Idea of zero in mathematics
By: Bria Jarrell
There are many questions raised in the subject of mathematics, but one little question that it seems can never be answered is this. Is zero a number? This question seems to have no definite answer, for there are many different opinions on the subject. There...
By: Ramona Taylor
From Algorithms and Archimedes to Equations and Einstein to Variables and Vedic, mathematicians have redefined the ways we measure and interpret our world. While there is no official Nobel Prize for the contributions of mathematicians, the international mathematical community holds its own honor for special...
By: Megan Stoddard
Every four years, the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in the field of mathematics, is awarded to two, three, or four persons no older than forty who have made a significant contribution to mathematics. Though it is not quite as famous as the Nobel...
Division by zero
By: Josh Anderson - 591600
Dividing by zero is a tricky concept in mathematics and is one that i guess we will never get a definitive answer on as there are good arguments both for and against and this is what makes it such a good topic of debate amongst...
The historical development of group theory
By: Liliana Andrei
It is amazing how different areas of mathematics converge to the same results of what is called today group theory. When we studied group theory in high school, we learned the standard version of the subject. However, the history of development of group theory indicates...
By: Edward Matthews
If more people took the time to really understand probability, casinos would go out of business. Fortunately for those who operate games of chance, most customers do not have a great appreciation for how this function of Mathematics operates. It is not as complex of...
Geometry: The different kinds of polyhedrons
By: Allen Gates
Polyhedrons are three dimensional shapes in geometry that can have any number of faces as long as it forms a solid enclosed space. Polyhedra can have any number of bases but the most common have either 1-pyramid or 2-prism. Additionally all of the edges must...
How statistics is used in behavioral science
By: Peter Flom
Statistics has a wide variety of uses in the behavioral sciences. It is useful to divide statistics into descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics describes a sample of subjects. Inferential statistics uses In the behavioral sciences, the subjects are usually people, but they could be...
Easy math tricks
By: Wayne Ramsey
Math tricks can be a fun way to impress friends and family alike. Someone that has the knowledge of how to perform quick math tricks can make a simple math class a lot more entertaining while also making the solving a problems much easier than...
How to calculate probability with multiple dice
By: Peter Flom
When asking about probability with multiple dice, the key things to remember are that there are multiple dice and that the roll of each die is independent of the others. That is, what you roll with one die has no effect on what you roll...

 

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