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<p>Plus 1000 — Mathematical lives</p>
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<h2><i>Plus</i> 1000 — Mathematical lives</h2>
<p>To celebrate the tenth anniversary year of <i>Plus</i>, we've been running a series on our favourite maths in history.<p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/pluschat-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p>44astronomybernoullibernoulli equationbernoulli numbercalculuscomputer programmingcomputer sciencecopernicuseditorialgalileogroup theoryhistory of mathematicskeplerKepler's three laws of planetary motionleibnizNewtonnoether's theoremplus birthdayst. petersburg paradoxwomen in mathematicsFri, 31 Aug 2007 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin4900 at https://plus.maths.org/content1089 and all that
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Why do so many people say they hate mathematics, asks <b>David Acheson</b>? The truth, he says, is that most of them have never been anywhere near it, and that mathematicians could do more to change this perception - perhaps by emphasising the element of surprise that so often accompanies mathematics at its best. </div>
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<h2>The element of surprise in mathematics</h2>
<p><i>Why do so many people say they hate mathematics?</i></p>
<p>All too often, the real truth is that they have never been allowed anywhere near it, and I believe that mathematicians like myself could do more, if we wanted, to bring some of the ideas and pleasures of our subject to a wide public.</p>
<p>And one way of doing this might be to emphasise the element of <i>surprise</i> that often accompanies mathematics at its best.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/1089-and-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/1089-and-all#comments31ellipseFermat's Last Theoremfocalpointsgeometrykeplerleibnizmathematics and magicpendulumPiproofTue, 31 Aug 2004 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2250 at https://plus.maths.org/contentMission to Mars
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The geometry says that now is the right time for a mission to Mars. </div>
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<p>The race for Mars is on. The European Space Agency's <a href="http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/index.html">Mars Express</a> mission and the first of two US <a href="http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/">Mars Exploration Rovers</a> launched by NASA are currently hurtling toward the red planet, each hunting for water and possible signs of life. But why this flurry of activity? Is it simply the
spirit of competition that has driven the parallel missions?</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/mission-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/mission-mars#commentsaphelionellipseEuropean Space AgencykeplerKepler's three laws of planetary motionMarsNASANewtonorbitperihelionSun, 15 Jun 2003 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2717 at https://plus.maths.org/content