Mathematics

Pi = 3: Teach The Controversy!

You may recognize the title most recently as a humorous jab at people who want to teach religion in science classes and, failing that, at least teach why they think there is a controversy.    Of course there isn't any controversy at all.    Biology is ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 14 2009 - 11:13pm

The Lost Chords of Hipparchus

This blog is not about music, unless it be the 'music of the spheres'. It is a sad fact that, throughout recorded history, many books have been irretrievably lost. In many cases, had these books survived, they may have given some insight into th ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 16 2009 - 8:22am

On The Prism Of The Parcelatories

DEFINITIONS Parcelatories, or Partitions, is a mathematical function of Combinatory Analysis which indicates how many possible forms an Whole Number can be obtained from the sum of others smaller Whole Numbers. An example usually mentioned is the Parcelat ...

Article - Eduardo Sardeiro - Mar 26 2009 - 1:28pm

60 Percent Of Spanish University Students Surveyed Are Afraid Of Math

6 out of every 10 university students, regardless their field of study, get anxious when it comes to mathematics, according to a research work carried out at the University of Granada.  There are significant differences between men and women in this sense ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2009 - 11:45am

Temporal variation in value of Pi?

Pumpkin warning: to be read before midnight. http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.5321 ...

Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Apr 1 2009 - 3:37pm

Goodbye Matlab, Hello Excel

Well, OK, Excel is not going to replace Matlab or Mathematica or whatever other similar industrial-strength computing tool you use.  But this amazing site  shows you how to do some powerful computation just using Excel.  Need a differential equation solver ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Apr 4 2009 - 2:08pm

Using Encryption to Block Spam

Using Encryption to Block Spam Tackling the problem of spam is a problem in communication. If spam is noise as against wanted communications, then the spam problem is a signal to noise filtering problem. Unwanted emails, especially broadcast spam emails, ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 14 2009 - 11:59am

Bootstrapping Commutatively Encrypted Communication

This is the second of a two part blog on commutative encryption. Part one was Using Encryption to Block Spam. ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 14 2009 - 12:00pm

The Shortest Path Problem in a Dynamic Network.

The Shortest Path Problem in a Dynamic Network. A method is needed by which efficient new network routes can rapidly be calculated to route traffic away from problem paths and nodes. A possible method is proposed.  I propose to call it the Wentrok heurist ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 14 2009 - 8:48pm

Nonlinear Dynamics Approach To Sleep Disorders

Sleep is such an essential part of human existence that we spend about a third of our lives doing it-- some more successfully than others. Sleep disorders afflict some 50-70 million people in the United States and are a major cause of disease and injury. P ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2009 - 10:47pm