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RI: Four Dimensional Maths

RI: Four Dimensional Maths

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this recent talk from the Royal Institution, Matt Parker, comedian and mathematician, shows how four-dimensional shapes appear a 3D world. Matt Parker was an Australian school teacher before he moved to London where he works as a stand-up comedian and a maths communicator. He writes books, appears on radio programmes and TV shows, contributes to newspapers, […]

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The Riemann Hypothesis: How to Make $1 Million Without Getting Out of Bed

The Riemann Hypothesis: How to Make $1 Million Without Getting Out of Bed

| April 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

This talk at Yale university delivered by Professor Alex Kontorovich is all about the great Riemann hypothesis. The Riemann hypothesis was proposed by Bernhard Riemann (1859) and it  is a conjecture that the nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function all have real part 1/2. Due to the difficulty of the problem and the implications of solving it, the hypothesis is often regarded as the greatest unsolved problem […]

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Introduction to Probability and Statistics 131B

Introduction to Probability and Statistics 131B

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this introductory course from UC Irvine, Michael C. Cranston lays out the basics of probabilities and statistics. The focus of the course is on mathematics of probabilities and statistics. Statistics, as it is usually defined, is a study  of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. Nowadays it plays an important roles in experimental sciences, […]

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TED: Why I Fell in Love With Monster Prime Numbers by Adam Spencer

TED: Why I Fell in Love With Monster Prime Numbers by Adam Spencer

| October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Adam Spencer, who talks about prime numbers in this recent TED talk, is an amazing personality — he is a radio presenter, media personality and a huge math geek. In this presentation he talks about prime numbers, their meaning, importance, short history and what is the largest currently known prime number. Finally he finishes with […]

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List of Homework Help Websites (Ongoing)

| August 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

Internet is not only a great cheating tool, but it can also help students actually learn something. For example, there is a variety of great websites and forums, which offer homework help for both high school and university students. So here’s an ongoing list of such websites including short descriptions and links (mostly focusing on […]

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10 Free Math Books

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

So I feel like it’s time to update the free eBook section. This time I gathered 10 free math eBooks, mostly about mathematical analysis. The books range from beginner level textbooks to some more serious material.  Also note that among the links there are some, which direct you to an entire open lecture course rather […]

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