Plus Magazine

Issue 4
January 1998
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Coincidences are familiar to us all but what are the so-called laws of chance? From coin tossing to freak weather events, Geoffrey Grimmett explains how probability is at the heart of it all.


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In the first of two articles, David Henwood discusses the vibrations that can be harnessed by musical instrument makers.


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In his second article, David Henwood explains the role of mathematics in the design of Hi-Fi loudspeakers.


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New technology has provided us with some amazing images - satellite images, medical images, even images beamed back from Mars. Julian Stander tells us about the increasing role of statistics in interpreting them.


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Andrew Snape, an A-level student at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, talks about his A-level studies and interests.


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Find out about what it is like to work as an actuary with Watson Wyatt Partners Worldwide. There's also salary information and a careers contact point.