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Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart

Synopsis: School maths is not the interesting part. The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing ‘curiosities’ of maths over the years… Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet. 185 more words


It is not possible to verify the universality of gravitational forces directly; you would have to study all pairs of bodies in the entire universe, and find a way to remove the influence of the other bodies. 61 more words

17 Math Equations that Changed the World

How many do you know?

via Ian Stewart



Editor’s Note:

I have a bit of math background in algebra, geometry and trigonometry as well as integral and differential calculus, and parametric and non-parametric statistics.  168 more words

Research & Development

Would Aliens Understand Maths?

Interview with Professor Ian Stewart for the Naked Scientists – listen here.

Ian – It’s a more difficult question than most people tend to think because we’ve been brought up with this idea as maths as the kind of universal truth. 1,082 more words


The Science Of Discworld

The Science Of Discworld by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen

Synopsis: When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. 280 more words


Thursday 23rd February 2017

Papers Reviewed: The Sun, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Times

The Sun

Topic of article: Crime

Headline: Did he kill 1st wife too?

Author(s): 785 more words

Tuesday, Feb. 14 Michigan high school basketball results

Boys basketball

Belleville 69, Romulus 66: Davion Williams had 21 points and five assists, while Gabe Brown added 18 points and eight rebounds for Belleville (14-2, 8-1 WWAC Blue). 890 more words