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  1. Prize specimens

    ... possible region shapes, but they collected data about what features made a region good or bad. For example, they looked at how many ... piece was, and how much a tiling problem was affected by features of the boundary such as corners. To do this they had to make a priori ...

    plusadmin - 25 Jul 2018 - 19:46 - 0 comments

  2. Arithmetic, bones and counting

    ... 0 through to 9. This is possible because of the positional features of the place value system. The tables can themselves then be assembled ... Install Flash var so = new SWFObject("/issue44/features/sangwin/napier/napier.swf", "/issue44/features/sangwin/napier/napier.swf", "600", "500", 8, "#660000"); ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 13:51 - 1 comment

  3. 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 ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 16:51 - 0 comments

  4. Can triangles help spot a bomb?

    ... at an image on a screen to see what kind of visual features their eyes latch onto. It's important to know how big the visual ...

    Marianne - 26 Jul 2018 - 16:51 - 2 comments

  5. Face to face

    ... After the photos are tweaked slightly to make the major features, such as the eyes, nose and mouth, roughly align, the points ...

    Rachel - 26 Jul 2018 - 16:51 - 0 comments

  6. Plus appears on Doctor Who!

    ... regular Plus readers will know, each issue of Plus features an interview with someone who has a maths or maths-related degree, and ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 13:51 - 0 comments

  7. 'The shoelace book'

    ... situation as much as possible without losing its essential features — a model, as such a mathematical setup is called, should be as ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 16:51 - 0 comments

  8. 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 fractal-ness, it's ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 19:52 - 4 comments

  9. What is dark energy?

    ... is the magnitude at each point in space and time. The only features of a scalar field are how fast it is changing over time — its ... expansion accelerated. This caused all sorts of observable features. It's the same sort of phenomenon as the current acceleration, and the ...

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 01:52 - 6 comments

  10. It's bigger on the inside!

    ... mathematics into the plot, but there is another way it features on TV and film: as the force that drives visual effects. Simulations ...

    Marianne - 26 Jul 2018 - 16:51 - 1 comment