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en-usPhys.org internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.Is algebra an unnecessary stumbling block in US schools?Who needs algebra?
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Social Sciences Mon, 28 Mar 2016 03:32:56 EDTnews378354768Mathematicians trace source of Rogers-Ramanujan identities, find algebraic goldMathematicians have found a framework for the celebrated Rogers-Ramanujan identities and their arithmetic properties, solving another long-standing mystery stemming from the work of Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-mathematicians-source-rogers-ramanujan-identities-algebraic.html
Mathematics Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:07:54 EDTnews317992029Texas Board of Ed votes to drop algebra II mandateThe Texas Board of Education has given preliminary approval to dropping algebra II as a requirement for high school students.
http://phys.org/news/2013-11-texas-board-ed-votes-algebra.html
Social Sciences Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:50:01 EDTnews304318174Place matters in analyzing students' performance, research finds(Phys.org) —Where a child lives makes a difference in how demographics and other factors influence algebra performance, and policies should take into account local variation, research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests.
http://phys.org/news/2013-06-students.html
Social Sciences Fri, 07 Jun 2013 07:30:01 EDTnews289808396Prescription for double-dose algebra proves effectiveMartin Gartzman sat in his dentist's waiting room last fall when he read a study in Education Next that nearly brought him to tears.
http://phys.org/news/2013-03-prescription-double-dose-algebra-effective.html
Social Sciences Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:57:19 EDTnews283100229Belgian wins Norway's $1 million Abel math prizeBelgian-born Pierre Deligne has won this year's $1-million Abel Prize in mathematics for his contributions to algebraic geometry and their "transformative impact on number theory, representation theory and related fields."
http://phys.org/news/2013-03-belgian-norway-million-abel-math.html
Mathematics Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:05:55 EDTnews282989131Fermat's Last Theorem, more can be proved more simply: Professor steers field toward a numbers-only proofFermat's Last Theorem—the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutions— went unsolved for nearly 350 years until Oxford mathematician Andrew Wiles created a proof in 1995. Now, Case Western Reserve University's Colin McLarty has shown the theorem can be proved more simply.
http://phys.org/news/2013-03-fermat-theorem-simply-professor-field.html
Mathematics Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:10:45 EDTnews281614177College credit recommended for free online coursesStudents may soon be able to receive college credit for the free online classes that are reshaping higher education.
http://phys.org/news/2013-02-college-credit-free-online-courses.html
Social Sciences Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:10:01 EDTnews279433808Math conundrums explainedHow does the Google search ranking system work? Can mathematics explain the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day? A new web series of 'The Algebra of Everything' will explore these questions and more.
http://phys.org/news/2013-01-math-conundrums.html
Mathematics Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:04:45 EDTnews278838266Japanese robot to sit top-ranked university examJapanese researchers are working on a robot they hope will be smart enough to ace entrance exams at the nation's top university, which test everything from maths to foreign languages.
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-japanese-robot-top-ranked-university-exam.html
Hi Tech & Innovation Wed, 12 Sep 2012 06:12:02 EDTnews266649090Learning algebra too early may harm some students, study says(Phys.org) -- Learning about all those x’s, y’s and quadratic equations too early in life may do more harm than good for some students, a new University of California, Davis, study says.
http://phys.org/news/2012-04-algebra-early-students.html
Social Sciences Fri, 13 Apr 2012 06:27:51 EDTnews253517263Gymnastics for robotsA current research project of the Austrian Science Fund FWF focuses on the motion safety and efficiency of robots. The objective of the research is to improve the control of robot movements with the help of new mathematical approaches. For this purpose, the primary focus lies on the identification of situations in which a collision may occur and the planning of an optimal motion path. Crucial factors for the initiation of this project were new developments in the areas of motion planning, computer-aided design and algebraic geometry. Within the framework of this project, algebraic methods for the control of robot motions are being used for the first time in combination with numeric and geometric methods.
http://phys.org/news/2011-08-gymnastics-robots.html
Robotics Mon, 29 Aug 2011 05:05:30 EDTnews233813103Research shows basic math may be to blame for troubles with algebra(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that even though adults tend to think in more advanced ways than children do, those advanced ways of thinking don’t always override old, incorrect ways of thinking – especially in the domain of mathematics. The study was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Cognition and Development.
http://phys.org/news/2011-04-basic-math-blame-algebra.html
Social Sciences Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:48:41 EDTnews220884495Mathematician credited with solving one of combinatorial geometry's most challenging problems(PhysOrg.com) -- A mathematician in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences is being credited with resolving a 65-year-old problem in combinatorial geometry that sought to determine the minimum number of distinct distances between any finite set of points in a plane.
http://phys.org/news/2011-02-mathematician-credited-combinatorial-geometry-problems.html
Mathematics Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:02:19 EDTnews217843309New algorithms for computerized, large-scale surveillanceA recent AFOSR-funded technology should enable the Air Force to achieve advances in object and target detection technology by using sophisticated algebraic theories called groups, rings and fields.
http://phys.org/news/2009-12-algorithms-computerized-large-scale-surveillance.html
Engineering Wed, 02 Dec 2009 05:20:02 EDTnews178952532Algebra adds value to mathematical biology educationAs mathematics continues to become an increasingly important component in undergraduate biology programs, a more comprehensive understanding of the use of algebraic models is needed by the next generation of biologists to facilitate new advances in the life sciences, according to researchers at Sweet Briar College and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech.
http://phys.org/news/2009-07-algebra-mathematical-biology.html
Mathematics Thu, 30 Jul 2009 15:10:05 EDTnews168183447Chern numbers of algebraic varietiesA problem at the interface of two mathematical areas, topology and algebraic geometry, that was formulated by Friedrich Hirzebruch, had resisted all attempts at a solution for more than 50 years. The problem concerns the relationship between different mathematical structures. Professor Dieter Kotschick, a mathematician at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, has now achieved a breakthrough. As reported in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Kotschick has solved Hirzebruch's problem.
http://phys.org/news/2009-06-chern-algebraic-varieties.html
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