Skip to Navigation
subscribe to Plus
Search this site:
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.
What is general relativity?
To celebrate the centenary of the general theory of relativity we asked physicist David Tong to explain the...
How stupid systems can use clever ways of finding things.
Why wait a second?
Why today is 24 hours and 1 second long.
Kissing the curve – manifolds in many dimensions
Following on from our previous article about curvature of lines and surfaces, we now move up to curvature of...
From Arsenal to RSA: An interview with Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.
Tweets by @plusmathsorg
Login to comment or download PDFs
Create new account
Request new password
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.