# 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 a minute: TopologyWhen you let go of the notions of distance, area, and angles, all you are left with is holes.
Maths in a minute: Statistical mechanicsBridging the gap between the microscopic snd the macroscopic.
Maths in a minute: The normal distributionIt's so ubiquitous it's normal!
Maths in a minute: The gamma distributionHow long do you have to wait for more than one thing to happen?
Maths in a minute: Probability distributionsThey are incredibly useful, but what exactly are they?
Maths in a minute: The exponential distributionHow long do you have to wait for something to happen?
Maths in a minute: The Poisson distributionWhat's the chance that something happens?
Maths in a minute: The binomial distributionMeasuring your chance of success.
Maths in a minute: QALYsWhat's a quality adjusted life year, or QALY?
Maths in a Minute: Turbulence and the Reynolds numberHow does a smooth flow suddenly become turbulent? The Reynolds number helps understand the transition.
Maths in a Minute: Fluid dynamics and the Euler equationsHow does water, or indeed any fluid, move? The Euler equations let us look beneath the surface and mark the beginning of modern fluid dynamics.
Maths in a minute: Asymptotic expansionsApproximating a function with a divergent series.