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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?
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.
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.
Maths in a minute: Continued fractions
Continued fractions reveal the good, the bad and the beautiful side of numbers.
London tube strike not all bad?
How "forced experimentation" can lead to economic benefits.
School students help researchers fight diseases
A project involving secondary school students has delivered valuable data for epidemiologists.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Trisecting the angle with a straightedge
The impossible becomes possible when you move into the third dimension.
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