# Mathematics

## Methods used in Data Collection and Interpretation

All psychological theories are based on the interpretation of data that is either collected or observed. The manner in which this is interpreted is aided by several techniques or “tools” that help with categorizing data. The following are some of…

## Understanding the Differences between the Mathematical Subjects Sequences and Series

Sequences can be finite or infinite. Each term of a sequence is written using subscripts (a1, a2, a3, a4,…,an), whose an is the nth term. A sequence is finite if it ends at a defined an. Formulas are used to…

## Biography of the Famous Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz

Leibniz is one of the first to work on the mathematical subject calculus.  He was also a philosopher and physicist.  Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was born on July 1, 1646 in Leipzig, Saxony, which is now Germany.  His father was Friedrich…

## Huge Number to Possibly get new name

Do you know what the name is for the quantity 10 to the 27th power? The odds are you don’t because it doesn’t have a name – at least not yet. If UC Davis physics major Austin Sendek has his…

## Inclusion Exclusion Principle Set Theory Intersection and Union

The principle of inclusion and exclusion is a way of reasoning about the membership of sets which overlap. For example, suppose set A had elements  {2, 3, 6, 8, 9} and set B had elements {4, 5, 6, 7, 9}….

## Triangles

A pyramid in Egypt may only look as a triangle in 2-dimensional (2D) form. A triangle is just another basic shape besides the circle and the square. There are a few types of triangles but the first basic thing you…

## What are Triangles

A triangle is a part of the family of polygons defined as any object that is enclosed by three or more sides. Polygons have special names based on the number of sides they have. A pentagon has five sides while…

## Fields Medals

The Fields Medals are the most prestigious awards in mathematics, equivalent in some ways to the Nobel prizes.  They have been awarded every four years since 1950, although the award itself was established in 1936.  The medals come with cash…

## Set Theory Explained

GOOGLED! While I was using the communal computer in my mother’s senior residence. I got involved in a background conversation. “What’s a google?” a resident asked one of the young staff mambers. “It’s an Internet search engine,” she replied. I…

## Multiplying Matrices with a Graphing Calculator

Multiplying matrices is a part of life.  At least, it is a part of life for the advanced math student.  While it is terribly important to understand how to do this the old fashioned pencil and paper way, one can…