Tag Archives: maths

Pi Day 2015

Tomorrow is Pi Day 2015! March 14, 2015, otherwise written as 3/14/15. I wrote about Pi Day last year, but this year is even more special. Not only does the written date go up to five digits, but it’s possible … Continue reading

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Marilyn vos Savant And The Monty Hall Problem

The Monty Hall Problem is a fascinating piece of mathematics and probability. The above video by Numberphile gives a great, in-depth, mathematical explanation of how it works, and they also have a few other videos on the problem. For a … Continue reading

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Comics That Ask “What If?”

“Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if 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

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Pi Day – March 14th

It’s that special time of year again. It’s Pi Day! To celebrate, here are a few interesting bits and pieces related to this day. First up, Alex Bellos, resident mathematician at the Guardian, has two really interesting articles on Pi. … Continue reading

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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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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

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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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