# Distributed Computing Articles

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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• ### Fractal

A fractal is a geometric object which is rough or irregular on all scales of length, and therefore appears to be 'broken up' in a radical way. Fractals of many kinds were originally studied as ... > more
• ### Calculus

Calculus is a central branch of mathematics. Calculus is built on two major complementary ideas, both of which rely critically on the concept of limits. The first is differential calculus, which is ... > more
• ### Quantum mechanics

Quantum mechanics is a fundamental branch of theoretical physics that replaces Newtonian mechanics and classical electromagnetism at the atomic and subatomic levels. It is the underlying framework of ... > more
• ### Search engine

A search engine or search service is a document retrieval system designed to help find information stored on a computer system, such as on the World Wide Web, inside a corporate or proprietary ... > more
• ### Global climate model

General Circulation Models (GCMs) are a class of computer-driven models for weather forecasting, understanding climate and projecting climate change, where they are commonly called Global Climate ... > more
• ### Ellipse

In mathematics, an ellipse is a plane algebraic curve where the sum of the distances from any point on the curve to two fixed points is constant. An ellipse can be drawn with two pins, a loop of ... > more
• ### Information architecture

Information architecture (often abbreviated "I.A.") is the practice of structuring information (knowledge or data) for a purpose. These are often structured according to their context in user ... > more
• ### Uniform distribution (continuous)

In mathematics, the continuous uniform distributions are probability distributions such that all intervals of the same length are equally probable. When working with probability, it is often useful ... > more
• ### Cube

A cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex. The cube can also be called a regular hexahedron and is one of the five ... > more
• ### Robot

A robot is a mechanical or virtual, artificial agent. It is usually an electromechanical system, which, by its appearance or movements, conveys a sense that it has intent or agency of its own. The ... > more

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