By: Angela S. Young
Anyone who knows anything about statistics knows that having one set of variables off can skew the entire result. As human beings, it may be impossible to have a statistic that is 100% reliable. And yet, especially during election times, we hear people touting this...
Finding math in ancient architecture
By: Effie Moore Salem
Mathematics defines architecture; without it there would be no ancient architecture left standing. It had to be balanced or it would not have stood the tests of time. Finding Math in Ancient Architecture sounds as if students are to snoop around and discover that ancient...
By: Tenebris
Daily we interact physically with the physical world around us. At the macroatomic level, the objects we handle have a solid reality which we take so much for granted in our daily lives that we intuitively apply universal mathematical laws to their existence and our...
By: Raven Lebeau
There are two types of mathematicians- algebraists and geometricians. The former excel at the manipulation of abstract symbols representing numerical quantities. Their reasoning centers on formal logic and neither relies upon nor allows for the messy realities of empiricism. Geometricians, in contrast, are concerned with...
By: Darian Peters
Math in ancient architecture is a fascinating subject. Indeed for some people writing in the alternative history genre careers can be made from finding such math and developing all encompassing theories of prehistoric global civilizations and/or alien involvement in the early development of human society...
By: Tenebris
To this day, mathematics and architecture are close companions. An architect must understand his building materials and environment, and in the modern age such understanding is invariably measured in quantifiable terms. However, ancient structures also deliberately embedded basic mathematical principle into their design: not because...
Understanding structure in mathematical objects
By: Effie Moore Salem
Proportions must be exact and fit the design model else the object will not work properly. The world is built on structure and balance. Structure is one of the first things taught in mathematics although it is not labeled as such. It is simply incorporated...
Division by zero is it really Impossible yes
By: Alex Kee
Actually, my theoretical answer to this theoretical question is both "Yes" and "No", but since I have to take sides, I randomly chose "Yes". Just as you cannot extract something out of nothing, so also, you cannot divide something with nothing. This is the short...
By: Raven Lebeau
As a community college instructor, I work with many adult students. In a way, this is good, because they have lots of life experience to build on. However, I also have to deal with the fact that these people have "gotten along just fine" without...
By: Veranda
Solving a linear system is to find a point where two linear question intercept, there are two methods; one by substitution and one by elimination, so which method proves to be the more efficient and more easily done in a short amount of time?Substitution...

 

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