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  1. 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

  2. Dividing Walls: Topology and topography I

    ... of geography concerned with the natural and constructed features on the surface of land, such as mountains, lakes, roads, and ...

    Rachel - 5 Sep 2011 - 16:42 - 3 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Smooth manifolds

    ... standard Euclidean space . We have a choice about which features of we want to regard as intrinsic, rather than just accidents of ... lengths 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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