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.

Physics in a minute: What's the problem with quantum gravity?

At the heart of modern physics lurks a terrible puzzle: the two main theories that describe the world we live in just won't fit together.

Maths in a minute: The power of powers

The powers of x can work magic.

Maths in a minute: Continued fractions

Continued fractions reveal the good, the bad and the beautiful side of numbers.

Maths in a minute: Easy 11

Eleven makes multiplication easy.

Maths in a minute: Trisecting the angle

A quick look at an ancient problem.

Maths in a minute: Tiling troubles

Why there are only three regular polygons you can tile a wall with.

Maths in a minute: Pretend primes

Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.

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.

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