## Articles

**Kona Macphee**examines the prefix property, one of the important features of a good code.

**Jon Walthoe**explains why Benford's Law says otherwise, and why tax inspectors are taking an interest.

**Jon Walthoe**explains the tricks involved and how great thinkers like Pythagoras, Newton and Gödel tackled the problems.

**Helen Mason**explains.

**Martin Turner**takes you on a journey from the motion of a microscopic particle to the creation of imaginary moonscapes.

*fractal*, introduced in the mid 1970's by Benoit Mandelbrot, is now commonly used to describe this family of non-differentiable functions that are infinite in length. Find out more about their origins and history.

**David Henwood**explains the role of mathematics in the design of Hi-Fi loudspeakers.