- Freedom and physics
... observation, and physical reality. Heisenberg's famous uncertainty principle states that certain physical features of a particle ... about free will might well lay outside the limits of our understanding, I mean, the question itself makes very little sense. I'll ...
Article - mf344 - 23 Oct 2012 - 13:10 - 2 comments
- Births and deaths in fluid chaos
... range from the use of microfluids in nanotechnology, to understanding the flow of blood, the formation of tears in our eyes, ... progressively inaccurate as time passes. In fact, the uncertainty increases exponentially with time. This behaviour is complex, but ...
Article - plusadmin - 21 Dec 2012 - 11:08 - 0 comments
... of material that's likely to come up in this issue's Understanding Uncertainty column and some recent news stories . The language of ...
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- Reconstructing the tree of life
... and instead return to our elegant theory of trees. Understanding evolutionary trees Figuring out who evolved from what and ... possible trees into a network is a way of coping with this uncertainty, so mathematicians are currently hard at work creating the ...
Article - plusadmin - 12 Oct 2012 - 16:27 - 0 comments
... Advances in theoretical physics ; The mathematical understanding of chaos. You can find out more about the history of ... A famous consequence of wave-particle duality is the uncertainty principle , which states that you can never ever measure both ...
Article - plusadmin - 7 Jan 2011 - 17:39 - 0 comments
... , individuals and organisations committed to the public understanding of mathematics, that enables us to bring you new stories from the ... advised to use a common sense approach to physics — the uncertainty principle doesn't apply to toilets. Mathematics has a more ...
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- The best medicine?
... shows a 95% "confidence interval", which expresses the uncertainty about where the true risk lies. For most of the individual studies, ... a particular patient asking this question requires careful understanding of how individual characteristics help predict outcome. We really ...
Article - plusadmin - 1 Nov 2012 - 09:04 - 0 comments
- Teacher package: Mathematics in sport
... Isner-Mahut mega set at Wimbledon? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...
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- Teacher package: Maths and art
... art. ( Physics, string theory ) Understanding uncertainty: Pure randomness in art — This article is based on a talk the ...
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- The Nature of Space and Time: An Evening of Speculation
... Institute. While we all have an intuitive understanding of space and time that is sufficient to get us through everyday ... assertions of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle , says that, at a tiny scale, it is impossible to ...
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