How to derive mathematical formulae
By: Chu Chin Kwok
Mathematicians, engineers and a host of other professionals ranging from economists, earth-scientists to astronomers need to know how to apply mathematical formulae in their everyday, professional lives. The importance of mathematical formulae cannot therefore be over-emphasized. We learn about many mathematical formulae through our school...
How math is used in the real world, despite what students say
By: James Boyd
How math is used in the real world, despite what students sayAre math skills necessary to function effectively in the real world? Of course you will keep better track of things and use your money more efficiently if you can understand and use some fundamental...
How math is used in the real world, despite what students say
By: Kristine Cuer
I will not say that I could solve a math problem in 30 seconds or all those geeky/nerdy people could possibly do. But I'd rather choose Math over any other subjects for the sole reason that I hate to memorize. And Mathematics gives me a...
Brief overview of integral calculus
By: Michelle Tuesday
Integral calculus is the mathematics of integration, which is used to calculate volumes and areas of complicated shapes. Whereas a rectangle or circle has a simple mathematic function for finding its area, an undefined, squiggly shape is not as straightforward, and must be integrated. This...
Division by zero is it really Impossible
By: Darrin A Yarbrough
Division by zero is done on the Riemann sphere in the complex plane and its result tends to infinity whereas zero divided by any other number tends to one. It is also important to note that in the real number system (and on better graphing...
Understanding plane geometry
By: Chris Webber
Geometry is easier than you think. Plane geometry is based on concepts that on their own are extremely simple; if you can draw a line, you can do geometry. So, whether you need some help with homework or you'd just like to understand geometry a...
How to apply Ohm's Law to basic circuits
By: Lime Red Tetrahedron
Electricity and its properties have many times troubled and challenged human knowledge and understanding. The flow of electricity, being bound in space-time to the force of magnetism through maxwell's equations, is now understood to the point that it can be analyzed and controlled. In this...
How statistics can be manipulated
By: Michelle Tuesday
Alabama is home to a traditional college football rivalry between the University of Alabama and Auburn University. On the steps of a building at the University of Alabama, a woman conducts a poll. "Are you an 'Bama fan or an Auburn fan?" she asks...
The importance of zero in mathematics
By: Tamaal Ghosh
A Big, Fat Zero.The prodigious power of nothing.A paradox that probably doesn't really occur to people until someone with the warped, twisted mind of, say, ex-Monty Pythoner Terry Jones points it out.Interviewed by the B.B.C. for his 2005 programme, "The...
Statistics & lies: Assessing the value of collected data
By: Taylor Hodge
All you hear these days is that Statistics are misleading. But what about the people who work for a living calculating these statistics that people just push aside? As a Mathematics and Statistics major, I am almost offended that statistics are seen as lies and...

 

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