By: Janet Grischy
The golden ratio, for some, embodies perfection of form. It was and is a strictly mathematical way of working out the proportions of structures. It is still in use today, in art and architecture. Many natural systems seem to demonstrate a basis in the golden...
By: Bhavya Dabas
Mathematics is a very abstract subject indeed. There is a point of contention on whether it is a science or an art. Alfred Nobel did not think that it was science, because you could not conduct experiments and observations in the physical world in the...
By: Bhavya Dabas
There are three basic properties of equality. These are known as the reflexive, symmetric and transitive properties. Let's take a look at each of these. Reflexivity: This means that any object or number is equal to itself. Let's draw an analogy here: In a perfect...
Uses for mathematics in biological research
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
The field of mathematics is very expansive and involves quantifying the world around us. As such, there are a number of areas where mathematics and various quantitative methods are useful for both analyzing biological data and making predictions about biological processes. The following are just...
How statistics is used in behavioral science
By: Mary Tyrer
Psychology is the study of human behavior, the portion of science that helps understand the information Psychologists he or she collect during research. Finding statistics, will allow the Psychologist to help people using the scientific method. People do not realize how often they use...
Dividing by zero
By: Daniel Relph
Division by Zero is not possible by any accepted definition. Let's look at how we divide. Suppose you have a pie and you want to divide that pie by the number of people that want the pie. So, you cut the pie into four equal...
By: Wendy R.
Biostatistics, also known as biometrics is the application of statistical methods to study biology. In other words, it is the study of biology combined with methods of research, analysis and accumulation of data. Biostatistics uses the scientific method to study biological systems. The scientific method...
The Banach-Tarski paradox: What does it tell us about describing physical reality?
By: Brian Dodson
In a paper published in 1924, Stefan Banach and Alfred Tarski proved a theorem which has sparked a great deal of controversy since. As improved over the years, the theorem roughly states that a solid ball in 3-dimensional space (actually, bodies having any dimension...
By: Matthew Adams
Fractions and decimals are both linked. Decimals can indicate fractions, and so fractions have a decimal equivalent. Let us first begin, by considering how fractions can be divided. Fractions include a lower number over a higher number, like for example 1/3 or 2/8 or 5/6...
Why Mathematics is not a science
By: Brian Dodson
Despite the widespread use of mathematics as a language for science, it is not itself a science. A good exposition of science and the scientific method is given by Steven Hawking in A Brief History of Time: "A (scientific) theory is a good theory if...

 

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