Understanding algebra: Slopes
By: Jael Ravalyn
An algebraic slope is essentially a representation of how steep a line is. A rate of how much a line rises, measured by the y axis, and how far it spans the, measured by the x axis, renders the slope. The symbol for the slope...
Understanding algebra: Slopes
By: Michael Brow
In Mathematics, a slope is a way of explaining a line. This article will explain real life slopes, compare them to algebraic slopes, and finally, explain why algebraic slopes are important. A real life slope is what you will find at the base of a...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Thermodynamics is a science which is built upon experimental facts that cannot be proven. But no one has so far succeeded to refute these principles. There are two experimental facts upon which thermodynamics is built. These are: the law of conservation of energy upon which...
How does pi work?
Pi
By: Nick Ford
The mathematical constant Pi occurs widely in mathematics and science. The number expresses the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter. It also appears in higher level mathematics. For practical purposes there are two equations that regularly crop up involving Pi. Suppose we...
How statistics can be manipulated
By: Cengiz Fehmi
It is not unheard of to have perfect 1 to 1 correlation of ice cream sales in 1957 with NFL football outcomes in 2010, however is the data valid? Since the science of statistics has so much influence on practitioners and non-practitioners alike it would...
Understanding the Pythagorean theorem
By: Andy Styx
Pythago-Rock And Roll! Pythagoras probably never expected his theorem to be used to carry out the successful reunion tour for a relic from the grand old 1980’s. In this paper, I'll be demonstrating how Pythagoras’ proof can be used to successfully accommodate his various...
Understanding Triangles
By: Allen Gates
A triangle is a part of the family of polygons defined as any object that is enclosed by three or more sides. Polygons have special names based on the number of sides they have. A pentagon has five sides while a square and a...
Idea of zero in mathematics
By: Lime Red Tetrahedron
The Idea of Zero Mankind's unrelenting search for knowledge has led to ideas that we find fundamental to modern thought. Such ideas, though commonplace and often regarded to be but simple concepts, are astoundingly deeply rooted in philosophical thought. The concept of zero - the...
By: Dicky Mint
Like many people, I like trying to find answers to what appear to be impossible questions, some I have more luck with than others. I was introduced to a math trick some time ago which had me puzzled for a long time. I would have...
Independent and dependent statistical variables
By: Robby Powell
Many times, one hears about a recently published story that links soda consumption to obesity or smoking to lung disease. There are many more examples that one can find announced in a major newspaper, a popular magazine, a journal, or even television news programs. One...

 

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