject areas in their own right. Various physical systems, such as crystals and the hydrogen atom, may be modelled by symmetry groups. Thus group theory and the closely related representation theory have many important applications in physics, chemistry, and materials science
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Cayley Graph
In mathematics, a Cayley graph, also known as a Cayley colour graph, Cayley diagram, group diagram, or colour group[1] is a graph that encodes the abstract structure of a group. Its definition is suggested by Cayley's theorem (named after Arthur Cayley) and uses a specified, usually finite, set of generators for the group. It is a central tool in combinatorial and geometric group theory.Contents1 Definition 2 Examples 3 Characterization 4 Elementary properties 5 Schreier coset graph 6 Connection to group theory6.1 Geometric group theory7 History 8 Bethe lattice 9 See also 10 Notes 11 External linksDefinition[edit] Suppose that G displaystyle G is a group and S displaystyle S is a generating set
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Wreath Product
In mathematics, the wreath product of group theory is a specialized product of two groups, based on a semidirect product. Wreath products are used in the classification of permutation groups and also provide a way of constructing interesting examples of groups. Given two groups A and H, there exist two variations of the wreath product: the unrestricted wreath product A Wr H (also written A≀H) and the restricted wreath product A wr H. Given a set Ω with an H-action there exists a generalisation of the wreath product which is denoted by A WrΩ H or A wrΩ H respectively. The notion generalizes to semigroups and is a central construction in the Krohn-Rhodes structure theory of finite semigroups.Contents1 Definition 2 Notation and conventions 3 Properties 4 Canonical actions of wreath products 5 Examples 6 References 7 External linksDefinition[edit] Let A and H be groups and Ω a set with H acting on it
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Layer By Layer
Layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition is a thin film fabrication technique. The films are formed by depositing alternating layers of oppositely charged materials with wash steps in between. This can be accomplished by using various techniques such as immersion, spin, spray, electromagnetism, or fluidics.[1]Contents1 Development 2 Implementation 3 Applications 4 See also 5 ReferencesDevelopment[edit] The first implementation of this technique is attributed to J. J. Kirkland and R. K. Iler of DuPont, who carried it out using microparticles in 1966.[2] The method was later revitalized by the discovery of its applicability to a wide range of polyelectrolytes by Prof. Gero Decher
Gero Decher
at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.[3] Implementation[edit] A simple representation can be made by defining two oppositely charged polyions as + and -, and defining the wash step as W
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Penguin Books
Peter Field, CEO Madeline McIntosh, President USAPublication types BooksImprints Penguin Classics, Viking PressOwner(s) Bertelsmann, Pearson PLCOfficial website www.penguin.comPenguin Crime (details) Penguin Books
Penguin Books
is a British publishing house. It was co-founded in 1935 by Sir Allen Lane, his brothers Richard and John[2], as a line of the publishers The Bodley Head, only becoming a separate company the following year[3]. Penguin revolutionised publishing in the 1930s through its inexpensive paperbacks, sold through Woolworths and other high street stores for sixpence, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market.[4] Penguin's success demonstrated that large audiences existed for serious books
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BBC Focus
BBC Focus
BBC Focus
is a British monthly magazine about science and technology published in Bristol, UK by Immediate Media Company. Under the editorship of Daniel Bennett it covers all aspects of science and technology and is written for general readers as well as people with a knowledge of science. Formerly known as Focus, the magazine was taken over by BBC Magazines in mid-2005 and renamed in BBC Focus. There are also regular science celebrity features and interviews
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London South Bank University
London
London
South Bank
South Bank
University (LSBU) is a public university in Newington, London
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Games & Puzzles
Games & Puzzles was a magazine about games and puzzles. The magazine was first published in May 1972 by Edu-Games (UK) Ltd.[1] The first editor was Graeme Levin who recruited a variety of games and puzzles experts as writers and consultant editors including Darryl Francis, David Parlett, David Pritchard, Don Turnbull, Eric Solomon, Gyles Brandreth, Nick Palmer, R. C. Bell, Richard Sharp, Sid Sackson and Tony Buzan
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Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
since 1881
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