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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.
Stop taking the p
Why a time-honoured statistical tool is becoming problematic.
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
Don't judge a black hole by its area
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
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