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Have we caught your interest?
Those who understand compound interest are destined to collect it. Those who don't are doomed to pay it - or so says a well-known source of financial advice. But what is compound interest, and why is it so important?
John H. Webb
The dynamic sun
On 11th August 1999 a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from parts of the UK. It will provide a spectacular display, but why is the Sun so interesting?
Natural frequencies and music
In the first of two articles,
discusses the vibrations that can be harnessed by musical instrument makers.
Career interview - Meteorologist
Read about what it is like to work at the Meteorological Office in this interview with
. There's also a contact point for careers information.
Solving quadratics in pictures
How to derive the famous quadratic formula from pictures, just like the Babylonians did.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
So you think you can add up?
Why do we add fractions the way we do? A very close look at addition reveals the answer — and it also works...
Why the Met Office needs a £97m supercomputer
The complex maths of weather and climate.
Trisecting an angle with origami
How to solve an ancient problem in a few folds.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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