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Call routing in telephone networksFind out how modern telephone networks use mathematics to make it possible for a person to dial a friend in another country just as easily as if they were in the same street, or to read web pages that are on a computer in another continent.
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  • The inner beauty of pure mathematics
  • A journey with mathematics
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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 questions in maths.

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Understanding turbulenceHave you ever been in an aeroplane on a smooth flight when suddenly the plane bumps up and down for a short time as it goes through turbulent air? The study of turbulence is used to understand a range of phenomena from the simple squirting of a jet of water to the activity of the sun.
Daniel Bernoulli and the making of the fluid equationDaniel Bernoulli (1700-1782) discovered the relationship between the density of a fluid in a pipe, the speed it is travelling in the pipe and the pressure exerted by the fluid against the walls of the pipe. This is the story of what happened.
  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.