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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.. in 1997 the USS Yorktown ground to a halt when one of its computers tried to divide by zero, crashing the entire network and causing the ship to lose control of its propulsion system!
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There are many native tongues used around the world, but everyone shares the language of mathematics.
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 […]
How many colours do you need to fill in a map? The answer is more complicated than you’d think…
Can maths be beautiful? Most people understand the beauty of a painting or a piece of music, but what about the squiggles of a mathematical equation? We call great works of art “beautiful” if they are aesthetically pleasing or express fundamental ideas in a profound way, and mathematicians feel the same way about particularly elegant […]