By: Maylin Ramos
“A counting device: a mechanical device for making calculations consisting of a frame mounted with rods along which beads or balls are moved.” (1) What it is and its purpose The evolution of the abacus can be divided into three ages: Ancient Times...

By: Evelyn Berger
Émilie du Châtelet, full name Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet, was born on the seventeenth of December, 1706, in Paris. She was an Enlightenmentage physicist, mathematician and author. Châtelet was one of six children, and the...

By: Janet Grischy
The Fibonacci number sequence describes how things grow, and also how they decay. It can predict the increase in the population of a colony of rabbits, and of a colony of bacteria. It also predicts the way that a colony that overwhelms its resources will...
Is Division by zero possible
By: Kyle Nickel
Division by zero can be a difficult concept to grasp, and with good reason. Division is basically dividing the dividend into as many groups as the divisor. But with zero, you can't do that, because you cannot divide a whole number into zero groups. Another...
By: Steven Mars
Set theory in mathematics uses Venn diagrams to explain concepts like intersection, union, etc. of sets. Modern set theory was discovered by Georg Cantor and Richard Dedekind in the 1870s. Sets are labeled A, B, C, D, etc. Numbers are most commonly used in set...
Biography: Evariste Galois
By: Richard W Zaengle Jr
Evariste Galois was born on October 25, 1811 in BourglaReine, France twelve years after the end of the French Revolution. His father, NicolasGabriel, was mayor of the village in which they lived and the headmaster of the local boarding school. AdelaideMarie Demante, Galois' mother, was...
By: Ludovic Harold Tesla
A radian is a unit of measure for angles similar to degrees. Technically speaking the only difference between the two is the conversion but radians are a useful measurement to remember for many reasons. 1: It is the standard unit of angular measure used across...
By: Ludovic Harold Tesla
Everyone knows there is some form of probability involved with card games but most do not know the actual probability or how it relates to the game. To fully understand how probability affects certain situations in games we must know what this probability actually is...
By: Ludovic Harold Tesla
Modes, medians, and means are very different forms of obtaining statistical information about a set of data. When we use the term ‘average’ all scientists and mathematicians think of mean because that is the only true average that can be used for scientific calculations...
By: Ludovic Harold Tesla
The difference between an independent variable and a dependent variable is causation. The independent variable causes the dependent variable. Many people already understand this concept but they just get confused by the mathematical vocabulary. Basically you could just think that the “Dependant Variable” depends...
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