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Euler's polyhedron formula
... it down in words. It turns out that it is described by two features. The first is that Platonic solids have no spikes or dips in them, so ... seven edges: http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue43/features/kirk/proof but as I could barely follow *that* one, that's all ...
plusadmin  3 Aug 2016  16:07  68 comments

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  11 Oct 2016  16:13  0 comments

Maths in a minute: Maths and communication
... , published by Oxford University Press, with C. Sangwin and features in the book 50 Visions of Mathematics ed. Sam Parc. ...
Marianne  23 Nov 2016  14:07  0 comments

Digital art
... music — getting a computer to find those patterns and features that distinguish music from mere noise — poses a whole new range of ... is often needed to enable a computer program to identify features from a webcam. Picking out the brightest or darkest regions in its ...
plusadmin  19 Oct 2016  10:22  0 comments

Catching terrorists with maths
... as much as design, and unsurprisingly shares several features with networks that are found in nature. The human brain is one of ... highly efficient distributive processing." Discovering features of this kind is not just beneficial for understanding brain function, ...
plusadmin  19 Oct 2016  10:27  0 comments

It's happened!
... particles colliding, has a time and a place and taking these features away from it doesn't seem to make much sense. Unless you are a ...
Marianne  17 Oct 2016  16:02  0 comments

Why did nature choose quantum theory?
... sharing many of quantum theory's other mysterioussounding features — such as entanglement , interference , teleportation , ...
Marianne  18 Oct 2016  10:46  0 comments

Outer space: Emergence
... not only bigger than its parts, it also possesses emergent features that are qualitatively different to those of its parts. ...
plusadmin  17 Oct 2016  13:28  0 comments

A risky business: how to price derivatives
... can only move at discrete time points. Both of these features are somewhat undesirable, but there is a clever way around this ...
plusadmin  17 Oct 2016  12:32  6 comments

Roger Penrose: A Knight on the tiles
... realisation." As Penrose says, one of the interesting features of the tiling problem is that it is noncomputable. "It is possible to ...
plusadmin  17 Oct 2016  11:13  2 comments