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  1. Imaging maths - Inside the Klein bottle

    ... about orientability of surfaces is one of the keys to understanding and classifying surfaces and manifolds in topology. A ... With three values, 81, the speed of light, and a secret "uncertainty" number, I can make this 6-lobed structure mathematically represent ...

    plusadmin - 2 Feb 2017 - 15:12 - 7 comments

  2. Maths in a minute: False positives

    ... is an extract from Mike Pearson and Ian Short's article Understanding uncertainty: Visualising probabilities . ...

    Marianne - 14 Nov 2016 - 11:12 - 1 comment

  3. Editorial

    ... Advances in theoretical physics ; The mathematical understanding of chaos. You can find out more about the history of ... A famous consequence of wave-particle duality is the uncertainty principle , which states that you can never ever measure both ...

    plusadmin - 1 Nov 2016 - 16:12

  4. Understanding uncertainty: 2845 ways of spinning risk

    ... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Back to the What's the best medicine ...

    plusadmin - 17 Oct 2016 - 10:54 - 2 comments

  5. Understanding uncertainty: Visualising probabilities

    ... of Napoleon's tragic campaign into Russia in 1812 (see the Understanding Uncertainty website for animated versions of the data) and Florence ...

    Marianne - 11 Oct 2016 - 16:13 - 0 comments

  6. Understanding uncertainty: A league table lottery

    ... instalment of David Spiegelhalter's regular column called Understanding uncertainty. League tables are controversial and for good reason. Few ...

    plusadmin - 17 Oct 2016 - 10:57 - 2 comments

  7. Do you know what's good for you? — The maths of infectious diseases

    ... some of the mathematical developments that have improved our understanding and predictive ability. Read more... Swine flu uncertainty When a new infectious disease has broken out, how do you get ...

    Marianne - 18 Oct 2016 - 09:23 - 0 comments

  8. Making sense of election statistics

    ... Approving a president David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website and has a column in Plus . Michael Blastland is ...

    Marianne - 18 Oct 2016 - 09:58 - 0 comments

  9. Schrödinger's equation — what is it?

    ... after the work of many scientists, including the theoretical understanding provided by James Clerk Maxwell , we discovered that light ... nature of electrons (see the Plus article Quantum uncertainty ). One of the most famous demonstrations of wave-particle ...

    Marianne - 12 Oct 2016 - 15:48 - 10 comments

  10. Time to go retro

    ... crucial assumption in some fundamental results important to understanding what quantum mechanics tells us about the world. But is it an ... element already exists as the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle , which states that you cannot simultaneously know ...

    Rachel - 4 Oct 2016 - 14:35 - 0 comments