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: The Navier-Stokes equations

The mathematical problem with turbulence.

Maths in three minutes: Groups

Capturing symmetry with algebra.

Maths in a minute: What's average?

Why the humble average can be grossly misleading.

Maths in a minute: Writing infinite sums

How to write a sum that's infinitely long.

Maths in a minute: Euclid's fourth axiom

Euclid's fourth axiom says that all right angles are equal. But isn't that obvious?

Maths in a minute: Euclid's axioms

Five basic facts from the father of geometry.

Maths in a minute: Why do mathematicians play games?

Why game theory is a serious business.

Maths in a minute: Adding fractions (the easy way)

The Indian way of adding fractions makes things easier (with musical explanation).

Maths in a minute: Watch your units!

How to lose a spacecraft in the most embarrassing way possible.

Maths in a minute: Binary numbers

How do you write numbers as string of 0s and 1s?

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