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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 ...
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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

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 ...
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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 ...
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How to tame uncertainty
... in the hands of a mathematical model? If you remember the 2008 financial fiasco, then your answer might well be "no". Mathematical ...
Marianne  11 Oct 2018  11:46  2 comments

Humans, machines, and the future of work
... 1983. Figure reproduced from a chart on Andrew Mc Afee's blog . But it turns out this isn't the case. Since the 1980s we have ... Manufacturing employment and output in China, 1990  2008. Figure reproduced from chart shown on Digital Community . ...
Marianne  1 Dec 2016  12:07  11 comments

Sundaram's Sieve
... steps apart, and which starts with the number 4: 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, ... Next up is the sequence starting with the number 7 and with successive numbers exactly 5 steps apart: 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  22:52  4 comments