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The origins of proof III: Proof and puzzles through the ages
For millennia, puzzles and paradoxes have forced mathematicians to continually rethink their ideas of what proofs actually are.
explains the tricks involved and how great thinkers like Pythagoras, Newton and Gödel tackled the problems.
Testing Bernoulli: a simple experiment
Here is an experiment that you can easily do yourself to test Bernoulli's equation. There are also 2 questions and answers.
Puzzle No. 2 - carnivorous beetles
Playing with numbers
Here's a game: pick a positive natural number and if yours is the smallest number no one else has picked, you...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Physics in a minute: What's the problem with quantum gravity?
At the heart of modern physics lurks a terrible puzzle: the two main theories that describe the world we...
What is a black hole – mathematically?
Pau Figueras explains how Einstein's theories predicted the existence of black holes, and how to describe...
Where would the world be without mathematics?
A new competition invites young people aged 11 to 19 to explore the history of maths for a chance to win cash...
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