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Self-similar syncopations: Fibonacci, L-systems, limericks and ragtime
investigates the links between music and mathematics, throwing in limericks, Fibonacci and Scott Joplin along the way.
is proud to present an extended version of his winning entry for the THES/OUP 1999 Science Writing Prize.
The origins of proof IV: The philosophy of proof
concludes our Origins of Proof series by asking what a proof really
, and how we know that we've actually found one. One for the philosophers to ponder...
Outer space: Where to stand to look at statues
John D. Barrow tells us how to get the best view!
Ebola: Evidence from numbers
Why maths is an important tool in the fight against Ebola.
How many melodies are there?
Given there's a finite number of notes on a scale, can we still find a brand new melody? Perhaps they've all...
Solving quadratics in pictures
How to derive the famous quadratic formula from pictures, just like the Babylonians did.
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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