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Web site helps students in math

A University of Missouri-Columbia Web site that helps students prepare for math tests and competitions is reportedly gaining popularity.

Sep 06, 2006
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Chern numbers of algebraic varieties

A 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 ...

Jun 10, 2009
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Solving checkers a great idea

Jonathan Schaeffer 'solved' checkers this year and his achievement has been named one of 2007's top ideas by the New York Times.

Dec 17, 2007
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Riding a bike couldn't be ... more complicated

We are told there's nothing easier than riding a bike. The reality is when it comes to staying upright, there is nothing more complicated. The mathematical formula which explains the motion of a bicycle looks like it could ...

Jun 27, 2010
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