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Tag Archives: maths
Comics That Ask “What If?”
“Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple whatif questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe … Continue reading
Fermat’s Last Theorem – Numberphile
A great interview with Simon Singh about Fermat’s Last Theorem, hosted by Numberphile. Simon talks about the life of Fermat, his works, and his theorems, focusing on his most famous one: that no three positive integers x, y, and z can satisfy the equation xn + yn = zn for any integer value … Continue reading
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Tagged Andrew Wiles, equation, Fermat, Fermat's Last Theorem, mathematics, maths, Numberphile, proof, Simon Singh, xn + yn = zn
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The Simpsons’ Secret Formula
Ah, The Simpsons. Quite possibly past its heyday, but it can still be amusing. I’ve always known it contained many little pop culture references, but I didn’t realise there were so many maths related ones. Over at The Guardian, Simon … Continue reading
Posted in Ramblings, Science
Tagged mathematics, maths, pop culture, references, secret formula, Simon Singh, The Guardian, The Observer, The Simpsons
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Numberphile – Googol Song
Numberphile – Googol Song. Helen Arney sings the Googol Song, with mathematical assistance from Matt Parker. A Googol is a large number (the digit 1 followed by 100 zeroes). A Googolplex is… too big to think about. It’s 10 to … Continue reading
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Tagged googol, googolplex, Helen Arney, mathematics, maths, Matt Parker, Numberphile
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Maths Jokes Explained
Mathematics can be a difficult subject. Jokes about maths can also be slightly bemusing to those not in the know. Here we have Matt Parker deconstruct, in great detail, each joke. It’s a lot funnier than it sounds! Onwards!
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Tagged jokes, mathematics, maths, Maths Jokes Explained, Matt Parker, Numberphile, science jokes, standupmaths
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Weekly Ramblings – LEGO Crayon Egg Tittles Electricity Language
Another (slightly delayed) Weekly Ramblings! As I seem to have done a fair amount, I’ll start this week off with some LEGO. Specifically, how tall can a LEGO tower physically get (BBC)? Using a hydraulic testing machine, researchers worked out … Continue reading
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Tagged 2x2, alphabet, BBC, brick, BuzzFeed, chemistry, chemistry crayon labels, crayons, crepuscular rays, dysania, egg, electricity, Eng, Eth, evolution, ferrule, fight, Gogol Mogol, hydraulic testing machine, KIAN, language, LEGO, maths, mental_floss, Nikola Tesla, Ond, packaging, skeuomorph, Stacey Thinx, Thorn, tittle, tower, Tuvie, wamble
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