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Outer space: Rugby and Relativity
Human beings are famously prone to error, and proof-readers are, after all, only human. But who picks up the errors a proof-reader misses?
John D. Barrow
challenges readers to estimate the errors that aren't found from the errors that are.
What is maths for? - What do we hope people will know after studying maths at school?
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Specially for students - This issue of Plus brings you the first of an occasional series expecially for use in the classroom.
Imaging maths - Unfolding polyhedra
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.
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
Happy birthday Claude Shannon!
You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed...
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