Division by zero is it really Impossible
By: Thomas Penna
Is it impossible to divide by zero? My answer plainly... No. Let's start with the painfully obvious zero is divisible by itself. Thank you very much and enjoy the show and now for something completely different. Seriously, can we divide zero by a number and...
Dividing by zero: Another possibility
By: Darrin A Yarbrough
“Dr James Anderson, a computer science professor at the University of Reading (UK) earned a bit of fame and notoriety in 2006 by claiming he had solved, “a 1200 year old problem,” most notably, he offered a proof that division by zero...
By: Emma Jean
All psychological theories are based on the interpretation of data that is either collected or observed. The manner in which this is interpreted is aided by several techniques or “tools” that help with categorizing data. The following are some of the primary methods in...
How probability is used in games of chance
By: Boris3
Understanding probability is crucial to winning at games of chance, or at the very least understanding that you won't be winning long-term. What games does probability have practical applications in? 1. Poker- Poker is one of the few games of chance that a good player...
Understanding mathematical sequences and series
By: Steven Mars
Sequences can be finite or infinite. Each term of a sequence is written using subscripts (a1, a2, a3, a4,...,an), whose an is the nth term. A sequence is finite if it ends at a defined an. Formulas are used to define sequences. For example...
Understanding Triangles
By: Cyn P.
A pyramid in Egypt may only look as a triangle in 2-dimensional (2D) form. A triangle is just another basic shape besides the circle and the square. There are a few types of triangles but the first basic thing you should know about the triangle...
Biography: Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
By: Steven Mars
Leibniz is one of the first to work on the mathematical subject calculus. He was also a philosopher and physicist. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was born on July 1, 1646 in Leipzig, Saxony, which is now Germany. His father was Friedrich Leibniz, who was a...
What is Xeno's Paradox?
By: Steven Mars
Zeno of Elea was a Greek philosopher born circa 490 B.C. and died circa 430 B.C. Zeno presented many paradoxes to support Parmenides’ hypothesis that “all is one”. The three paradoxes of motion are most famous. They are “Achilles And The...
Mathematics: Principle of inclusion and exclusion
By: Bob Lloyd
The principle of inclusion and exclusion is a way of reasoning about the membership of sets which overlap.For example, suppose set A had elements {2, 3, 6, 8, 9} and set B had elements {4, 5, 6, 7, 9}.Then the principle of exclusion...
By: Lynette Alice
Do you know what the name is for the quantity 10 to the 27th power? The odds are you don’t because it doesn’t have a name - at least not yet. If UC Davis physics major Austin Sendek has his way it will...

 

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