You may have encountered what are known as ‘phantom traffic jams’ when driving along the motorway. This is when a traffic jam appears out of nowhere, before mysteriously disappearing again, without any sign of an accident or obvious cause of the jam. Phantom traffic jams are extremely frustrating and lots of mathematical research has been […]
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…your body contains more bacterial cells than human ones? The average adult is made up of 10 million million cells but there are 10 times as many bacterial cells living inside us.
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A video presented by Rachel Riley and produced by the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications.
Every day of our lives, we use communications in one form or another. But what kind of mathematics do we need to make sure that our communications systems continue to develop in the future?
You may have appreciated the beauty of a tiger, but have you ever wondered where its stripes come from? What might surprise you is that mathematics is behind the formation of a tiger’s stripes and that its stripe pattern is even governed by a set of equations!
You may already have heard of the Butterfly Effect – the idea that an event as small as the flap of a butterfly’s wings can change the course of history. The term has entered the public’s imagination and we can all think of examples in our own lives of small insignificant events which then have had a big impact later on.
Have you ever wondered why you need to study Maths? The simple answer is that Maths is used in all aspects of day-to-day life, often when you’re not even aware that you’re using it! Don’t believe us? Then check out these Career Profiles published by our friends at STEMNET.
Follows the story to break the world land speed record in a vehicle powered by diesel tractor engines! Taken from “What’s the point” DVD.
When stressed, this class of fluids begin to behave very strangely indeed: they can get thicker or thinner, some instantly and some over time.
For a twenty year old, the World Wide Web’s pretty grown-up – at a conservative guess, there are 182 million websites accessible today. With this much information around, search engines are vital, and no company has done more for search engine technology than Google. Now a global power handling about 235 million searches per day […]
Maths is fundamental to the design and development of navigation systems. They use many different branches of maths, but particularly geometry, algebra, calculus, and probability.