A topologist can’t tell the difference between a coffee cup and a donut, or so the saying goes. That’s because topology is the study of geometrical objects without considering things like length, angles, or shape.
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Pythagoras was an ancient Greek philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, but his mathematical work is still relevant to our lives today. He was one of the first people to study the properties of numbers, the relationships between them, and the patterns they produce – in other words, to do maths. He’s most […]
Where ever you look in nature you will find patterns. From the seeds in the flower under your nose to the flow of the wind around you and the flock of swallows overhead, some patterns keep occurring again and again. The essence of mathematics is a series of simple rules that produce complex consequences. And nowhere are these complex consequences more apparent than in the natural world.