Agreement assessment techniques are widely used in examining the acceptability of a new or generic process, methodology and/or formulation in areas of lab performance, instrument/assay validation or method comparisons, statistical process control, goodness-of-fit, and individual bioequivalence. Successful applications in these situations require a sound understanding of both the underlying theory and methodological advances in handling real-life problems. This book seeks to effectively blend theory and applications while presenting readers with many practical examples. For instance, in the medical device environment, it is important to know if the newly established lab can reproduce the instrument/assay results from the established but outdating lab. When there is a disagreement, it is important to differentiate the sources of disagreement. In addition to agreement coefficients, accuracy and precision coefficients are introduced and utilized to characterize these sources. This book will appeal to a broad range of statisticians, researchers, practitioners and students, in areas of biomedical devices, psychology, medical research, and others, in which agreement assessment are needed. Many practical illustrative examples will be presented throughout the book in a wide variety of situations for continuous and categorical data.
After RMS was founded in 1985, the starting of its journal - Journal of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society (JRMS) - followed as a sequitur in 1986. As one who mooted the idea of starting the journal, the mantle of Editor-in-Chief fell naturally upon Professor K.S. Padmanabhan. He put it on a solid foundation during the period 1986-1991 of his chief editorship so that it could shape into a truly international journal. Professor V. Kannan succeeded him in 1992 and continued in this capacity till 1996. Professor Kumar Murty took over the Chief Editorship in 1997. Embedded as he is in the pride of Indian nationalism, Professor Kumar Murty has chosen a team of relatively young but accomplished mathematicians, all Indian, as his associate editors for the JRMS . Under his stewardship, JRMS has witnessed a meteoric rise that could be seen from the fact that the American Mathematical Society (AMS) came forward to undertake the distribution of JRMS outside India. To start with, it had ordered for 25 copies; this was later raised to 40 and then to 50. Apart from this, there are some 105 Indian subscribers, too. The journal is also being mailed free to all the members of the Society who opted for it in the membership form. To start with, JRMS had two issues per year. Now it has four issues per year and it is proposed to increase the number to six possibly from next year. True to the wishes of the founders of RMS, the journal maintains both quality and regularity, the quality is being taken care of by the Editor-in-Chief and his associates and regularity, by the untiring efforts of the Managing Editor Professor Sampathkumar.
Henry Ernest Dudeney (1857?1930) was an English author and mathematician who specialised in logic puzzles and mathematical games. He is known as one of the country's foremost creators of puzzles. The Canterbury Puzzles and Other Curious Problems is a 1907 mathematical puzzle book by Henry Dudeney. The first part of the book features a series of puzzles based on the characters from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffery Chaucer. The ebook contains illustrations, explanations and answers to each puzzle and is still actual in testing your mathematical skills and your capacity of problem solving. HISTORICAL PRESS OPINIONS ON "THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES": "It is a book of remarkable ingenuity and interest."?Educational Times. "The most ingenious brain in England ... a fascinating new book."?Evening News. "A capital book of posers."?Daily News. "The Puzzles ... reach the limit of ingenuity and intricacy; and it is well for the sanity of his readers that the author gives a list of solutions at the end of the book."?Observer. "A book that will provide much entertainment for Christmas gatherings ... ingenious puzzles and problems invented by 'Sphinx,' the Puzzle King."?The Captain. "Mr. Dudeney, whose reputation is world-wide as the puzzle and problem maker of the age ... sure to find a wide circulation ... as attractive in appearance as its contents are fascinating."?English Mechanic and World of Science. "An exceedingly ingenious constructor and solver of fascinating puzzles, mathematical and otherwise."?School Guardian. "A book which ought to be highly popular ... it is all mighty ingenious, and very intelligently put before the reader."?Sheffield Telegraph. "It is matter for delight that Mr. Henry E. Dudeney has collected into a volume those mysterious puzzles of his which have appeared in many journals ... contains quite a number of ingenious new mental problems ... a valuable introduction."?The Lady. "For the long winter evenings Mr. Dudeney's book of puzzledom is to be recommended. Mr. Dudeney has made a study of every kind of puzzle there is ... he supplies you with every kind of brain-twister."?The Daily Chronicle. "Took up more of the reviewer's time than he could well afford to give it; he wanted to solve some of the curious problems that it contains, and for ingenious persons who want employment on a wet day, he promises from it abundant scope."?Yorkshire Post. "A well-known master puzzler ... provides an abundance of seasonable occupation for the ingenious, with an introduction on the general question of puzzles, which is one of the most interesting parts of the book. He is a skilful inventor."?Nottingham Guardian. "Will enjoy the entertainment provided ... ingenious and witty."?The Guardian. "Extremely ingenious book, which abounds in problems that will keep the reader busy for hours?until in despair he turns to the answers at the end."?Manchester Guardian. "The setting of these perplexities is novel ... a dramatic background being thus provided which prevents too great aridity.... The book should be much in request."?The Morning Leader.
This carefully crafted ebook: ?Selected Mathematical Works: Symbolic Logic + The Game of Logic + Feeding the Mind? is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Lewis Carroll wrote several mathematics books. He was mainly interested in using logic diagrams as a pedagogical tool. Symbolic Logic, first published in 1896, contains literally dozens of puzzles. He believed heartily that children would enjoy learning mathematics if they could be enticed by amusing stories and puzzles. The Game of Logic, published in 1897, was intended to teach logic to children. His "game" consisted of a card with two diagrams, together with a set of counters, five grey and four red. The two diagrams were Carroll's version of a two-set and a three-set Venn diagram. A manuscript of a brief lecture Lewis Carroll once gave, Feeding the Mind, discusses the importance of not only feeding the body, but also the mind. Carroll wittily puts forth connections between the diet of the body and mind, and gives helpful tips on how to best digest knowledge in the brain. This essay was originally printed in 1907. Lewis Carroll ((1832-1898) is best known as the author of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. His real name was Charles Dodgson. His father, the Reverend Charles Dodgson, instilled in his son a love of mathematics from an early age. Lewis studied at Oxford, and later taught there as a Mathematics Lecturer.