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101 uses of a quadratic equation: Part II
In issue 29 of
, we heard how a simple mathematical equation became the subject of a debate in the UK parliament.
continue the story of the mighty quadratic equation.
Finding order in chaos
All of science can be regarded as motivated by the search for rules behind the randomness of nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in
Faster than a falling bullet...
Scientists have for the first time measured the speed of gravity and tested Einstein's assumption - or have they?
All about asteroids
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
Don't judge a black hole by its area
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
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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