News tagged with mathematics problems

Fighting violent gang crime with math

( -- UCLA mathematicians working with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns have designed a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes. Their research ...

dateOct 31, 2011 in Mathematics
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A zero sum game

( -- New light has been shed on the 150-year-old math puzzle known as the Riemann hypothesis, say mathematical physicists at the University of Sydney.

dateMar 21, 2011 in Mathematics
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Can bees color maps better than ants?

In mathematics, you need at most only four different colors to produce a map in which no two adjacent regions have the same color. Utah and Arizona are considered adjacent, but Utah and New Mexico, which only share a point, ...

dateMar 10, 2011 in Mathematics
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Soap films help to solve mathematical problems

Soap bubbles and films have always fascinated children and adults, but they can also serve to solve complex mathematical calculations. This is shown by a study carried out by two professors at the University of Malaga (Spain), ...

dateJan 25, 2011 in General Physics
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