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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 6lobed structure mathematically represent ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:12  7 comments

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

Editorial
... Advances in theoretical physics ; The mathematical understanding of chaos. You can find out more about the history of ... A famous consequence of waveparticle duality is the uncertainty principle , which states that you can never ever measure both ...
plusadmin  1 Nov 2016  16:12

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

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

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

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

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

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 waveparticle ...
Marianne  12 Oct 2016  15:48  10 comments

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