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Happy birthday Claude Shannon!
... mouse Theseus, one of the earliest experiments in artificial intelligence. (Image Copyright 2001 Lucent Technologies, Inc. All ... work on sending information through noisy channels. Maths in a minute: Boolean algebra , which gives some more details on rules ...
Marianne  30 Oct 2018  17:07  1 comment

Maths in a minute: Einstein's general theory of relativity
... puzzling Albert Einstein, shortly after his discovery in 1905 of his special theory of relativity with its famous equation e=mc 2 ... about Einstein and his general theory of relativity and the maths behind it in our collection of articles and videos . About ...
Rachel  26 Jul 2018  01:47  0 comments

Maths in a minute: The Riemann sphere
... the twodimensional plane you can keep walking indefinitely in all directions. You could say, in a very handwavy and intuitive sense, that there is infinity all around the ...
Marianne  27 Jul 2018  11:52  7 comments

Maths in a minute: Watch your units!
... two Earth years). It duly disappeared behind Mars a few minutes later, but it never reappeared on the other side. A week later ... than planned and as a result it either disintegrated in the atmosphere or sped off to orbit the Sun. How not to ... of NASA's systems engineering, and the checks and balances in our processes to detect the error. That's why we lost the spacecraft," ...
Marianne  25 Jul 2018  13:46  2 comments

Maths in a minute: Dark energy
... and how do they know? To find out, here's an extract from a Plus article by the cosmologist and mathematician John D. Barrow ... the Hubble Space Telescope and new detector developments in astronomy allowed researchers to see further than ever before in the ...
Marianne  5 Jun 2018  18:49  0 comments

Maths in a minute: Dark matter
... Physicists believe that around 82% of all the matter in the Universe is dark matter . It doesn't interact with light (to be ... do we know it's there? To explain, here's an extract from a Plus article by Martin Rees . The magnificent spiral ...
Marianne  5 Jun 2018  18:45  0 comments

Maths in a minute: The axioms of probability theory
Chance is a slippery concept. We all know that some random events are more likely to ... is 1/6? The probability of getting 6 right in the national lottery is around 1 in 14 million. Mathematicians avoid these tricky questions by defining ...
Marianne  4 Jul 2018  17:35  1 comment

Maths in a minute: Compound interest and e
... that it's connected to one of the most important constants in maths: the number . To see the connection, suppose you borrow at an ...
Marianne  28 Mar 2018  11:41  0 comments

Maths in a minute: Graphs and the degree sum formula
... This is an example of a graph. In maths a graph is what we might normally call a network. It consists of a ...
Marianne  10 May 2018  13:54  0 comments

Plus Advent Calendar Door #8: Einstein's general theory of relativity
... puzzling Albert Einstein, shortly after his discovery in 1905 of his special theory of relativity with its famous equation e=mc 2 ... about Einstein and his general theory of relativity and the maths behind it in our collection of articles and videos . ...
Marianne  26 Jul 2018  01:47  0 comments