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'Universe of stone'
If you are interested in how medieval cathedrals came into being, and the mathematics associated with their architecture and construction, then this book is for you.
'The presidential election game'
If you ever have been (or wanted to be) involved in a school or office council which has to be elected by popular vote, you have a fair idea of the sort of considerations that have to be made.
'An imaginary tale'
Engineers often consider mathematics a necessary evil rather than a pursuit in itself. The author of An imaginary tale, Paul J. Nahin, is therefore a rare find.
'How many socks make a pair?'
If you were to seek out books that attempt to popularise maths among the innumerati, you would notice that most give a quick nod to the golden ratio.
'The wraparound universe'
With Einstein's publication of The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity in 1916 our view of the nature of the Universe was forever altered.
'Lewis Carroll in numberland'
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sat in the bows of a rowing boat and heaved on the oars in time with another young man who sat in front of him.
Science fiction, science fact: reports from the frontiers of physics
What is time? What is space? Are there parallel universes? Join Plus and FQXi on a journey exploring these...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
What Planck saw
Cosmologists gathered in the Netherlands last week to discuss a new view of the Universe. The Universe as...
Why you shouldn't use a toss for overtime
In soccer a coin toss is used to decide who goes first in a penalty shootout and similarly in American...
Make a difference to mathematics
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