# Mathematics

## History and Significance of Discovering zero

Where and when did the use of zero begin? This is a great question a student might try to stump any Math or Philosophy teacher with. The origin of the mathematical zero has a cloudy history. Some historians believe the…

## Relationships between the Meter and Feet Explained

There is only one meter, and it measures 3.280833 U.S. Survey Feet (1893) and 3.280840 International Feet (1959). To understand how they are used, some background and history will be helpful to put it into perspective. Congress promulgated and legalized…

## The Potential of Mathematical Skills

I’ve always been good at Maths, in High School, I liked Maths, but I didn’t particularly enjoy it. However, when I went to college, I picked Maths and Further Maths in my options, not because I enjoyed it but because…

## Nurb Curves and Computer Aided Design Cad

A NURB or Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline is used in a variety of applications, including Computer Aided Design (CAD) and computer animation. They can represent a large number of shapes and three-dimensional figures. Originally NURBS were developed in the 1960’s as…

## 2010 Fields Medal Winners Announced

From Algorithms and Archimedes to Equations and Einstein to Variables and Vedic, mathematicians have redefined the ways we measure and interpret our world.  While there is no official Nobel Prize for the contributions of mathematicians, the international mathematical community holds its own…

## Probability Explained

If more people took the time to really understand probability, casinos would go out of business.  Fortunately for those who operate games of chance, most customers do not have a great appreciation for how this function of Mathematics operates.  It…

## Understanding the different Types of Polyhedrons

Polyhedrons are three dimensional shapes in geometry that can have any number of faces as long as it forms a solid enclosed space. Polyhedra can have any number of bases but the most common have either 1-pyramid or 2-prism. Additionally…

## Division by zero – Yes

Dividing by zero is a tricky concept in mathematics and is one that i guess we will never get a definitive answer on as there are good arguments both for and against and this is what makes it such a…

## Psychological Statistics

Statistics has a wide variety of uses in the behavioral sciences.  It is useful to divide statistics into descriptive and inferential statistics.  Descriptive statistics describes a sample of subjects.  Inferential statistics uses In the behavioral sciences, the subjects are usually…

## Is zero a Number

There are many questions raised in the subject of mathematics, but one little question that it seems can never be answered is this.  Is zero a number?  This question seems to have no definite answer, for there are many different…