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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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The physics of elementary particles: Part I
It's amazing to think that our world is based on a handful of fundamental particles and forces. Find out how...
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How does your garden grow?
The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the...
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Information, decisions and bits
A brief into to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
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Find the gap
There's been progress on one of the biggest open problems in maths: the twin prime conjecture.
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Maths in a minute: Local connectivity
How crinkly is crinkly?
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