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'Superposition'
... illustrates a central difficulty with our quest for understanding. To be successful it necessitates abstraction, beautifully ... together the whole text. It reminded us of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle: you can never have all the information you want, ...
Rachel  1 Jun 2013  12:54  0 comments

From restaurants to climate change
... to anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics. These days tips are ... is represented by the line, and the grey band indicates uncertainty about the line. Because size takes integer values, and we are ...
plusadmin  19 May 2010  17:01  0 comments

Editorial
... , individuals and organisations committed to the public understanding of mathematics, that enables us to bring you new stories from the ... advised to use a common sense approach to physics — the uncertainty principle doesn't apply to toilets. Mathematics has a more ...
plusadmin  23 Oct 2012  14:27

From neurobiology to online gaming
... example by recognising statistical patterns and quantifying uncertainty using probabilities. The NNM programme grew out of the recognition ... is David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk and Senior Scientist at the Biostatistics Unit in the ...
Marianne  19 Jul 2012  12:29  0 comments

Winding numbers: Topography and topology II
... deformed to the other without crossing or For a deeper understanding of the problem, try researching the fundamental group . This ... fractions, dynamical systems, hyperbolic geometry, and uncertainty. Topology ...
Marianne  21 May 2011  17:51  4 comments

New GCE AS/Alevel Cores
... However, the existing section on the "Mathematics of Uncertainty" has been removed. This was a controversial section in 1993. It ... 15% of the total Alevel marks) which tests the candidates' understanding of the connections between different elements of mathematics. ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  13:59