The Power of Large Numbers

The Power of Large Numbers

Author: Joshua Cole

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801437016

Category: History

Page: 276

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French government officials have long been known among Europeans for the special attention they give to the state of their population. In the first half of the nineteenth century, as Paris doubled in size and twice suffered the convulsions of popular revolution, civic leaders looked with alarm at what they deemed a dangerous population explosion. After defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, however, the falling birthrate generated widespread fears of cultural and national decline. In response, legislators promoted larger families and the view that a well-regulated family life was essential for France.In this innovative work of cultural history, Joshua Cole examines the course of French thinking and policymaking on population issues from the 1780s until the outbreak of the Great War. During these decades increasingly sophisticated statistical methods for describing and analyzing such topics as fertility, family size, and longevity made new kinds of aggregate knowledge available to social scientists and government officials. Cole recounts how this information heavily influenced the outcome of debates over the scope and range of public welfare legislation. In particular, as the fear of depopulation grew, the state wielded statistical data to justify increasing intervention in family life and continued restrictions on the autonomy of women.

The Power of Numbers

The Power of Numbers

Author: Schrödinger

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728394510

Category: Reference

Page: 278

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In today’s world, the use of numbers grows by the day, and we depend on them for so much. This book contains a series of lists that contain information about numbers and their use in society. They will be most useful to those with a quizzical nature but should be of general interest to all. ‘Schrödinger’s cat’ was an infamous and cruel thought experiment dreamt up in the last century to expose one of the mistaken ideas current in science at that time. Since escaping from the box Felix has taken up writing and, in collaboration with retired water engineer Pyotr Stilovsky, he has compiled this factual compendium.

The Power of Mathematical Numbers

The Power of Mathematical Numbers

Author: Rajesh Kumar Thakur

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 9788184303049

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Since the time of human evolution; the affinity of human beings with numbers is well known. The Quipu helped people count sheep in herd; peebles helped Pythagoras to think of number like triangular numbers; square numbers and the journey to search for numbers is still continuing. This book talks about different kind of numbers—Numbers named on Mathematicians; Figurative numbers; Quotation of numbers besides focussing on characteristics of numbers from 0 to 100. This book certainly helps the ‘number lovers’ all around the world to see a new dimension in terms of universe of numbers.

Understanding Numbers – 7

Understanding Numbers – 7

Author: C. Sailaja, Smita Ratish, Lata Wishram

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9789352596072

Category: Mathematics


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Understanding Numbers is a carefully written series of mathematics to help students encourage the study of mathematics in the best interactive form. It contains ample practice material, attractive illustrations and real-life examples for the students to relate the topics with their everyday life. Special care has been taken while teaching topics like geometry and probability to the students. Keeping in mind the development status and comprehension level of students, the text has been presented in a well graded manner.

Econophysics and Financial Economics

Econophysics and Financial Economics

Author: Franck Jovanovic

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190205034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 318

This work provides an extensive analytic comparison between models and results from econophysics and financial economics in an accessible and common vocabulary. Unlike other publications dedicated to econophysics, it situates this field in the evolution of financial economics by laying the foundations for common theoretical framework and models.

From China to Paris

From China to Paris

Author: Yvonne Dold-Samplonius

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 3515082239

Category: History

Page: 486

View: 141

The reports of a conference of 11 scholars who began the task of examing together primary sources that might shed som elight on exactly how and in what fomrs mathematical problems, concepts, and techniques may have been transmitted between various civilizations, from antiquity down to the European Renaissance following more or less the legendary silk routes between China and Western Europe.

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Author: George A. Barnett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506338255

Category: Social Science

Page: 1112

View: 760

Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at This two-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking, a much-needed resource at a time when new social networks or "communities" seem to spring up on the internet every day. Social networks, or groupings of individuals tied by one or more specific types of interests or interdependencies ranging from likes and dislikes, or disease transmission to the "old boy" network or overlapping circles of friends, have been in existence for longer than services such as Facebook or YouTube; analysis of these networks emphasizes the relationships within the network . This reference resource offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research. Featuring approximately 350 signed entries, along with approximately 40 media clips, organized alphabetically and offering cross-references and suggestions for further readings, this encyclopedia opens with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front that groups related entries by topics. A Chronology offers the reader historical perspective on the study of social networks. This two-volume reference work is a must-have resource for libraries serving researchers interested in the various fields related to social networks.

Teacher Unions and Social Justice

Teacher Unions and Social Justice

Author: Michael Charney

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 9781662908767

Category: Political Science


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Teacher Unions and Social Justice is an anthology of more than 60 articles documenting the history and the how-tos of social justice unionism. Together, they describe the growing movement to forge multiracial alliances with communities to defend and transform public education. Book Review 1: “The fight for justice – the fight for educational justice – is achieved by community wins. As more unions join forces with their communities to engage in social justice unionism the community will win, and we need a playbook. Teacher Unions and Social Justice… is that playbook. It’s packed with ideas, strategies, and the voices of change from across the nation from people who are protesting, marching, striking, organizing, creating, and demanding the schools our students deserve.” -- Bettina Love, Professor of Teacher Education, University of Georgia, Co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network Book Review 2: “..this book is centered in strategy. It recommends building coalitions between unions and communities to demand investment in public schools. In the book’s vision, a union’s identity goes beyond its leaders…to promote and publicize the members’ collective action on cultural and community matters of concern." -- Foreword Clarion Reviews Book Review 3: “Teachers Unions and Social Justice creates a clear roadmap for building and wielding the power working people need to restore our social contract, by using common-good bargaining to build solidarity that extends beyond our workplaces and into our communities.” -- Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA