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Model behaviour
To study a system, mathematicians begin by identifying its most crucial elements, and try to describe them in simple mathematical terms. As Phil Wilson tells us, this simplification is the essence of
mathematical modelling
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Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
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The 2014 Plus advent calendar
In this year's advent calendar we bring you some of our favourite books and other mathematical toys, so you...
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Maths in a minute: Writing infinite sums
How to write a sum that's infinitely long.
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Writing the unwritable: up-arrow notation
How to write down unimaginably large numbers using just a few symbols.
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Mathematical mysteries: the Goldbach conjecture
Can every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes? It's one of the trickiest...
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The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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