By: Raven Lebeau
Albanian mathematician Fioralba Cakoni is currently an associate professor at the University of Delaware. Her research involves direct and inverse problems in acoustic, electromagnetic, and elastic scattering and wave propagation. She also studies boundary value problems. Dr. Cakoni's work has wide-ranging applications, including radar and...
How math is used in the real world, despite what students say
By: Shawn Schafer
So its safe to assume nearly everyone has heard students ask "Well when am I actually going to use this?" in reference to math and other school subjects. Well let us examine just how math is used in the "real world" Upon stepping into...
Division by zero
By: Jess Boling
Division by 0 is impossible by the simple fact that 0 times anything is 0, this itself being a result of the field axioms of the real numbers. What am I talking about? Let me explain.Any sort of mathematical structure where one can do...
What is computational biology?
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Computational biology is a rapidly expanding and cutting edge field that seeks to apply computer science, statistics and applied mathematics to biological problems. This can take the form of data analysis (bioinformatics), molecular modeling (genomics, proteomics, molecular visualisation), and prediction and simulation (molecular dynamics, gene...
Understanding the Pythagorean theorem
By: Harry Stevens
The Pythagorean Theorem is an important and essential topic to understand in mathematics. Without it, many mathematicians would be in the dark about the properties of triangles. The theorem is so important, it is useful in almost all the different types of school mathematics, like...
Examining Kurt Godel's Incompleteness theorem and links to a Platonist view of mathematics
By: Scarlett de Courcier
Note: this article has been shortened for Helium - longer version available upon request.The Sum Of All Parts:A Dialogue On Consciousness Between Platonism and Quantum Physics. Whilst being a highly respected philosopher whose work one is inevitably required to study before moving on to...
Uses for mathematics in biological research
By: Raven Lebeau
While mathematics has long been at the heart of the physical sciences, "computational biology" is just now coming into its own as a branch of science. Biologists are realizing the utility of mathematics to their research, and mathematicians are finding applications for their work in...
How to read and interpret a box plot
By: Gunter Chang
The Box-Plot, also known as the box and whisker plot, is a graphical method of displaying five descriptive statistics: the median, the upper and lower quartiles, and the minimum and maximum data values. First created by John Tukey in a 1977 publication, Box Plots have...
Nothing is something what
By: Stanley W. Shura
Whether you are referring strictly to the representational and quantifying function which, after all, is the purest and ultimate purpose of mathematics - the language of abstract measurement, or the hypothesizing that it can describe some physical or tangible event, division by zero is an...
How math is used in the real world, despite what students say
By: Sherry H. Bowen
Galileo summed it all up when he concluded "Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has created the universe." Sounds complicated? Well, math isn't. Have you ever tried to get through one day without using math? How about an hour? It can't be done...

 

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