Mathematics

Multiply Matrices Graphing Calculator

Since the introduction of the legendary HP-15C, high-end electronic pocket calculators have had the capability to do matrix arithmetic, making them useful tools for computing eigenvalues and eigenvectors, solving linear systems, rotating vectors, and implementing the many algorithms that can…

Understanding the Mathematical Subject Squares

A square in plane geometry is a quadrilateral whose four sides are equal. The four equal sides determine four right angles. A right angle is an angle equal to 90 degrees. A square is a special kind of rectangle, which…

Gods Number Algorithm Reveals Secret Number for the Rubiks Cube

Do you know the maximum number of moves it takes to solve a Rubik’s Cube™? Well until recently, neither did anybody else. It turns out that any of the 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possibly cube configurations can be solved in twenty moves or…

Bayes Theorum

Bayes’ Theorem (also known as Bayes’ rule or Bayes’ law) is a theorem of probability theory. The theorem was discovered among the papers of the English Presbyterian minister and mathematician Thomas Bayes and published posthumously in 1763. Bayes’ theorem tells…

Fields Medal 2010

The 2010 Fields Medal Winners On August 22, 2010, the 2010 class of Fields Medal winners were announced. The Fields Medal, considered to be the “Nobel Prize” of Mathematics—the Nobel has no award in mathematics- is awarded every four years…

Exploring the Philosophical Aspects of Math

The association of math (or number) with philosophy (or religion) was already an accomplished fact at the beginning of known history. The creation myths were full of “sacred” numbers – the simplest of these being 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,…

Babylonian Mathematics

As merchants plied the Mediterranean Sea they wrote down the cargo they carried in their boats.  This was the beginning of the numerical system that eventually developed into the Roman, Indian, and European system we use today.  It was not…

Math Tricks Multiplication Tricks Easy Math Math Made Easy

As a computer science major, I have to say that I love math. One big reason people don’t care much for math is because they are afraid of it. Like anything else in life if you fear it, it will…

The Monte Carlo Method

The Monte Carlo Method refers to a broad group of statistical procedures used to determine outcomes from a random set of variables. The method has applicationsin numerous areas of science and engineering. The term Monte Carlo was named after the…

Philosophical Reflections what is Mathematics

Mathematics is a very philosophical subject, often mathematicians are trying to explain things we maybe cannot see, what we cannot observe in the real world, sometimes defying concepts which means it often takes a ‘leap of faith’ to obtain an…