|The NUMERAL CITY NUMBERS represent the Cosmic Baseball Association's team of interesting numbers|
|.406||Ted Williams Batting Average in 1946 (HITS/AT_BATS)||Secondbase|
|1.4142135||Square Root of 2||Pitcher|
|2||Only Even Prime Number||Centerfield|
|3.45||Doc Ellis' Career Earned Run Average (IP/ER*9)||Pitcher|
|7||Number of Days in a Week||Pitcher|
|8||Number of Bits (Binary Digits) in a Byte||Outfield|
|11.001||Pi in Binary Notation||Pitcher|
|12||Number of Months in a Year||Thirdbase|
|23||Standard TCP/IP Port Number for Telnet Connection||Pitcher|
|24||Number of Hours in a Day||Utility|
|26||Number of Letters in the English Alphabet||Shortstop|
|52||Number of Cards in a Regular Playing Deck||Leftfield|
|60||Number of Seconds per Minute/Minutes per Hour||Outfield|
|162||Number of Games Played in a Regular Major League Baseball Season||Infield|
|311||Police Radio Code for Indecent Exposure||Pitcher|
|1215||Date the Magna Carta was Signed||Rightfield|
|36526||Serial Value for January 1, 2000||Catcher|
|36892||Serial Value for January 1, 2001||Firstbase|
|112358||A Fibonacci Sequence Number||Pitcher|
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Fibonacci was born 1175 AD in Italy but was educated in North Africa where his father, Guilielmo, held a diplomatic post. Fibonacci ended his travels around the year 1200 and at that time he returned to Pisa. There he wrote a number of important texts which played an important role in reviving ancient mathematical skills and he made significant contributions of his own. Of his books we still have copies of Liber abbaci (1202), Practica geometriae (1220), Flos (1225), and Liber quadratorum. A problem in the third section of Liber abbaci led to the introduction of the Fibonacci numbers and the Fibonacci sequence for which Fibonacci is best remembered today: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, ... This sequence, in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers, has proved extremely fruitful and appears in many different areas of mathematics and science. The Fibonacci Quarterly is a modern journal devoted to studying mathematics related to this sequence. Fibonacci died around 1250.
fl. 300 B.C., Greek mathematician. Little is known of his life other than the fact that he taught at Alexandria, being associated with the school that grew up there in the late 4th cent. B.C. He is famous for his Elements, a presentation in thirteen books of the geometry and other mathematics known in his day. The first six books cover elementary plane geometry and have served since as the basis for most beginning courses on this subject. The other books of the Elements treat the theory of numbers and certain problems in arithmetic (on a geometric basis) and solid geometry, including the five regular polyhedra, or Platonic solids. The great contribution of Euclid was his use of a deductive system for the presentation of mathematics. Primary terms, such as point and line, are defined; unproved assumptions, or postulates, regarding these terms are stated; and a series of statements are then deduced logically from the definitions and postulates. Although Euclid's system no longer satisfies modern requirements of logical rigor, its importance in influencing the direction and method of the development of mathematics is undisputed. A few modern historians have questioned Euclid's authorship of the Elements, but he is definitely known to have written other works, most notably the Optics.
Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, was one of the most picturesque characters in computer history. August Ada Byron was born December 10, 1815 the daughter of the illustrious poet, Lord Byron. Five weeks after Ada was born Lady Byron asked for a separation from Lord Byron, and was awarded sole custody of Ada who she brought up to be a mathematician and scientist. Lady Byron was terrified that Ada might end up being a poet like her father. In her 30's she wrote her mother, if you can't give me poetry, can't you give me "poetical science?" Her understanding of mathematics was laced with imagination, and described in metaphors. At the age of 17 Ada was introduced to Mary Somerville, a remarkable woman who translated LaPlace's works into English, and whose texts were used at Cambridge. It was at a dinner party in November, 1834 at Mrs. Somerville's that Ada heard about Charles Babbage's ideas for a new calculating engine, the Analytical Engine. Letters between Babbage and Ada flew back and forth filled with fact and fantasy. In her article, published in 1843, Lady Lovelace's prescient comments included her predictions that such a machine might be used to compose complex music, to produce graphics, and would be used for both practical and scientific use. Ada suggested to Babbage writing a plan for how the engine might calculate Bernoulli numbers. This plan, is now regarded as the first "computer program." A software language developed by the U.S. Department of Defense was named "Ada" in her honor in 1979. Though her life was short (like her father, she died at 36), Ada anticipated by more than a century most of what we think is brand-new computing.
c. 582–c. 507 ?, pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, founder of the Pythagorean school. He migrated from his native Samos to Crotona and established a secret religious society or order similar to, and possibly influenced by, the earlier Orphic cult. We know little of his life and nothing of his writings. Since his disciples came to worship him as a demigod and to attribute all the doctrines of their order to its founder, it is virtually impossible to distinguish his teachings from those of his followers. The Pythagoreans. are best known for two teachings: the transmigration of souls and the theory that numbers constitute the true nature of things. The believers performed purification rites and followed moral, ascetic, and dietary rules to enable their souls to achieve a higher rank in their subsequent lives and thus eventually be liberated from the “wheel of birth.” This belief also led them to regard the sexes as equal, to treat slaves humanely, and to respect animals. The highest purification was “philosophy,” and tradition credits Pythagoras with the first use of the term. Beginning with the discovery that the relationship between musical notes could be expressed in numerical ratios (see Greek music), the Pythagoreans elaborated a theory of numbers, the exact meaning of which is still disputed by scholars. Briefly, they taught that all things were numbers, meaning that the essence of things was number, and that all relationships—even abstract ethical concepts like justice—could be expressed numerically. They held that numbers set a limit to the unlimited—thus foreshadowing the distinction between form and matter that plays a key role in all later philosophy. The Pythagoreans were influential mathematicians and geometricians, and the theorem that bears their name is witness to their influence on the initial part of Euclidian geometry.
|Home Park||Exponential Park||Seats: Random|
|Italics indicates Rookie|
YEAR Won Loss 2000 79 83