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Maths around the clock
... and taking the squareroot. Here is an example of a 7 clock. Examples for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 are given below (notice ...
Marianne  6 Nov 2018  15:42  0 comments

Maths and politics
... Permalink Submitted by Matthew on September 7, 2018 it seems unfortunate that the tone of the article ...
Marianne  13 Nov 2018  15:41  2 comments

From an ecologist's nightmare to a mathematician's dream
... than the two shorter paths { r , v 1 , v 4 } (7+2=9) and { r , v 2 , v 4 } (1+6=7). Given a directed ...
Marianne  6 Nov 2018  11:10  0 comments

Maths in a minute: Binary numbers
... 4 x 1000 + 3 x 1000 + 0 x 10 + 2 x 1. Similarly, 7396 stands for 7 x 1000 + 3 x 100 + 9 x 10 + 6 x 1. What do the ...
Marianne  5 Nov 2018  14:18  0 comments

News from the world of maths: Mathematical physicist wins 2008 Templeton Prize
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Mathematical physicist wins 2008 Templeton Prize The 2008 Templeton Prize has been awarded to Polish mathematical physicist ...
plusadmin  6 Apr 2010  14:44  0 comments

Error correcting codes
... this with a simple example. The numbers from 0 up to 7, written in binary, are: 000 (0) 001 (1) 010 (2) 011 (3) 100 (4) 101 (5) 110 (6) 111 (7) (You can read more about binary numbers here , or simply believe ...
Marianne  31 Oct 2018  12:17  0 comments

The origins of proof II : Kepler's proofs
... we explained in The Origins of Proof, Part I in Issue 7 of PASS Maths, the concept of a "proof" was developed in the field of ... Postulates  see The Origins of Proof, Part I in Issue 7 ), followed in turn by deductive proofs. In most of his works, Kepler does ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  04:53  1 comment

The Fields Medal 2018: Peter Scholze
... seven numbers 0, 1, ..., 6 with arithmetic defined modulo 7 is a field. (You can read about modular arithmetic here .) ... of the field – for our field of arithmetic modulo 7, the characteristic is 7. (For any field defined as the arithmetic modulo ...
Rachel  9 Oct 2018  13:59  0 comments

A disappearing number
... By Rachel Thomas December 2008 Listen to the accompanying podcast One morning ...
plusadmin  15 Oct 2018  12:31  0 comments

Born from broken symmetry
... By Marianne Freiberger 10/10/2008 The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three men whose work has ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  07:53  0 comments