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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

2005 Volume 36, Number 1

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Number of articles: 14

  1. A Case Study of the Transfer of Mathematics Skills by University Students

    S Britton, P B. New, M D. Sharma & D Yardley

    This paper describes the development of a procedure for investigating the ability of university students to employ their mathematical skills in a range of scientific contexts. This ability is... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. On the Altitudes of Quadrilaterals

    Biagio Micale & Mario Pennisi

    In this article quadrilaterals with concurrent maltitudes are characterized. A generalization of the maltitudes is given, and a larger family of quadrilaterals for which an analogous property of... More

    pp. 15-24

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  3. An EOQ Model with Two-Parameter Weibull Distribution Deterioration and Price-Dependent Demand

    Sushanta Mukhopadhyay, R N. Mukherjee & K S. Chaudhuri

    An inventory replenishment policy is developed for a deteriorating item and price-dependent demand. The rate of deterioration is taken to be time-proportional and the time to deterioration is... More

    pp. 25-33

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  4. The Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality and the Induced Metrics on Real Vector Spaces Mainly on the Real Line

    W Ramasinghe

    It is very well known that the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality is an important property shared by all inner product spaces and the inner product induces a norm on the space. A proof of the Cauchy-Schwarz... More

    pp. 35-41

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  5. The Values of a Class of Series Involving Generalized Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers

    Feng-Zhen Zhao & Tianming Wang

    In this paper, using the Lambert series and other known results, the authors consider the computation of a class of series involving the powers of generalized Fibonacci and Lucas numbers, and... More

    pp. 43-47

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  6. Diagnostic Assessment of Preparedness of Level One Sports Science Students for Biomechanics Modules

    Sharon J. Dixon

    The primary objective of this study was to investigate the use of a diagnostic test to assess the preparedness of level one students for a sports biomechanics module. During their first week at... More

    pp. 49-63

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  7. Deterministic and Stochastic Analysis of a Prey-Dependent Predator-Prey System

    Alakes Maiti & G P. Samanta

    This paper reports on studies of the deterministic and stochastic behaviours of a predator-prey system with prey-dependent response function. The first part of the paper deals with the... More

    pp. 65-83

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  8. Blending Two Major Techniques in Order to Compute [Pi]

    M Fernandez Guasti

    Three major techniques are employed to calculate [pi]. Namely, (i) the perimeter of polygons inscribed or circumscribed in a circle, (ii) calculus based methods using integral representations of... More

    pp. 85-92

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  9. Some Exploration of the Game Set[r]

    Dane W. Wu & Nicole K. Uken

    Since the game SET[R] was first introduced to the public in 1993, it has stimulated some interesting studies. While the game itself is rather straightforward, a plethora of decent mathematical... More

    pp. 93-95

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  10. The Euler-Maclaurin Formula and Extensions - An Elementary Approach

    W B. Gearhart & Maijian Qian

    This note offers a derivation of the Euler-Maclaurin formula that is simple and elementary. In addition, the paper shows that the derivation provides Euler-Maclaurin formulas for a variety of... More

    pp. 96-102

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  11. Solving the Inverse-Square Problem with Complex Variables

    N Gauthier

    The equation of motion for a mass that moves under the influence of a central, inverse-square force is formulated and solved as a problem in complex variables. To find the solution, the constancy... More

    pp. 103-109

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  12. A Comparison of Best Fit Lines for Data with Outliers

    P Glaister

    Three techniques for determining a straight line fit to data are compared. The methods are applied to a range of datasets containing one or more outliers, and to a specific example from the field... More

    pp. 110-117

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  13. From Chains for Mean Value Inequalities to Mitrinovic's Problem II

    Ling Zhu

    In this note, an integrated form of some significant means with two variables is provided, and some chains for mean value inequalities are obtained. At the same time, a concise family of algebraic ... More

    pp. 118-125

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  14. Direct Sum Decomposition of Groups

    A B. Thaheem

    Direct sum decomposition of Abelian groups appears in almost all textbooks on algebra for undergraduate students. This concept plays an important role in group theory. One simple example of this... More

    pp. 126-128

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