Polya

Pól·ya

(pōl'yah),
Jenö (Eugene), Hungarian surgeon, 1876-1944. See: Pólya gastrectomy, Pólya operation, Reichel-Pólya stomach procedure.

pol·y·[A]

(pol'ē),
1. Abbreviation for poly(adenylic acid).
2. Iridoid indole alkaloid isolated from Vinca sp.; may have pharmacologic applications; falling in this class are vinblastine and vincristine.
3. Excretion of d-glycerate in the urine; found in renal calculi.
4. An inborn error in metabolism resulting in d-glyceric aciduria (1).
5. A class of basic antibiotic peptides found in neutrophils that apparently kill bacteria by causing membrane damage.
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0, the N=1082 items clustered into exactly three factors that corresponded very closely to the evaluations proposed by Polya.
The sequence of SARS-CoV strain HSR1 genomic RNA was 29,751 bases in length, with a polyA tail.
Hungarian mathematician George Polya proved back in 1921 that anyone who gets lost can eventually get home by simply tossing a coin to decide which way to go next.
Polya explained that the main point of the admittedly somewhat complex Bayes theorem, which has as many as a dozen symbols, is contained in its simple corollary, "A theory is confirmed by its consequences.
30pmat Church House,Groes Lwyd,Abergele with a gardeners' Question Time with three horticulture experts Benllech Flower Club's cheese and wine evening at the home of Margaret Polya on Tuesday at 7.
According to Polya (1957), "understanding the problem" is the critical first phase of problem solving.
Polya GM, Foo LY (1994) Inhibition of eukaryote signal-regulated protein kinases by plant-derived catechin-related compounds.
Polya, author of the 1945 book, How To Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Princeton University Press, now in its second edition).
Help your students apply the basic four-step problem-solving process developed by the late George Polya and described in his book How to Solve It: (1) understand the problem, (2) devise a plan, (3) carry out the plan, and (4) reflect on the problem and your approach.
Polya (1945/1973) argues that metacognition facilitates the development of the type of knowledge that is of particular value for "future mathematicians":
The research was done on programs that employ heuristic reasoning, a term defined by George Polya, a Stanford mathematician, as the art of good guessing.
Finally, Price (1976) suggests that the "cumulative advantage distribution," which can be derived from a modification of the Polya Urn model (see Feller [1968]), [2] provides a sound conceptual basis for the statistical modeling of the situation in which "success breeds success.