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**List of giant squid specimens and sightings**— This list of giant squid specimens and sightings is a comprehensive listing of all recorded human encounters with members of the genus Architeuthis , popularly known as giant squid. It includes animals caught by fishermen, found stranded ashore,… …112

**Marsaglia polar method**— The polar method (attributed to George Marsaglia, 1964[1]) is a pseudo random number sampling method for generating a pair of independent standard normal random variables. While it is superior to the Box–Muller transform[citation needed], the… …113

**Geography**— (from Greek γεωγραφία geografia ) is the study of the Earth and its lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena. [cite web |title=Geography |work=The American Heritage Dictionary/ of the English Language, Fourth Edition |publisher=Houghton… …114

**cycloid**— cycloidal, adj. cycloidally, adv. /suy kloyd/, adj. 1. resembling a circle; circular. 2. (of the scale of a fish) smooth edged, more or less circular in form, and having concentric striations. 3. (of a fish) having such scales. 4. Psychiatry. of… …115

**mathematics**— /math euh mat iks/, n. 1. (used with a sing. v.) the systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically. 2. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) mathematical procedures,… …116

**particle accelerator**— accelerator (def. 7). [1945 50] * * * Device that accelerates a beam of fast moving, electrically charged atoms (ions) or subatomic particles. Accelerators are used to study the structure of atomic nuclei (see atom) and the nature of subatomic… …117

**MATHEMATICS**— Bible The Bible does not deal directly with proper mathematical subjects; however there are some parts that do relate indirectly to different mathematical topics. These are widely discussed by the various commentators on the Bible and Talmud: the …118

**Epicycloid**— Ep i*cy cloid, n. [Epicycle + oid: cf. F. [ e]picyclo[ i]de.] (Geom.) A curve traced by a point in the circumference of a circle which rolls on the convex side of a fixed circle. [1913 Webster] Note: Any point rigidly connected with the rolling… …119

**Ellipse**— Elliptical redirects here. For the exercise machine, see Elliptical trainer. This article is about the geometric figure. For other uses, see Ellipse (disambiguation). Not to be confused with ellipsis. An ellipse obtained as the intersection of a… …120

**History of geometry**— Geometry (Greek γεωμετρία ; geo = earth, metria = measure) arose as the field of knowledge dealing with spatial relationships. Geometry was one of the two fields of pre modern mathematics, the other being the study of numbers. Classic geometry… …