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Engineer: Head-first slide is quicker

Base running and base stealing would seem to be arts driven solely by a runner's speed, but there's more than mere gristle, bone and lung power to this facet of baseball -- there are lots of mathematics and physics at play.

dateSep 26, 2008 in Mathematics
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Glimpses of a new (mathematical) world

A new mathematical object was revealed yesterday during a lecture at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM). Two researchers from the University of Bristol exhibited the first example of a third degree transcendental ...

dateMar 13, 2008 in Mathematics
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Math Models Snowflakes

Three-dimensional snowflakes can now be grown in a computer using a program developed by mathematicians at UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

dateJan 17, 2008 in Mathematics
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Pinning down the butterfly's wings

A Belgian mathematician hopes to use the science of chaos, the butterfly effect and strange attractors to help build a complete model of climate and resources that will lead to a new approach to sustainable development.

dateJun 01, 2007 in Mathematics
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