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Champanerkar, Jyoti; Jani, Mahendra – PRIMUS, 2015
Mathematical ideas from number theory, group theory, dynamical systems, and computer science have often been used to explain card tricks. Conversely, playing cards have been often used to illustrate the mathematical concepts of probability distributions and group theory. In this paper, we describe how the 21-card trick may be used to illustrate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Number Concepts, Manipulative Materials
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Champanerkar, Jyoti – PRIMUS, 2013
This paper illustrates a biological application of the concepts of relative change and area under a curve, from mathematics. We study two biological measures "relative change in cardiac output" and "cardiac output", which are predictors of heart blockages and other related ailments. Cardiac output refers to the quantity of…
Descriptors: Biology, Metabolism, Biofeedback, Mathematical Concepts