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radioactive decay
Radioactive decay and exponential laws
Arguably, the exponential function crops up more than any other when using mathematics to describe the physical world. In the second of two articles on physical phenomena which obey exponential laws,
Ian Garbett
discusses radioactive decay.
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Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
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What the eye can't see
From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.
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Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
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Happy birthday Claude Shannon!
You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed...
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Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
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