By: Pam Uher
Where and when did the use of zero begin? This is a great question a student might try to stump any Math or Philosophy teacher with. The origin of the mathematical zero has a cloudy history. Some historians believe the Sumerian's were the first to...
By: Raleigh Stout
There is only one meter, and it measures 3.280833 U.S. Survey Feet (1893) and 3.280840 International Feet (1959). To understand how they are used, some background and history will be helpful to put it into perspective.Congress promulgated and legalized the domestic...
By: Matthew Lang
I've always been good at Maths, in High School, I liked Maths, but I didn't particularly enjoy it. However, when I went to college, I picked Maths and Further Maths in my options, not because I enjoyed it but because I was good at it...
Division by zero is it really Impossible
By: Matthew Lang
We can see from the graph y=1/x that as x tends to zero, y gets very, very, very big, and we see from the graph that at some point on this curve, we go from a very, very large positive number to a very, very...
By: Scott Little
The Monte Carlo Method refers to a broad group of statistical procedures used to determine outcomes from a random set of variables. The method has applicationsin numerous areas of science and engineering.The term Monte Carlo was named after the Principality of Monaco and it's...
By: Jeremy ball
Putting data to the test is list worthy, the collection of group studies through categorical reasoning, the group without a resource can even cause a flaw, in turn to seek primary influences, and, allowing public officials the questioning necessary to further pull us through the...
By: Scott Little
A NURB or Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline is used in a variety of applications, including Computer Aided Design (CAD) and computer animation. They can represent a large number of shapes and three-dimensional figures. Originally NURBS were developed in the 1960's as a mathematical model to help...
By: Matthew Ryan
Xeno (or Zeno) was a disciple of the ancient Greek philosopher Parmenides. Parmenides believed that Reality was One: it was a single, homogeneous thing, indivisible and changeless. This seems, at first glance, to be an odd position to take as change seems to be happening...
Division by zero is it really Impossible
By: Get Paid
To say that division by zero is impossible is to say that multiplication by zero is impossible as well. To define division by zero as "undefined" is a mistake that is easy to see. We see multiplication by zero as possible because as we multiply...
By: Matthew Lang
Mathematics is a very philosophical subject, often mathematicians are trying to explain things we maybe cannot see, what we cannot observe in the real world, sometimes defying concepts which means it often takes a 'leap of faith' to obtain an answer to a problem. But...

 

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