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Have we caught your interest?
Those who understand compound interest are destined to collect it. Those who don't are doomed to pay it - or so says a well-known source of financial advice. But what is compound interest, and why is it so important?
John H. Webb
The dynamic sun
On 11th August 1999 a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from parts of the UK. It will provide a spectacular display, but why is the Sun so interesting?
Natural frequencies and music
In the first of two articles,
discusses the vibrations that can be harnessed by musical instrument makers.
Career interview - Meteorologist
Read about what it is like to work at the Meteorological Office in this interview with
. There's also a contact point for careers information.
Infinite sums and China's demographics
China has recently revoked its one-child policy. What better occasion to explore the mathematics of...
Perfect birthday gift for GIMPS
Prime number enthusiasts discover new largest prime with 22,338,618 digits.
Ada Lovelace, born 200 years ago this month, is hailed the world's first computer programmer. What exactly...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
It from bit?
Does reality arise from information? What does this even mean? Anton Zeilinger explains the impact of John...
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