By Michael S. Schneider
But It's No Secret
Michael Schneider leads us on a astonishing, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical ideas made seen in vegetation, shells, crystals, vegetation, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of people sayings and fairy stories, fantasy and faith, paintings and structure. this can be a new view of arithmetic, no longer the single we realized in class yet a accomplished advisor to the styles that recur in the course of the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's consultant to developing, the Universe indicates you:
• Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round.
• Why one and weren't thought of numbers through the traditional Greeks.
• Why squares appear so usually in goddess artwork and board games.
• What estate makes the spiral the main frequent form in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies.
• How the human physique stocks the layout of a bean plant and the sunlight system.
• How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar.
• How our ten hands carry the secrets and techniques of either a lobster and a cathedral.
• and lots more and plenty extra.
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This effect can be very dramatic. 1. Since generally V drops with baseline length, the SNR will normally be worst on the longest baselines. 2. It is instructive to look at the asymptotic behavior of Equation 1 for NV 2 » 1 and for NV 2 « 1. These two cases are usually referred to as the "photonrich" and "photon-starved" regimes, respectively (although this is actually a misnomer, in view of the previous point). e. the signal-to-noise ratio is proportional to the square root of the total number of photons received during the on-source integration time.
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