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Missing a complex opportunity
... drawn with the values a =10, b =2, c =9 and h =7. He came up with this tidy formula (you can see how here ) for ... easily calculate that the height, , of such a shape was 7, using his formula: ...
Rachel  12 Dec 2017  12:24  0 comments

Bach and the musical torus
... II of Prussia (Frederick the Great) in Potsdam on May 7, 1747. The King, who was himself a musician, proposed a theme on which Bach, ... bottom voice) exactly, except one measure later and a fifth (7 halfsteps) higher. The bottom voice starts on the C below middle C; the ...
Marianne  12 Dec 2017  12:24  2 comments

Unveiling the Mandelbrot set
... = 26 2 + 1 = BIG x 6 = BIGGER x 7 = REALLY BIG, and we see that points in this orbit get bigger and ... c = 1.6 (Chaotic behaviour) c = 1.75 (Tends to period 3) c = 1.8 (Chaotic behaviour close to ...
plusadmin  22 Nov 2017  13:44  7 comments

Podcast 12, September 2008: Universal pictures
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plusadmin  9 Feb 2017  15:48  0 comments

Editorial
... and other Plus readers directly, there's the Plus blog . But we're not entirely driven by technology. The strength of Plus ... to tell the world about it, then get writing now for the 2008 competition and your chance to join our list of acclaimed authors. ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:10

The LHC and the dark matter mystery
... the rabbit hole CERN from the air. Image © 2008 CERN . To find out what dark matter is and how it behaves we need ... protons going in opposite directions. Image © 2008 CERN The LHC's aim is to discover new particles by smashing ...
Marianne  11 Dec 2015  16:56  1 comment

Sexual statistics
... had 14 sexual partners, on average, and women 7. Studies have suggested that women give lower numbers when they fear the ...
Marianne  7 Dec 2017  14:08  5 comments

Poetry with maths
... mathematical structure can deepen its effect. This lovely blog by JoAnne Growney lets you feast on an international menu of poems made ... line follow the Fibonacci sequence, which appears on the blog. It was written by Athena Kildegaard . seek beauty— all ...
Marianne  14 Dec 2010  13:08  2 comments

Stuff Happens: Ordering history in computer science
... article first appeared on the FQXi Community website in 2008. High fidelity — Physicists tend to think of the world ...
Rachel  30 Nov 2017  12:48  0 comments

Maths in a minute: The two envelopes problem
... Permalink Submitted by Burger Man on October 7, 2017 I think the article should more clearly state ...
Marianne  30 Nov 2017  12:53  31 comments