By: Muhammad Fahd Waseem
Many of the hottest and trendiest physics and mathematics theories nowadays refer to multiple dimensions. But visualizing multiple dimensions is one of the hardest feats of imagination there are. Humans are born into a three dimensional world, and we always think in three dimensions. And...
Mathematics: How to do implicit differentiation
By: Bennett Kalafut
"Implicit differentiation" refers to differentiation of an implicitly defined function. Ordinarily the definition of a function is explicit: the name of the function appears on one side of an equals sign and the operations on the independent variables that define the function appear on the...
Square root explained
By: Steven Mars
The square root of a number is whatever number will, when multiplied by itself, be that number. Examples are 3 is the square root of 9 since 3 times 3 equals 9, 7 is the square root of 49 since 7 times 7 equals 49...
The difference between trigonometry and geometry
By: Chandra Wijaya
Mathematics can be divided into three big branches. They are algebra, geometry and arithmetic. Geometry talks about shapes, size, position and space. Trigonometry is a subset of geometry. Trigonometry just involves triangle shapes. Although it can be used in other shapes, but in using trigonometry...
A brief history of mathematics
By: Helena Whyte
Most early civilizations had counting systems. The Babylonians, Egyptians, and Chinese had calendars. The Egyptians had hieroglyphics in 3400 BC. The Babylonians, Romans, Chinese, Greeks, Mayans, and Hindus all had positional number systems. The Sumerians used fractions, algebra, multiplication tables, quadratic equations, and could calculate...
Understanding quadratic equations
By: Chandra Wijaya
A quadratic equation has a common form of ax^2 + bx + c = 0. It is polynomials with order of two. This equation is ubiquitous equation in mathematics and physics. We call the value of x that satisfies the equation as the root of...
By: Janet Grischy
For some people, mathematics is not important. They never handle money or plan how to save or spend it. They are not interested in using logic in life, but rely on instinct and emotion to carry them through. They want only a non-technical career, and...
Why is mathematics important?
By: Chu Chin Kwok
Why is mathematics important? This seems a strange question to ask, for the importance of math has been recognized since the beginning of civilizations. Perhaps this question is still relevant today because many of today's youths appear to decry the importance of gaining some mathematical...
How statistics is used in pension consulting
By: Johnny Hong
Statistics may be used in a variety of ways in business, but as an actuarial analyst from an employee benefits consulting firm, I will tell you how statistics, or more specifically actuarial science, is used in pension consulting. But first off, what is pension consulting...
The difference between trigonometry and geometry
By: Chu Chin Kwok
Mathematics is a subject that traditionally has been divided into various branches, some of which are interrelated: algebra, trigonometry, geometry, statistics, calculus, etc. Geometry and trigonometry are but two of the branches that we study probably in junior high school and beyond. GEOMETRY Geometry is...

 

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