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Running a lottery, for beginners
There are many different types of lottery around the world, but they all share a common aim: to make money.
explains why lotteries are the way they are.
101 uses of a quadratic equation: Part II
In issue 29 of
, we heard how a simple mathematical equation became the subject of a debate in the UK parliament.
continue the story of the mighty quadratic equation.
Mathematics for aliens
It has often been observed that mathematics is astonishingly effective as a tool for understanding the universe. But, asks
, why should this be? Is mathematics a universal truth, and how would we tell?
Outer space: A sense of proportion
Editorial trends - According to current trends, this editorial will never get written!
I've got your number - Soon the maths-phobic will have nowhere left to hide.
A ridiculously short introduction to some very basic quantum mechanics
Some general ideas in very few words and without equations.
Donald Trump, game theorist
Whatever you think of Donald Trump, we bet you didn't think he was good at game theory.
Maths in a minute: Expectation
Why the expected outcome of rolling a die is 3.5.
Eight great reasons to do maths
In 2012 the UK government launched a list of the Eight Great technologies of the future. Here's what they are...
Everybody's talking about Big Data. But what exactly do they mean?
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