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Par Lance

Par Lance is where I come to talk with my friends, mainly to discuss books. 

Par can mean at face value,and Lance is just me.


From the Oxford English Dictionary:

Parlance /'pa:l(Ə)ns/

noun [mass noun] a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest: dated terms that were once in common parlance | medical parlance.

origin late 16th cent. (denoting speech or debate): from Old French, from parler 'speak', from Latin parabola 'comparison' (in late Latin 'speech').

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Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Arthur Benjamin
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Rod Stephens
The Stonor Eagles
The Pocket Statistician: A Practical Guide To Quality Improvement - Shirley Coleman, Roger Jones If you are an engineer, or an operations manager in a manufacturing plant, or anyone else who does not have an academic grounding in statistical methods but would like to use such methods for quality improvement, then this could well be the perfect book for you. It explains, in simple language, how you can use statistical process control and design of experiments to make rapid, significant, measurable improvements to whatever processes underpin your business.

The data that you need to work through the examples is provided on an accompanying CD. Once you have worked your way through the book, it is great to keep on your desk as a handbook as you implement your improvement programme.

A small book, as the title implies, but packed with useful information.