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The golden ratio and aesthetics
... top models, Linney and his colleagues found that the facial features of the models were just as varied as those in the rest of the ...
plusadmin  9 Feb 2017  11:00  12 comments

Career interview: Biomechanical engineer
... At the very early stages all embryos have many features in common, but they develop very differently according to their ... contract, stretch, become conical, and so on  to create the features of the developing embryo. "Genes act on the structure of the cell. It ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  16:01  0 comments

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  2 Feb 2017  15:42  1 comment

Chaos in Numberland: The secret life of continued fractions
... ( 25 ) This has some important features. First, check that, because it is a probability distribution, if we ...
plusadmin  8 Feb 2017  15:40  6 comments

Births and deaths in fluid chaos
... time, Ouellette and Gollub decided to look for geometric features that characterise the whole flow. They were interested in two sets of ... scenario by a comparatively small number of geometric features. But there's much to do yet: "We haven't been able yet to express our ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:47  0 comments

101 uses of a quadratic equation: Part II
... that there were numbers and which depend on such features as the length of the pendulum, air resistance and the strength of the ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:40  19 comments

Science fiction, science fact: reports from the frontiers of physics
... covered in the recent FQXI essay Continuum and Discrete Features of Nature From a Canonical Science Perspective ...
Rachel  14 Nov 2016  13:39  15 comments

The mathematics of your next family reunion
By Jeffrey Rosenthal – I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s ...
Rachel  6 Mar 2012  12:14  36 comments

Plus Advent Calendar Door #23: Navigation
... , published by Oxford University Press, with C. Sangwin and features in the book 50 Visions of Mathematics ed. Sam Parc. ...
Marianne  22 Dec 2016  20:54  1 comment

'Meta math!'
... Omega By Gregory Chaitin The current issue of Plus features the article Omega and why maths has no TOEs by the same author, ...
plusadmin  18 Oct 2016  09:18  0 comments