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  • Mathematics Inspired Art On Display

    Mathematics Inspired Art On Display

    via news24: “MATHEMATICS is all around us, whether we are [aware of it or not].” So says Mia Brettell, a scholar from East London, who created a human face entirely out of mathematical shapes as her entry in the Eastern Cape’s first Math-Art competition, run by Nelson Mandela University’s Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC). Brettell was one of 113 entrants from 36 high schools across the province, whose maths-inspired artworks are on display at […]

  • How The Power Of Mathematics Can Help Assess Lung Function

    How The Power Of Mathematics Can Help Assess Lung Function

    via ScienceDaily: Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new computational way of analysing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. A multi-disciplinary team of mathematicians, clinicians, and image specialists from three University of Southampton faculties has devised a method for numerically describing the complicated three-dimensional structure of the lung using topology — a part of mathematics […]

  • Seeing the Sublime in Mathematics

    Seeing the Sublime in Mathematics

    via weeklystandard: Euler’s identity: Genius, discovery, elegance. David Stipp’s short book, A Most Elegant Equation, aims to persuade the “math-averse” that “great mathematics is as provocative, beautiful, and deep as great art or literature.” His exemplar is Euler’s identity, which can be written as the gnomic formula eiπ + 1 = 0. Stipp offers to explain what it means, why it’s true, and why it is significant as science and as art. The discussion, he says, […]

  • Uniqueness of ZERO AMBIVALENCE in the Mathematics

    Uniqueness of ZERO AMBIVALENCE in the Mathematics

    via The Nation: In the days of YORE, Zero concept was in extinct and trade by exchanging goods by goods existing or happening over a large areas or among many people in rural suburb buying and selling were precarious and cumbersome without money. Then slowly and gradually, bring from primitive and uncivilized society to cultured one which is the result of developing environment. The God bestowed the wisdom to the protoplasts which pave the way. The […]

  • Africa: Mathematics – Forget Simplicity, the Abstract Is Beautiful – and Important

    Africa: Mathematics – Forget Simplicity, the Abstract Is Beautiful – and Important

    via all Affrica: Why is mathematics so complicated? It’s a question many students will ask while grappling with a particularly complex calculus problem – and their teachers will probably echo while setting or marking tests. It wasn’t always this way. Many fields of mathematics germinated from the study of real world problems, before the underlying rules and concepts were identified. These rules and concepts were then defined as abstract structures. For instance, algebra, the part of […]

  • Crowded car park? Maths can help you find a space

    Crowded car park? Maths can help you find a space

    Via ABC News : There are only a handful of shopping days between now and Christmas. If you haven’t done your shopping yet, then you’re likely facing a last-minute shopping trip — along with what seems to be the entire Australian population. When car spaces are at a premium, minor frustrations can escalate into full-blown car park rage. So if you enter a car park at the height of the Christmas rush or during the post-Christmas […]

  • How Mathematics Can Solve Life-Threatening Ailments, By Don

    How Mathematics Can Solve Life-Threatening Ailments, By Don

    via The Nation : A professor of Mathematics at the Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA), Usman Abubakar, has demonstrated how mathematical modelling can be used to diagnose of some killer ailments. Abubakar revealed that he had used a mathematical model to study the prognosis of leprosy disease and its deadly effects on human health. He said his study focused on stages when leprosy patients were under treatment and recovery. He said his research also extended […]

  • Let’s Bring Creativity Back to Mathematics

    Let’s Bring Creativity Back to Mathematics

    via The Volante : As a tutor of mathematics here at USD, it breaks my heart when a student says, “I can do math, I just don’t like it.” I can’t necessarily blame them — I too felt that way once upon a time. The way our education system teaches math is sad. For a country such as the United States to lead the world yet perform so poorly in a crucial skill like math demands […]

  • Five Ways Ancient India Changed the World – with Maths

    Five Ways Ancient India Changed the World – with Maths

    via The Conversation : It should come as no surprise that the first recorded use of the number zero, recently discovered to be made as early as the 3rd or 4th century, happened in India. Mathematics on the Indian subcontinent has a rich history going back over 3,000 years and thrived for centuries before similar advances were made in Europe, with its influence meanwhile spreading to China and the Middle East. As well as giving us […]

  • The Mathematics of Golf

    The Mathematics of Golf

    via PHYS : (Phys.org)—The official Rules of Golf, which are continually being revised and updated as new equipment emerges, have close ties to mathematics. In many cases, math is used to place limitations on golf equipment, such as restricting the distance the ball will travel, as predicted by mathematical models. The Rules also place limits on a value called the coefficient of restitution, which measures the efficiency of the impact between a club and ball. In […]