Category Archives: Mathematics

Questions on the History of Mathematics

Arthur MillerEinstein and Schrödinger never fully accepted the highly abstract nature of Heisenberg’s quantum mechanics, says Miller. They agreed with Galileo’s assertion that “the book of nature is written in mathematics”, but they also realized the power of using visual … Continue reading

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Presenting a New Theoretical Position

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.Walt Disney Here’s the thing that I would caution such a quote, that any work can produce results, but, if we leave life unattended, the future is … Continue reading

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Clock Work Universe

Fig 1.4 A two-dimensional coordinate system can be used to locate the position of any point in terms of its x- and y-coordinates Figure 1.4 shows the two-dimensional case, with a grid extending over part of the page. The grid … Continue reading

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PLATO:Mathematician or Mystic ?

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty, a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and … Continue reading

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Mersenne Prime: One < the Power of two

It looks as though primes tend to concentrate in certain curves that swoop away to the northwest and southwest, like the curve marked by the blue arrow. (The numbers on that curve are of the form x(x+1) + 41, the … Continue reading

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Symmetries Can be Chaotically Complex

Imagine in an “action of a kind” you start off from one place. A photon travelling through a slit of Thomas Young’s, to get through “a world” to the other side. Sounds like some fairy tale doesn’t it? Yet, “the … Continue reading

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Against Symmetry

The term “symmetry” derives from the Greek words sun (meaning ‘with’ or ‘together’) and metron (‘measure’), yielding summetria, and originally indicated a relation of commensurability (such is the meaning codified in Euclid’s Elements for example). It quickly acquired a further, … Continue reading

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Visual Abstraction to Equations

Sylvester’s models lay hidden away for a long time, but recently the Mathematical Institute received a donation to rescue some of them. Four of these were carefully restored by Catherine Kimber of the Ashmolean Museum and now sit in an … Continue reading

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Graviton in a Can?

After you consume “graviton in a can,” you might never be the same? Brane thinking may then dominate your every view of the world. Then, it will all make sense? Imagine while we peer deeper into the subject of the … Continue reading

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The Radius of the Little Circle

Where a dictionary proceeds in a circular manner, defining a word by reference to another, the basic concepts of mathematics are infinitely closer to an indecomposable element”, a kind of elementary particle” of thought with a minimal amount of ambiguity … Continue reading

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