This 82-page monograph
contains copious examples, spreadsheet formulas and hundreds of practice problems for academic
and non-academic readers.
Part I and the Multiverse, Part II
Part I of this paper discusses Quantum mechanics
such as the double slit experiment, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schroedinger's cat paradox, EPR, the
wave-particle dual nature of matter, and more, to ease you into the theories of the multiverse
of Hugh Everett III, David Deutsch and Max Tegmark in Part II, which also discusses the big bang theory, inflation, cosmic
radiation, quantum computing, and other cosmological issues.
January 24, 2004, 9:05 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, marks another milestone in the exploration of Mars, when the second twin
Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, made an uneventful landing in the flatland Meridiani Planum 6,600 miles from
Gusev Crater, where the first Mars Exploration Rover touched down about three weeks earlier.
Opportunity found a totally different kind of terrain, with plenty of dust and layered rocks which intrigued and
"We're back!" With these words from NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe a new era of Mars exploration has dawned.
On January 3, 2004, one of the twin Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit, landed safely in the Gusev Crater just south of the
Martian equator and sent back the first pictures of Mars since the Mars Pathfinder exploit of 1997. Experience the excitement
of a new chapter to be written by Mars Exploration Rover Spirit .
Mathematics of Finance - Part I and Part II
The Mathematics of Finance - Part I discusses the U.S.financial system, and
essential financial concepts, such as Present Value, Net Present Value, Compound Value, Loan Amortization,
Discounted Cash Flows, etc. Part II introduces the mathematics to calculate
financial values with sufficient formulas and spreadsheet equivalents to aid in everyday applications.
Problems afford opportunities to use the mathematics presented. Academic in nature, practical in approach.
The Universe captures the imagination of many of us when we contemplate the
vastness of the sky at night with its myriad stars, and deep mystery. This 27-page synoptic view discusses
perspectives from the Ptolemaic system to the Big Bang theory, with enough information on physics and astronomy
to appreciate the theories.
Explore Mars vicariously
Explore Mars vicariously through the breath-taking pictures of Mars exploration,
and more links to Mars Pathfinder, Mars Global Surveyor and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Explore Mars via NASA at
Under the Mars Surveyor 98 Program, the Mars
Polar Lander was launched on January 3, 1999 for a scheduled Mars landing on
December 3,1999; and the Mars Climate Orbiter was launched on December 11, 1998,
scheduled to achieve Mars orbit on September 23, 1999. I was hoping for great
pictures of Mars by linking to the Mars Surveyor 98 site. But
the Mars Climate Orbiter was given up for lost by NASA after the satellite had
failed to emerge from behind Mars.