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  1. 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

  2. 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 half-steps) higher. The bottom voice starts on the C below middle C; the ...

    Marianne - 12 Dec 2017 - 12:24 - 2 comments

  3. 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

  4. Podcast 12, September 2008: Universal pictures

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    plusadmin - 9 Feb 2017 - 15:48 - 0 comments

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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