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.

Maths in five minutes: Calculus

Curious about calculus? This accessible introduction is for you!

Maths in a minute: Limits

Find out about the beautifully intuitive concept that lies at the heart of calculus.

Maths in a minute: Topology

When you let go of the notions of distance, area, and angles, all you are left with is holes.

Maths in a minute: Statistical mechanics

Bridging the gap between the microscopic snd the macroscopic.

Maths in a minute: The normal distribution

It's so ubiquitous it's normal!

Maths in a minute: The gamma distribution

How long do you have to wait for more than one thing to happen?

Maths in a minute: Probability distributions

They are incredibly useful, but what exactly are they?

Maths in a minute: The exponential distribution

How long do you have to wait for something to happen?

Maths in a minute: The Poisson distribution

What's the chance that something happens?

Maths in a minute: The binomial distribution

Measuring your chance of success.

Maths in a minute: QALYs

What's a quality adjusted life year, or QALY?

Maths in a Minute: Turbulence and the Reynolds number

How does a smooth flow suddenly become turbulent? The Reynolds number helps understand the transition.

  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.