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The Beauty and Delight of Mathematics: Q&A with Steven Strogatz | Wired Science | Wired.com

The Beauty and Delight of Mathematics: Q&A with Steven Strogatz | Wired Science | Wired.com | Real World Maths | Scoop.it

Many people are interested in mathematics, or at least interested in the idea of being interested in math. But for too many people, they find math daunting. But it needn’t be so. Yes, there is jargon in math, like any other field.

"A pendulum knows algebra"  Read this compelling interiew of how maths can be awe inspiring.   


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Data Points: Tweens and Their Screens

Data Points: Tweens and Their Screens | Real World Maths | Scoop.it

After TV, computers are the most popular way for preteens to watch their favorite shows.  An interesting statistical analysis that could be used to promote a discussion in any highschool statistics class.

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Simple mathematical pattern describes shape of neuron ‘jungle’ | KurzweilAI

Simple mathematical pattern describes shape of neuron ‘jungle’ | KurzweilAI | Real World Maths | Scoop.it

L = (3/4π)1/3 × V1/3n2/3 is the relatively simple relationship described by University College London (UCL) neuroscientists to show that the shape of neurons follows a simple mathematical relationship. Called a power law*: A number of dendrites(n) grow to fill a target space (V) in an optimal manner and, similar to a minimum spanning tree, use the least amount of wiring (L) to reach all synaptic contacts.

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What has maths got to do with clot forming cells? | Numenko

What has maths got to do with clot forming cells? | Numenko | Real World Maths | Scoop.it

Mathematic is an essential tool helping biologists figure out the size and shape of blood clots.

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When is a goal not a goal? | plus.maths.org

When is a goal not a goal? | plus.maths.org | Real World Maths | Scoop.it

More and more the judgement of the human eye has deferred to goal line technology and the call to video referees to determine whether or not the ball has crossed the line and a goal awarded. 

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Alan Turing’s Patterns in Nature, and Beyond

Alan Turing’s Patterns in Nature, and Beyond | Real World Maths | Scoop.it

Near the end of his life, the great mathematician Alan Turing wrote his first and last paper on biology and chemistry, about how a certain type of chemical reaction ought to produce many patterns seen in nature.


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[VIDEO] What Phi (the golden ratio) Sounds Like

You've probably heard of Pi day held on 14 March, and might even know its rival Tau day on 28 June. But these circular numbers aren't the only mathematical constants worth celebrating. Just in time for today's date, known as Phi day, musician Michael Blake has composed a soundtrack in recognition of the golden ratio, represented by the Greek letter phi (see video above).

 

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