By K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

**Read Online or Download The Gale Encyclopedia of Science: Factor-Kuru PDF**

**Best encyclopedia books**

**Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever, Volumes 1-2**

Greater than part a century after the start of rock, the musical style that all started as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now said as America's-and the world's-most renowned and influential musical medium, in addition to the soundtrack to numerous generations' worthy of background. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock tune has been an indisputable strength in either reflecting and shaping our cultural panorama.

**Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing**

Containing over three hundred entries in an A-Z layout, the Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing offers effortless, intuitive entry to correct info for execs and researchers looking entry to any element in the wide box of parallel computing. themes for this complete reference have been chosen, written, and peer-reviewed through a global pool of uncommon researchers within the box.

- Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: N-Z
- Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology [Vol 10]
- Encyclopedia of Electronic Circuits [Vol 6 of 6 plus cumul. index]
- Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music and Art

**Additional info for The Gale Encyclopedia of Science: Factor-Kuru **

**Example text**

Gordon Miller Botanist Corvallis, Oregon Kelli Miller Science Writer NewScience Atlanta, Georgia Christine Miner Minderovic Nuclear Medicine Technologist Franklin Medical Consulters Ann Arbor, Michigan David Mintzer Professor Emeritus Department of Mechanical Engineering Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois Christine Molinari Science Editor University of Chicago Press Chicago, Illinois Frank Mooney Professor Emeritus Fingerlake Community College Canandaigua, New York Partick Moore Department of English University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Robbin Moran Department of Systematic Botany Institute of Biological Sciences University of Aarhus Risskou, Denmark J.

For instance, 12 can be factored into the product 6 ϫ 2, or 3 ϫ 4. The expression (x2 - 4) can be factored into the product (x + 2)(x - 2). Factor is also the name given to the parts. We say that 2 and 6 are factors of 12, and (x-2) is a factor of (x2 - 4). Thus we refer to the factors of a product and the product of factors. The fundamental theorem of arithmetic states that every positive integer can be expressed as the product of prime factors in essentially a single way. A prime number is a number whose only factors are itself and 1 (the first few prime numbers are 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13).

A prime number is a number whose only factors are itself and 1 (the first few prime numbers are 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13). Integers that are not prime are called composite. The number 99 is composite because it can be factored into the product 9 ϫ 11. It can be factored further by noting that 9 is the product 3 ϫ 3. Thus, 99 can be factored into the product 3 ϫ 3 ϫ 11, all of which are prime. By saying “in essentially one way,” it is meant that although the factors of 99 could be arranged into 3 ϫ 11 ϫ 3 or 11 ϫ 3 ϫ 3, there is no factoring of 99 that includes any primes other than 3 used twice and 11.