Plus Magazine

Issue 2
May 1997
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Find out how modern telephone networks use mathematics to make it possible for a person to dial a friend in another country just as easily as if they were in the same street, or to read web pages that are on a computer in another continent.


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The mathematics underlying today's complex telephone networks is still based on his work. Erlang was the first person to study the problem of telephone networks.


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Here is an experiment that you can easily do yourself to test Bernoulli's equation. There are also 2 questions and answers.


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The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.


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After 5,000 years, the game of Nine Men's Morris has succumbed to the power of modern computing, plus other recent mathematical discoveries in the world of games.


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Read about two students at Keele University. Christine Vretta is doing Joint Honours Maths and Physics, and Steve Smith is doing Joint Honours Maths and Computer Science.


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We talk to Tim Pilkington, a keen basketball player, who has a joint honours BSc in Maths, Physical Education and Sports Science from Loughborough University. Tim has worked as a mathematics teacher and is now working as an accountant.