Cantor's Infinity Proof Made Easy
By: James Boyd
"Cantor's Infinity Proof Made Easy"Cantor's proof is an elegant and apparently mathematically valid demonstration that arrives at a surprising conclusion. Like Bells'sTheorem, which asserts the necessity for non-locality of physical events, at least at the quantum level, the conclusion of Cantor's proof is counterintuitive and...
How math is used in the real world, despite what students say
By: Tanu Bhandari
Numbers are invariably used by all of us, all the time throughout our life. Study of mathematics and science is always encouraged in schools across globe. Mathematics not only helps in technological advancements but also helps us to think analytically. Thus inculcating better problem solving...
Dividing by zero Bhaskari Dr James Anderson
By: Jimmy Nightingale
In 2006, Dr James Anderson, a computer science professor at the University of Reading (UK) boldly announced that he had solved a very important problem. It was a problem that has perplexed academics and anyone of a vaguely scientific or mathematical ilk since about 800AD...
By: Ernest Capraro
Parallel lines are an interesting concept, with interesting properties. Two simple criteria dictate whether two lines are parallel. The first criterion is that the two lines exist in the same plane. The second is that they never intersect. These two facts are the only two...
Understanding parallel lines
By: Tanu Bhandari
Points and lines are the building blocks of Euclidean plane geometry. The concept of line forms the base, for the study of angles, polygons and higher geometry.Two lines are said to be parallel1. Only if the lines are on the same plane.In geometry...
Is it possible to Divide by zero
By: Subhadeep Dasgupta
In simple mathematics, division indicates the ratio between two numbers a' and b'. So, any number when divided by zero has been termed undefined to prevent arguments and complications. However, in complex mathematics division by zero is possible.When, a number is multiplied with zero...
Understanding different base number systems
By: Julie R Butler
Number systems can theoretically have as many distinct symbols as there are numbers themselves. The fact that the base-10 system we use has become so prevalent throughout the world today may be because it is intuitive for us to use ten digits, having ten fingers...
Statistics & lies: Assessing the value of collected data
By: Ken Smauthi
Statistics lie, this we know for a fact. When both sides of any argument can quote competing statistics in order to prove their point, it becomes obvious that these prized facts and figures are nowhere near as reliable as we want them to be. Is...
How math is used in the real world, despite what students say
By: Daniel G. O'Leary
From the very first second each of us opens our eyes in the morning, we are using math. It's essential for survival, for living, for learning, for progressing, for communicating. Our minds never stop calculating, brilliantly I might add (oops, I did it again, used...
Understanding different base number systems
By: Shawn Schafer
The most common base of course decimal, also known as base-ten. This includes numbers zero through nine represented with one digit, 0 through 99 with two, and so on and so forth. The word Decimal comes from the root deca which means ten. This stands...

 

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