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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 'Flatland'

    ... of mind-control. This edition by Princeton University Press features a new introduction by Thomas Banchoff which serves as a good ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 10:50 - 0 comments

  9. Understanding uncertainty: Visualising probabilities

    ... for those with poor numeracy. Many graphics have these features, but those used to represent probabilities may be of particular ... the peculiar perspective. We can summarise these negative features as chart junk . They add useless clutter to what could have been an ...

    Marianne - 26 Jul 2018 - 04:48 - 0 comments

  10. John Conway – discovering free will (part III)

    ... brimming with life is particularly poignant as death also features in our discussion. Conway had a stroke in 2006 and, although fit ...

    Rachel - 26 Jul 2018 - 10:50 - 5 comments