Monthly Archives: May 2012

Miss USA 2011 — Should Math Be Taught In Schools?

THIS IS SO SAD !!!     Watch the original Miss USA evolution video

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Math/Physics: 16-year-old’s equations set off buzz over 325-year-old physics puzzler

Sixteen-year-old Shouryya Ray, a student from Dresden who was born in Calcutta, submitted a paper proposing analytical solutions to two problems in particle dynamics.       A research paper that claims to fill in a gap in Isaac Newton’s … Continue reading

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Should the Nobel prize in economics be abolished?

“The standard joke is if you take two economists, you get three points of view. It’s not like physics, where you can test things and then everyone can agree at the end of the test”   Economics is the only … Continue reading

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The Mandelbrot set (The M-Set) — Part One

Mandelbrot set: Definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MandelbrotSet.html   The Mandelbrot Set (Part 1)     The Mandelbrot Set (Part 2)     The Mandelbrot Set (Part 3)     The Mandelbrot Set (Part 4) final

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz – Scientist & Mathematician

“There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions”. — Charles Proteus Steinmetz Quoted in Frank Crane, American Magazine (May 1927), 41. In John J. B. Morgan and T. Webb Ewing, Making … Continue reading

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Interesting Num3er between Any Two Consecutive Squares

Let   N   be a natural number between two consecutive square numbers,   x^2   and   (x + 1)^2 The smaller square is obtained by subtracting   k   from N, and the larger one is obtained by … Continue reading

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A Joke for Atheist Mathematicians

… therefore?   Etymology of Universe: 1580s, “the whole world, cosmos,” from O.Fr. univers (12c.), from L. universum “the universe,” noun use of neut. of adj. universus “all together,” lit. “turned into one,” from unus “one” (see one) + … Continue reading

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John Franks: What Mathematicians Actually Do

John M. Franks, professor and chair of the department of mathematics in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, has been named the Henry S. Noyes Professor in Mathematics. Franks is an internationally recognized expert in dynamical … Continue reading

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Interesting Properties for Num3ers between 90 & 100

Here’s a method for multiplying two numbers between 90 and 100:   Take, for example,   94   &   97   Add the two numbers, subtract 100 from the sum: 94 + 97 – 100 = 91 Then write … Continue reading

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Brain Teasers – Part Two

Here’s my collection of Mensa, Mensa-like and IQ questions. Have fun!   #1   What is the next number in the series? What is X?   4, 6, 12, 18, 30, 42, 60, X   #2   Draw a clock … Continue reading

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