Category Archives: Mathematics

Graphical Analysis of Grey’s Anatomy Viewing Figures

I recently started watching Grey’s Anatomy which I’ve been enjoying. However a friend of mine told me that the later episodes are not as good. So I thought I would have a look if the viewing figures reflected this.   … Continue reading

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Velocity Required for Loop the Loop

Chris (@chris2306) got asked how fast you would need to be going to complete a loop the loop. This is what we got. 

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Largest Known Prime Number

We have a new largest known prime number! So here is an obligatory post about prime numbers.  

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It’s Snowing Outside!

I’m sitting in my office, at home, watching the snow falling outside and it got me thinking…. 

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The Crawshaw Method (for Quadratics)

Something all GCSE maths students (and above) need to know, and something that a large number of people use everyday, is how to factorize quadratic equations. However I’m amazed how few people know a decent (and easy) way of doing this! 

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1 = 2

Many people have seen “proofs” that 1 = 2. However most of them have an obvious fallacy – a division by 0.

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Sine Rule on a Sphere

A couple of days ago I wrote a post on what, and how to find, the cosine rule on a sphere. In this post I’ll show you the sine rule on a sphere.

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Cosine Rule on a Sphere

As all (well, at least those that can remember) 15+ year old’s know, to find the length of a side of a non-right angled triangle you can’t use Pythagoras theorem and instead require the so called ‘Cosine Rule’.

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Recurring Decimals – Something on the Repetend

I have no practical application for what I am going to post about today (although that doesn’t mean there aren’t any), but I “discovered” (okay so I know loads of people will have done it before, but it was a … Continue reading

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GAP: A System for Computational Discrete Algebra

GAP (Groups, Algorithms, Programming) is a program for computational discrete algebra, which is particularly useful for computational group theory. It is a text based computer system which includes a large number of functions that implement various algebraic algorithms. A vast … Continue reading

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