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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
Posted in Ramblings, Science
Tagged 3.14, 3.141592, 3.141592653, Alex Bellos, Einstein, Happy Pi Day, mathematics, maths, Pi Day, Pi Day 2015, pie, Slate, The Guardian
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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, indepth, mathematical explanation of how it works, and they also have a few other videos on the problem. For a … Continue reading
Posted in Ramblings, Science
Tagged Marilyn vos Savant, mathematics, maths, Monty Hall Problem, Numberphile, Priceonomics, probability
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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
Posted in Science
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
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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
Posted in Music, Science
Tagged googol, googolplex, Helen Arney, mathematics, maths, Matt Parker, Numberphile
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