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What is maths for? - What do we hope people will know after studying maths at school?
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Specially for students - This issue of Plus brings you the first of an occasional series expecially for use in the classroom.
Optional maths - should students be able to give up maths at age 14?
Outer space - In what will now be a regular feature, mathematician and cosmologist John D. Barrow shares some maths that's amused and intrigued him.
Readers' corner- More Strange activities for last issue's Ship of Fools!
Information overload - how mathematicians are helping us all to make sense of the vast amount of information now available to us
Sum problems - can you be good at mathematics without being good at arithmetic?
Readers' corner - Meet Mandy, the cuddly Mandelbrot set!
Agner Krarup Erlang (1878 - 1929)
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.
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
Like spirals and flowers? Then you'll love polar coordinates and the pretty pictures they allow you to draw!
Cereal, sand and snow
As your cereal tumbled into your bowl this morning, were you daydreaming of sand dunes or snowy mountains? It...
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Friends and strangers
Can we always find order in systems that are disordered? If so, just how large does a system have to be to...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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