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  1. Ripped off at the beach

    ... transient or flash rips occur unexpectedly where these features are not present. Topographic rips have been well documented and ... beach, a relatively flat beach in Perth with none of the features that generate topographic rips, and were able to record flash rips for ...

    plusadmin - 25 Jul 2018 - 19:46 - 0 comments

  2. Smooth manifolds

    ... standard Euclidean space . We have a choice about which features of we want to regard as intrinsic, rather than just accidents of ... of the infinitesimal paths.) Among the intrinsic features of a Riemannian manifold are its geodesics . These are parametrized ...

    Rachel - 26 Jul 2018 - 22:52 - 0 comments

  3. 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 - 27 Jul 2018 - 07:53 - 0 comments

  4. Image analysis - a modern application of mathematics

    ... with much real detail having been lost and many spurious features having been introduced. When we think about it, however, it is really ... made. This processing may involve highlighting certain features such as a fracture in an X-ray picture, or identifying land use from a ...

    plusadmin - 25 Jul 2018 - 13:46 - 0 comments

  5. Jackson's fractals

    ... scales: a small chunk of a fractal, scaled up, has similar features to a larger one. The researchers noticed this feature in the ...

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 04:53 - 0 comments

  6. Career interview: Mathematical modelling consultant

    ... Once you've found the equations that encode the main features of your process, you can simulate it — for example on a computer — ...

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 07:53 - 0 comments

  7. News from the world of maths: Issue 47 out now!

    ... the Plus new writers award , but we are overloaded with features about the ways maths influences and shapes our lives. We investigate ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 22:52 - 0 comments

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Prize specimens

    ... possible region shapes, but they collected data about what features made a region good or bad. For example, they looked at how many ... piece was, and how much a tiling problem was affected by features of the boundary such as corners. To do this they had to make a priori ...

    plusadmin - 25 Jul 2018 - 19:46 - 0 comments