TITLE

# Cook's constant (probably 19th century) Mathematics

PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Dictionary of Theories;2002, p120
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Definition of the term Cook's constant is presented, as it is used in mathematics. This is unpublished, yet famous with school children, which refers to the difference between the answers required and the answers obtained. On adding Cook's constant to any calculation, the desired results is produced.
ACCESSION #
40421996

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