Friday, 29 July 2016
Almost all medical men admit now that the different formations nails indicate different diseases, and that it is possible from the nails alone to predict that the subject will suffer from paralysis, consumption,heart disease,and so on.Many a well know doctor acknowledge,that it was but the old time prejudices which kept many a man from admitting the same thing. At this point let me also draw a comparison between the way doctor treats his patient and the way a palmist treats his client. In the first place, the doctor has a recognised science to go by;he has scientific instruments with the most modern improvements to assist his researches; but how many can tell the patient what he is suffering from,unless the patient first tells the doctor all about himself and his symptoms;and even then,how often can the doctor arrive at a correct diagnosis?. Now, in the case of a palmist, the client, without giving his or her name,without telling his occupation,or whether married or single,simply holds out his hand,and the palmist has to tell him past events in his life,present surroundings,health past and present; and having , by accuracy only,gained confidence,he proceeds to read the future from the same materials that he has told the past.It is a remarkable fact that we cannot feel the pulse with the tongue,butthat we can with the fingers,on a nearer inspection we discover in the points of the fingers a more particular provision for adapting them to teach.Whenever the sense of feeling is most exquisite ,there we see minute spiral ridges of the cuticle. these ridges have corresponding depressions on the inner surface, and they again give lodgement to soft,pulpy processes of the skin,in which lie the extremities of the sentient nerves.
Thursday, 28 July 2016
In presenting with this work the hands of famous people,I have done so with the object of enabling the student to study hands of those with whose lives and characteristics he is probably acquainted,and also to show the reader at a glance the difference that exists between the hands of different temperaments.The most ancient records,however,are those found among the Hindus.The Greek civilisation has in many ways been considered the highest and most intellectual in the world,and here it was that palmistry,or cheiromancy-from the Greek cheir,the hand -grew flourished,and found favour in the sight of those whose names are as stars of honour in the firmament of knowledge.Now,as in the study of mankind there came to the recognised a natural position on the face for the note,eyes,ears,etc,.so also ton the hand there came to recognised a natural position for the line of hand.the line life,and so on. The time and study devoted to the subject enabled these students to give names to these marks;as the line of head,meaning mentality; line of heart, affection; line of life,longivity; and so on,with every mark or mount that hand possesses.We will now see what science has done for palmistry,and whether or not it has any foundation beyond that of mere speculation and hypothesis
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
I am well aware that palmistry is considered quackery and humbug; but after all,facts are stubborn things, even if they do not rest on any known scientific basis. A few suggestions on the possible relation of linear markings on the palm of the hand to certain physiological process in the brain.1.The hand is a high stage of development peculiar to man as a reasonable being. 2. Tendencies,such as eloquence, anger, and affection, are shown by movements.3. These movements are coarse and fine,and so produce large and small creases or lines. 4.Creases and lines, therefore, bear a definite relation to movements, and so to tendencies.5. There are four well-marked creases or lines on every .hand, and the markings of the hand will also be found to correspond with the markings on the hand of the particular parent that the child resembles.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Probability theory like many other branches of mathematics,evolved out of practical consideration.It had its origin in the 16th entury when an Italian Physician and mathematiian Jerome Cardan (1501-1576) wrote the first book on the subject ''Book on Games of Chance'' (Biber de Ludo Aleae).It was published in 1663 after his death.In 1165, a gambler Chevalier de Metre approached the well known Frenh Philosoher and Mathematician Blaise Pasal (1623-1162) for certain dice problem. Pasal became interested in these problems and discussed with famous French Mathematician Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665) .Both Pascal and Fermat solved the problem independently.Besides, Pascal and Fermat outstanding contributions to probability theory were also made by Christian Huygenes (1629-1665),a Dutchman, J.Bernoulli (1654-1705),De Moivre (1667-1754),a Frenchman Pierre Laplace (1749-1827) ,A frenchman and the Russian P.L.Chebyshev (1821-1897),A.A Markov (1856-1922) and A.N Kolmogorove (1903-1987), Kolmogorove is credited with the axiomatic theory of probability.His book 'Foundations of Probability' published in 1993,introduces probability as a set function and is considered a classic.
Monday, 25 July 2016
The ancient Indian mathematicians knew about the coefficients in the expansions of (x+y)^n,<=n<=7.The arrangement of these coefficients was in the form of a diagram called Meru-Prastara,provided by Pingla.The term binomial coefficient was first introduced by the German mathematician,Michael Stipel (1486-1567 A.D.) in approximately 1544 A.D. Bombelli (1572 A.D.) also gave the coefficients in the expansion of (a+b)^n,for n=1,2,....,7 and Oughtred (1631 A.D. ) gave them for n=1,2,3......10.The arithmetic triangle,popularly known as Pascal's triangle.
Sunday, 24 July 2016
The word 'trigonometry' is derived from the Greek words 'trigon' and 'metron' and it means 'measuring the sides of a triangle.Currently, trigonometry is used in many areas such as the science of seismology,designing electric circuits,describing the state an atom,predicting the heights of tides in the ocean,analysing a musical tone and in many other areas.http://mathclasstutor.com/index.html
What is Latin Cubes? The practical applications of Latin crops and related designs are factorial experiment.factorial experiments for me...