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...The mystery of time travel is full of excitement. 'A wonderful adventure, but it's not science, this time travel,' I hear you say, 'and it is definitely not...
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...The nineteenth-century French mathematician Édouard Lucas (see Chapter H) investigated the numbers in the Fibonacci sequence (Fibonacci numbers) in great...
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...H Hanoi Towers...
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...A magic square is a square of numbers using the integers 1 , 2 , . . n2, such that the sums of the numbers in each row, each column and each diagonal are the...
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...B Buffon, Probability and Pi...
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...No one can doubt my words when I say that circles are special. Our clocks mark out the hours as the world turns full circle. Orbiting around us is the Moon, as...
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...When he had found out that it was universally true he wrote down all his ideas, checking carefully to make sure that he had not made any errors. Then he did a...
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...When I talk to my students about the great mathematicians of the past, one difficulty that always appears is the idea of greatness. They believe that I, as...
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...In 1970 John Conway offered a \$50 prize for anyone who the game Ljfe came up with a Life pattern that grows without bounds. Computer programmers all over the...
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...Taylor's infinite series was to have various uses in the future, yet the mathematical community of the time remained ignorant of its full potential for many...
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...When you are watching a television programme such as o f the Pops, and the pictures curl up into a cylinder or a sphere before tumbling out of view, you are...
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...We all played with yo-yos, superballs, spinning tops and other such toys when we were young. These types of toys are part of childhood and I find that students...
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...R Ramanujan...
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...A conjecture is something that we believe to be true, although no one has yet been able to prove it. In 1860 Riemann conjectured that the real part of the...
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...Ma2 Ma3 Ma4 ICT Number and Shape, space Handling data algebra and measures A • B • • • C • • D • • E • F • • • G • H • • I • • J • • K • L • • • • M • • N • •...
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...In a way Von Neumann could afford to party, since he 1 had been bom lucky - lucky enough to have a great mind, that did not forget. He had a true photographic...
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...  At the recent Big Bang Fair, www.thebigbangfair.co.uk, I met people from lots of different companies that employ a number of people with a background in...
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...  The magician then asks the spectator to write down five or more numbers, which when added together give the initial three-digit number...
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...  Even the TV magician Derren Brown, pictured, uses a great number of maths magic illusions to help create an air of mystery and supernatural intrigue...
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...  The first correct entry drawn to this Christmas puzzles extravaganza will win a set of Dr Maths' logical learning puzzle books available from all good book...