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Banks, Robert 1922-2002

Overview
Works: 24 works in 116 publications in 4 languages and 5,115 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Puzzles and games  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays 
Roles: Author, htt
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Most widely held works about Robert Banks
 
Most widely held works by Robert Banks
Slicing pizzas, racing turtles, and further adventures in applied mathematics by Robert Banks( )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 2,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discloses the mathematics behind a host of problems, including gauging the length of the seam on a baseball, predicting the results of melting polar ice caps, and digging a hole to China
Towing icebergs, falling dominoes, and other adventures in applied mathematics by Robert Banks( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Slovenian and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here Robert Banks presents a wide range of musings, both practical and entertaining, that have intrigued him and others: How tall can one grow? Why do we get stuck in traffic? Which football player would have a better chance of breaking away - a small, speedy wide receiver or a huge, slow linebacker? Can California water shortages be alleviated by towing icebergs from Antarctica? What is the fastest the 100-meter dash will ever be run?" "The book's twenty-four concise chapters, each centered on a real-world phenomenon, are presented in an informal and engaging manner. Banks shows how math and simple reasoning together may produce elegant models that explain everything from the federal debt to the proper technique for ski jumping."--Jacket
Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics (New in Paperback) by Robert Banks( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although we seldom think of it, our lives are played out in a world of numbers. Such common activities as throwing baseballs, skipping rope, growing flowers, playing football, measuring savings accounts, and many others are inherently mathematical. So are more speculative problems that are simply fun to ponder in themselves--such as the best way to score Olympic events. Here Robert Banks presents a wide range of musings, both practical and entertaining, that have intrigued him and others: How tall can one grow? Why do we get stuck in traffic? Which football player would have a better
Growth and diffusion phenomena : mathematical frameworks and applications by Robert Banks( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and German and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods are developed as required, and the reader can thus acquire useful tools for planning, analyzing, designing, and evaluating studies of growth, transfer and diffusion phenomena. The book draws on the author's own extensive experience in problems of environmental diffusion and dispersion, as well as in technology transfer and innovation diffusion
Towing icebergs, falling dominoes, and other adventures in applied mathematics by Robert Banks( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linearity of friction in open channel flow by Robert Banks( )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydromechanics of a high velocity gas jet penetrating a liquid surface by Robert Banks( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draft report on the exploitation of space by Robert Banks( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on dispersion in porous media flow by Robert Banks( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diffusion in a tidal estuary by Robert Banks( )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on dispersion media flow : final report by Robert Banks( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Arts, the next move forward : a plurality of riches : a plurality of funding by Robert Banks( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Towing icebergs, falling dominoes, and other adventures in mathematics by Robert Banks( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Paul's idea of community : the early house churches in their historical setting by Robert Banks( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It is in Paul that the most profound and clearly developed understanding of community is found. Indeed, what the apostle has to say about community is relevant to far more than just the way people get together in churches. In this timely study, the author examines and clarifies Paul's idea of community, placing it in its historical context (comparing Paul and the Stoic and Epicurean and Cynical philosophers, the Hellenistic mystery cults, and first-century Judaism), and drawing out its significance both sociologically and theologically. According to him, the essence of Paul idea of community is freedom. The freedom that Christ brings to a person means not only independence (from selfish desires and from the law) but also dependence (for the freedom is given by Christ, not earned) and interdependence (it must be lived out in the community). Of the several images Paul uses to describe the community, the author focuses on two: body (depicting the goal of development or growth) and family (dpeicting the goal of harmony). He goes on to discuss the various aspects of the community: the physical expressions of community: "spiritual gifts" and their role in the community; the role of women and racial minorities in the community; and the relationship of Paul himself and his apostolic endeavours to the community. [Back cover]
Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics by Robert Banks( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Have you ever daydreamed about digging a hole to the other side of the world? Robert Banks not only entertains such ideas but, better yet, he supplies the mathematical know-how to turn fantasies into problem-solving adventures. In this sequel to the popular Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes (Princeton, 1998), Banks presents another collection of puzzles for readers interested in sharpening their thinking and mathematical skills. The problems range from the wondrous to the eminently practical. In one chapter, the author helps us determine the total number of people who have lived on earth; in another, he shows how an understanding of mathematical curves can help a thrifty lover, armed with construction paper and scissors, keep expenses down on Valentine's Day. In twenty-six chapters, Banks chooses topics that are fairly easy to analyze using relatively simple mathematics. The phenomena he describes are ones that we encounter in our daily lives or can visualize without much trouble. For example, how do you get the most pizza slices with the least number of cuts? To go from point A to point B in a downpour of rain, should you walk slowly, jog moderately, or run as fast as possible to get least wet? What is the length of the seam on a baseball? If all the ice in the world melted, what would happen to Florida, the Mississippi River, and Niagara Falls? Why do snowflakes have six sides? Covering a broad range of fields, from geography and environmental studies to map- and flag-making, Banks uses basic algebra and geometry to solve problems. If famous scientists have also pondered these questions, the author shares the historical details with the reader. Designed to entertain and to stimulate thinking, this book can be read for sheer personal enjoyment
Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics by Robert Banks( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Have you ever daydreamed about digging a hole to the other side of the world? Robert Banks not only entertains such ideas but, better yet, he supplies the mathematical know-how to turn fantasies into problem-solving adventures. In this sequel to the popular Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes (Princeton, 1998), Banks presents another collection of puzzles for readers interested in sharpening their thinking and mathematical skills. The problems range from the wondrous to the eminently practical. In one chapter, the author helps us determine the total number of people who have lived on earth; in another, he shows how an understanding of mathematical curves can help a thrifty lover, armed with construction paper and scissors, keep expenses down on Valentine's Day. In twenty-six chapters, Banks chooses topics that are fairly easy to analyze using relatively simple mathematics. The phenomena he describes are ones that we encounter in our daily lives or can visualize without much trouble. For example, how do you get the most pizza slices with the least number of cuts? To go from point A to point B in a downpour of rain, should you walk slowly, jog moderately, or run as fast as possible to get least wet? What is the length of the seam on a baseball? If all the ice in the world melted, what would happen to Florida, the Mississippi River, and Niagara Falls? Why do snowflakes have six sides? Covering a broad range of fields, from geography and environmental studies to map- and flag-making, Banks uses basic algebra and geometry to solve problems. If famous scientists have also pondered these questions, the author shares the historical details with the reader. Designed to entertain and to stimulate thinking, this book can be read for sheer personal enjoyment
A photoelectric investigation of the coagulation and sedimentation characteristics of Lake Michigan water by Robert Banks( )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modelo de celdillas de mezclado para calcular OD y DBO en ríos y lagos by Robert Banks( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics by Robert Banks( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Have you ever daydreamed about digging a hole to the other side of the world? Robert Banks not only entertains such ideas but, better yet, he supplies the mathematical know-how to turn fantasies into problem-solving adventures. In this sequel to the popular Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes (Princeton, 1998), Banks presents another collection of puzzles for readers interested in sharpening their thinking and mathematical skills. The problems range from the wondrous to the eminently practical. In one chapter, the author helps us determine the total number of people who have lived on earth; in another, he shows how an understanding of mathematical curves can help a thrifty lover, armed with construction paper and scissors, keep expenses down on Valentine's Day. In twenty-six chapters, Banks chooses topics that are fairly easy to analyze using relatively simple mathematics. The phenomena he describes are ones that we encounter in our daily lives or can visualize without much trouble. For example, how do you get the most pizza slices with the least number of cuts? To go from point A to point B in a downpour of rain, should you walk slowly, jog moderately, or run as fast as possible to get least wet? What is the length of the seam on a baseball? If all the ice in the world melted, what would happen to Florida, the Mississippi River, and Niagara Falls? Why do snowflakes have six sides? Covering a broad range of fields, from geography and environmental studies to map- and flag-making, Banks uses basic algebra and geometry to solve problems. If famous scientists have also pondered these questions, the author shares the historical details with the reader. Designed to entertain and to stimulate thinking, this book can be read for sheer personal enjoyment
 
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Slicing pizzas, racing turtles, and further adventures in applied mathematics
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Towing icebergs, falling dominoes, and other adventures in applied mathematicsGrowth and diffusion phenomena : mathematical frameworks and applicationsTowing icebergs, falling dominoes, and other adventures in applied mathematicsTowing icebergs, falling dominoes, and other adventures in mathematics
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Banks, Robert B., 1922-2002

Banks, Robert Blackburn, 1922-2002

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