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What computers can't do
looks at the life and work of wartime code-breaker Alan Turing. Find out what types of numbers we
count and why there are limits on what can be achieved with Turing machines.
What's in a name?
Image analysis - a modern application of mathematics
New technology has provided us with some amazing images - satellite images, medical images, even images beamed back from Mars.
tells us about the increasing role of statistics in interpreting them.
What a coincidence!
Coincidences are familiar to us all but what are the so-called laws of chance? From coin tossing to freak weather events,
explains how probability is at the heart of it all.
Natural frequencies and music
In the first of two articles,
discusses the vibrations that can be harnessed by musical instrument makers.
In his second article,
explains the role of mathematics in the design of Hi-Fi loudspeakers.
Mathematical mysteries: twin primes
We know there is infinitely many primes, but are there infinitely many twin primes?