Base converter. Lattice Multiplication. Jain's True Value of Pi. I will be releasing a new body of work that gives the True Value of Pi, based on the Harmonics of Phi (1.618033...), a value close to 3.144...
The ancient Mathematics masters have always known that the two most important transcendental numbers Pi and Phi are intimately related. As shown on this website, The Book of Phi, volumes 1 and 2 are available, but the upcoming, unpublished volumes of 3 and 4 will reveal this Pi Phi Connection and how 3.144... is derived from the Square Root of Phi (1.272...). Name a Theorem. By placing an order with TheoryMine, you name a newly discovered mathematical theorem¹.
This lets you immortalise your loved ones, teachers, friends and even yourself and your favourite pets! It may take upto 2 working days (excluding weekends) for our robot mathematicians to discover your theorem. Mathematical immortality? Name that theorem - physics-math - 03 December 2010. During my time as an eager undergraduate mathematician, I'd often wonder what it would feel like to prove a truly new result and have my name immortalised in the mathematical history books.
I thought that dream had died when I gave up maths to become a science writer, but Aron's theorem is now a reality – and I've got the certificate to prove it. While most mathematical theorems result from weeks of hard work and possibly a few broken pencils, mine comes courtesy of TheoryMine, a company selling personalised theorems as novelty gifts for £15 a pop. 2011 preview: Million-dollar mathematics problem - physics-math - 27 December 2010. Read more: "In with the New Scientist: Our predictions for 2011" A draft solution to the so-called "P versus NP" problem generated excitement in 2010 – will 2011 bring a correct proof?
Vinay Deolalikar made waves in August when his draft solution to a mathematical problem that haunts computer science hit the internet. Make way for mathematical matter - physics-math - 05 January 2011. Editorial: "The deep value of mathematics" WE ALREADY have solid, liquid, gas, plasma and Bose-Einstein condensate.
Now it seems we may be on the verge of discovering a whole host of new forms of matter - all based on mathematics. Nils Baas, a mathematician at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, has unearthed a plethora of possibilities for the way the components of matter can link together. He made the discoveries while researching the field of topology - the study of the properties that objects share because of their shape. It is particularly concerned with the various shapes that can be formed while squashing and bending an object. Baas was studying "Brunnian rings" - collections of rings that are linked together but can all be separated if only one ring is cut. Then, in 2010, Japanese researchers found Borromean rings in the bonds between atomic nuclei (Physical Review Letters, vol 104, p 062701).
More From New Scientist Anybody out there? Π really is wrong! I've written recently about several different crackpots who insist, for a variety of completely ridiculous reasons, that is wrong.
But the other day, someone sent me a link to a completely serious site that makes a pretty compelling argument that really is wrong. Happy Tau Day? « Math Goes Pop! In the past, I’ve used this blog as a platform to make clear my mixed feelings about Pi Day, a math themed holiday celebrated every year on March 14th (3/14, har har) in honor of the beloved mathematical constant .
My thoughts on the subject can be found here. It would seem that I am not alone in my frustration. Why we have to get rid of pi for the sake of good math. Ancient puzzle gets new lease of 'geomagical' life - physics-math - 24 January 2011. An ancient mathematical puzzle that has fascinated mathematicians for centuries has found a new lease of life.
The magic square is the basis for Sudoku, pops up in Chinese legend and provides a playful way to introduce children to arithmetic. But all this time it has been concealing a more complex geometrical form, says recreational mathematician Lee Sallows. Deep meaning in Ramanujan's 'simple' pattern - physics-math - 27 January 2011. The first simple formula has been found for calculating how many ways a number can be created by adding together other numbers, solving a puzzle that captivated the legendary mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Someone told me that if there are 20 people in a room, there's a 50/50 chance that two of them will have the same birthday. How can that be?" This phenomenon actually has a name -- it is called the birthday paradox, and it turns out it is useful in several different areas (for example, cryptography and hashing algorithms).
You can try it yourself -- the next time you are at a gathering of 20 or 30 people, ask everyone for their birth date. It is likely that two people in the group will have the same birthday. It always surprises people! The reason this is so surprising is because we are used to comparing our particular birthdays with others. Why-couldnt-i-have-been-shown-this-in-maths-class.gif (GIF Image, 251x231 pixels) Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything. Nerd Paradise : Divisibility Rules for Arbitrary Divisors. It's rather obvious when a number is divisible by 2 or 5, and some of you probably know how to tell if a number is divisible by 3, but it is possible to figure out the division 'rule' for any number.
Here are the rules for 2 through 11... The last digit is divisible by 2. The sum of all the digits in the number is divisible by 3. The last 2 digits are divisible by 4. The last digit is 5 or 0. The number is both divisible by 2 and divisible by 3. Arthur Benjamin does "Mathemagic" Folding Paper in Half Twelve Times. Folding Paper in Half 12 Times: The story of an impossible challenge solved at the Historical Society office Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things.
" "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. Through the Looking Glass by L. Carroll The long standing challenge was that a single piece of paper, no matter the size, cannot be folded in half more than 7 or 8 times. The most significant part of Britney's work is actually not the geometric progression of a folding sequence but rather the detailed analysis to find why geometric sequences have practical limits that prevent them from expanding. Her book provides the size of paper needed to fold paper and gold 16 times using different folding techniques.
Britney Gallivan has solved the Paper Folding Problem. In April of 2005 Britney's accomplishment was mentioned on the prime time CBS television show Numb3rs. The task was commonly known to be impossible. Hypotrochoid_R_equals_7,_r_equals_2,_d=3.gif (GIF Image, 400x400 pixels) Bill the Lizard: Six Visual Proofs. Mathematica Online Integrator. Calculus Mega Cheat Sheet. What does 0^0 (zero raised to the zeroth power) equal? Why do mathematicians and high school teachers disagree.
Clever student: I know! Now we just plug in x=0, and we see that zero to the zero is one! Cleverer student: No, you’re wrong! You’re not allowed to divide by zero, which you did in the last step. Weierstrass functions. Weierstrass functions are famous for being continuous everywhere, but differentiable "nowhere". Here is an example of one: It is not hard to show that this series converges for all x. In fact, it is absolutely convergent. Web Design and Development. The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences™ (OEIS™) Approximating Pi (non-Flash) Archimedes determined the upper and lower range of pi by finding the perimeters of inscribed and circumscribed polygons. By doubling the number of sides of the hexagon to a 12-sided polygon, then a 24-sided polygon, and finally 48- and 96-sided polygons, Archimedes was able to bring the two perimeters ever closer in length to the circumference of the circle and thereby come up with his approximation.
Values are shown in decimal notation rather than the fractions that Archimedes used. actual value of [pi] = 3.1416 Note: All figures rounded off to four decimal places. Solve Your Calculus Problems Online. PatrickJMT. 6174 (number) 6174 is known as Kaprekar's constant after the Indian mathematician D.
R. Kaprekar. Mathematicians Solve 140-Year-Old Boltzmann Equation. Unsolved Problems. There are many unsolved problems in mathematics. Wolfram MathWorld: The Web's Most Extensive Mathematics Resource.