# Mathematics

## Biography of the Mathematician Christian Goldbach

Christian Goldbach is a mathematician famous for a conjecture in number theory named after him (Goldbach Conjecture).  It claims that any even integer greater than two can be expressed as the sum of two prime numbers.  There was a million…

## Biography Akshay Venkatesh

Akshay Venkatesh (21 November 1981 – ) is an Australian-Indian mathematician. His mathematical interests are wide but he lists his current field as “… number theory and related topics, especially automorphic forms and representation theory” on his Stanford University webpage….

## Biography Juan Caramuel Lobkowitz

Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (23 May 1606 – 7 Sept. 1682) was a Spanish mathematician, writer and philosopher, famous for his Catholic faith and his prolific number of published works on subjects such as astronomy and mathematics. Born to Lorenzo…

## Applying Ohms Law to Simple Resistive Circuits

Ohm’s law is one of the most fundamental laws to keep in mind when analyzing an electrical circuit. How, then, does one go about applying it? Before using Ohm’s law, it is necessary to understand the three concepts that the…

## Mathematics Properties of Equality Functions Numbers Equal Sign Variables Values

There are a variety of properties of equality in mathematics. They include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, reflexive, symmetric, transitive, substitution, and zero product. The Addition Property of Equality is if a = b and c = d then a +…

## Beginning Fractions

Okay, so first I’m going to define a term for ‘normal’ numbers. Normal numbers that do not involve fractions or decimals are often referred to as integers. They are also known as whole numbers. So I’ll jump into explaining fractions…

## Understanding Decimals and Fractions

A fraction is a number that can be expressed as the quotient of two integers.  A decimal represents a fraction using a period followed by tenths, hundredths, thousandths, etc.  Examples are .3=3/10, .25=25/100, .752=752/1000, and .3079=3079/10000.  A decimal number can…

## Alykhan Lalani Divide by zero possible Lalaninatl – No

Even though schools teach division by zero as impossible or undefined, I believe their answer is wrong. In an situation where you have 50 candy bars to split between people, how would you divide them if there were no people…

## Is it possible to Divide by zero – Yes

In simple mathematics, division indicates the ratio between two numbers a’ and b’. So, any number when divided by zero has been termed undefined to prevent arguments and complications. However, in complex mathematics division by zero is possible. When, a…

## Can you Divide by 0 – No

Many people have argued over the question, “Can you divide by zero?.” Some people believe you can divide by zero, and others firmly believe it is impossible to divide by zero. Division by zero is in fact possible. The reason…