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Mathematical mysteries: twin primes
We know there is infinitely many primes, but are there infinitely many twin primes?
What a coincidence!
Coincidences are familiar to us all but what are the so-called laws of chance? From coin tossing to freak weather events,
explains how probability is at the heart of it all.
Natural frequencies and music
In the first of two articles,
discusses the vibrations that can be harnessed by musical instrument makers.
In his second article,
explains the role of mathematics in the design of Hi-Fi loudspeakers.
I'll take door number three...
Maths in a minute: Local connectivity
How crinkly is crinkly?
How does your garden grow?
The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the...
Why we want proof
What are mathematical proofs, why do we need them and what can they say about sheep?
How to predict an election
Forecasting election results is a sophisticated business.
Why a perfect voting system is mathematically impossible.
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