Archive for December, 2008

An eagle is a score two strokes below par on a single hole.

Eagles are unusual and mostly seen on par-5s when a player manages to reach the green in two strokes and sink a single putt.

An eagle can also be made on a par-4 but that generally means either driving the green (possible only on short par-4s) or holing out from somewhere on the fairway (very unusual).

Technically, an eagle can be made on a par-3 but that’s usually called a hole-in-one!

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Well, loosely speaking, being continuous means that the function’s graph moves from one point to another along an unbroken path. If you were drawing the graph by hand, your pencil would never leave the paper as you moved from one point to another on the curve.

A technical definition used by mathematicians is:

A function f is continuous at a point c in its domain iff, given any epsilon greater than zero, there exists a delta greater than zero such that for each point in the domain lying within delta of c the functional value of that point lies within epsilon of the functional value at c.

Aren’t you glad you asked? ;)

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My fellow Americans,

Even though US presidential elections take place in November, the winner is not sworn in until the 20th of January after the election.

So, the new president’s term officially starts at 12:00 noon Eastern time on January 20th.  This time around, it looks like it’s shaping up the be quite a party.

Thank you for your question.

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