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VIDEO: Space-Filling Curves

Numberphile has recently posted a video on Space-Filling Curves, a topic I made a post on a few weeks ago. I thought I would share this video as it would be a nice complement to that post!

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Mathematics

No (fair) Dice

Persi Diaconis is an ex-magician. He left the world of professional magic to become a professor of statistics at Stanford. But those influences are still reflected in his work as many of the simple tools used in the exploration of statistics — coins, cards, dice — are also favourite tools of the magician. 34 palabras más

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Explaining how 1 + 2 + 3 + . . . can possibly equal -1/12 to a kid

When I did the my biographies for my kids last week my older son said that the thing in math that he’s see but that he does not believe is this equality: 410 palabras más

VIDEO: Prime Problem

I have been away for a few days on a short holiday so for today’s post I wanted to quickly share with you two videos from Numberphile on a prime problem posed by Fermat. 20 palabras más

Mathematics

Zero Factorial?

Why does 0! = 1?

0! = 1 is a definition so that

holds true for n = k. From the “Fundamental Principle of Counting” we know that is n! 16 palabras más

Mathematics