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Kissing the frog: A mathematician's guide to mating
... well with the real world, then trying to figure out what features of the real world you left out. Go back to step 3. Here's ... start to get some idea of what your number is. All of these features can be, and have been, added to mathematical models. There's more ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  19:52  2 comments

The physics of elementary particles: Part I
... in particle physics. By symmetry we mean immunity to change: features of a theory and the natural processes it describes remain the same ...
Marianne  26 Jul 2018  22:52  2 comments

What is dark matter?
... pattern, but a closer look discloses many identifiable features — light from major metropolises, oil wells alight in the Middle ... a billion light years away. These pictures reveal many faint features, streaks and arcs: each is a remote galaxy, several times further away ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  16:51  7 comments

Pandora's 3D box
... Mandelbulb , however, does appear to have genuine fractal features no matter which way you look at it, so in terms of fractalness, it's ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  19:52  4 comments

How does gravity work?
... can be measured. This helps to determine some crucial features of the Universe, for example how fast it is expanding. Currently ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  22:52  16 comments

Chaos, chance and money
... But what exactly is chaos? One of its features is that tiny changes to the starting conditions can result in wildly ...
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Matrix: Simulating the world Part I  Particle models
... best to simplify a complex problem, to distil the crucial features of a system and leave out anything that might confuse the analysis of ... the simulation won't behave properly around these artificial features. A common trick in modelling is to define the world space so that if a ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  13:51  0 comments

Maths and art: the whistlestop tour
... work is this link: http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue9/features/lyapunov/index Great wright up by the way, using it in next week ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  07:49  9 comments

Going with the flow
... by Wolfgang Beyer . Of course the positions of the features of the Mandelbrot set are entirely determined by the mathematical ...
Marianne  26 Jul 2018  19:52  1 comment

Maths and climate change: the melting Arctic
... Despite its simplicity, the model picks out some of the main features of ice growth. As the ice thickness increases, the rate of growth ... of the real distributions of ice thickness and features such as pressure ridges and open leads. When we're looking for trends ...
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