Ending Academic Imperialism: a Beginning
Professor C. K. Raju
Centre for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi
School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang…16,011 more words
Here’s a very kinky, but little-known fact.
One of the very first geometric equations developed by ancient man was the Pythagorean theorem. The Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras is credited with proving that in every right-angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. 161 more words
The image of two black spiders above is created by interference, and is an example of an interference pattern. The figures which are interfering are four points (and the rays which go with them), two close together on the right, and two close together on the left, but with the two pairs in different orientations. 22 more words
A fascinating but little known application of prime numbers involves the search for, and communication with, extraterrestrials. In the 1997 film Contact (adapted from Carl Sagan’s novel by the same name), Ellie Arroway and her team of radio telescope ET hunters pick up a repeating signal from the nearby star Vega (around 25 light years away). 1,532 more words