# Maths in a minute

Want facts and want them fast? Our *Maths in a minute* series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words. From symmetry to Euclid's axioms, and from binary numbers to the prosecutor's fallacy, learn some maths without too much effort.

What do we mean when we say that something grows exponentially? Find out in this very easy introduction, suitable for anyone curious to know more!

Is your new face cream associated to getting spots? The odds ratio can help figure it out.

A basic introduction to the most powerful tools in science and enginnering.

The word "algorithm" has probably got more usage over the last few years than it has in its entire history. But what exactly is an algorithm?

What do we mean when we say that something grows exponentially?

Find out why the formula we use to work out conditional probabilities is true!

Non-linear relationships are tricky relationships. Find out why here.

The concept of homotopy is a great example of how the language of maths can make intuition precise.

How would you explain the natural numbers to an alien devoid of a number instinct? You could try Peano arithmetic...

Tea gone cold? Don't worry, you can cheer yourself up with the theory of thermodynamics.

How does your phone know what the weather's going to be like?

Wet cats don't cause umbrellas and umbrellas don't cause wet cats.