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Many of us could happily fold a paper crane, yet few feel confident solving an equation like x³ – 3 x² – x + 3 = 0, to find a value for x.

Many of us could happily fold a paper crane, yet few feel confident solving an equation like x³ – 3 x² – x + 3 = 0, to find a value for x.

Mathematics

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Scientists from the University of Sheffield have used mathematical modelling to understand why flocks of long-tailed tits segregate themselves into different parts of the landscape.

Ecology

Aug 11, 2020

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It's natural to think that mathematics is primarily about numbers. In school, we first learn how to recite numbers and then spend considerable time writing them down and manipulating them on paper. Of course, numerals (the ...

Education

Mar 9, 2020

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What are parents to do when their children don't show much interest or become easily frustrated by math?

Education

Jan 17, 2020

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If you want to know how to pour the perfect pint or create the ultimate cup of coffee, then you really need a mathematician.

Condensed Matter

Apr 13, 2018

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For many people, memories of maths lessons at school are anything but pretty. Yet "beautiful" is a word that I and other mathematicians often use to describe our subject. How on earth can maths be beautiful – and does it ...

Mathematics

Feb 20, 2017

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A study has looked at a new way of teaching mathematics in primary and secondary school classrooms, and its ability to enhance learning.

Social Sciences

Jun 11, 2015

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Fermat'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 ...

Mathematics

Mar 4, 2013

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(Phys.org)—Last year, a team of University of Pennsylvania physicists showed how to undo the "coffee-ring effect," a commonplace occurrence when drops of liquid with suspended particles dry, leaving a ring-shaped stain ...

General Physics

Jan 18, 2013

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Studying the dynamics of the ocean system can greatly improve our understanding of key processes of ocean circulations, which have implications for future climate. Can applying mathematics to the research help? Dr. Emily ...

Mathematics

Oct 17, 2012

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