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Maths in a minute: Boolean algebra
A B A AND B True True True True ... after the English mathematician George Boole (1815  1864). In Boolean logic statements can either be true or false (e.g. at the moment "I ... values the compound statement can take. (You can read more in George Boole and the wonderful world of 0s and 1s .) Truth ...
Rachel  11 Oct 2016  15:26  1 comment

How maths can make you rich and famous
... rich and famous is not usually a motivation for doing maths, and is an endeavour more usually linked to film stars and sports personalities. However, in this article I will tell you how you can become rich and famous by doing ...
plusadmin  25 Jul 2018  22:47  4 comments

Career interview: Systems engineer
... at his office just around the corner from Victoria Station in London. "At the moment we are working with the Department of Transport to ... of these mathematics was critically important." Sky maths Hang on. Maths important in flying jobs? On board hightech US ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  07:53  0 comments

Teacher package: Complex numbers
... area. Most Plus articles go far beyond the explicit maths taught at school, while still being accessible to someone doing A level maths. They put classroom maths in context by explaining the bigger picture — they explore applications in ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  04:48  0 comments

Graphs and networks
... on graph and network theory. Graphs and networks turn up in many reallife problems, from neuroscience to telecommunications. To start ... laid the foundations for one of the most modern areas of maths: network theory. This article is also available as a poster which you ...
Marianne  26 Jul 2018  04:48  0 comments

Teacher package: Graphs and networks
... area. Most Plus articles go far beyond the explicit maths taught at school, while still being accessible to someone doing A level maths. They put classroom maths in context by explaining the bigger picture — they explore applications in ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  04:48  0 comments

Maths in a minute: Complex numbers
... and if you're not careful you might accidentally take a square root of something that's negative. That isn't allowed of course, but ... to your equation. People first noticed this fact in the 15th century. A lot later on, in the 19th century, William Rowan ...
Marianne  24 Nov 2017  11:11  1 comment

Maths in a minute: The graph isomorphism problem
... Networks are everywhere. We encounter them every day, in the form of the internet, or the social, transport and utility networks we depend upon. Mathematically, a network is an example of a graph : a collection of nodes (also called ...
Marianne  12 Dec 2017  14:33  0 comments

Maths in a minute: The golden ratio
... was first studied by the ancient Greeks, and it was defined in terms of geometry. Take a piece of line and divide it into a longer and a shorter piece so that the ...
Marianne  9 Mar 2017  12:14  0 comments

Do you know what's good for you?
Should international travel be banned in the face of swine flu? Should lifesaving drugs be withheld ... together in the following categories: The maths of infectious diseases : From SARS to swine flu, infectious ...
Marianne  25 Jul 2018  22:47  1 comment