Euler’s identity

Euler’s identity is an equality found in mathematics that has been compared to a Shakespearean sonnet and described as “the most beautiful equation.” It is a special case of a foundational equation in complex arithmetic called Euler’s Formula, which the late great physicist Richard Feynman called in his lectures “our jewel” and “the most remarkable formula in … Read more

The Banach-Tarski paradox

Mathematics is seen by many as a mysterious and often unsettling subject. Answers often hide behind layers and layers of complicated equations, formulas and ciphers, the application of advanced concepts to real life is limited and I often find myself more confused after class than when I first entered. However, the real beauty of Mathematics … Read more

Pascal’s triangle, binomial theorem

What is Pascal’s Triangle? Pascal’s Triangle was named after Blaise Pascal. Pascal’s triangle starts with the number 1 and goes down the scale. When you start with one, add more numbers in a triangular shape, like a pyramid of some sort. All the numbers on the surrounding right and left sides of the triangle are … Read more

My journey of teaching and learning mathematics since embarking on a PGCE Mathematics course

Before I came to study a Post Graduate Certificate (PGCE) Mathematics course at University College London Institute of Education (UCL IOE), I had been working as an Academic Tutor at a behavioural centre, linked to a mainstream secondary school for the past 7 months. Students placed here had either learning difficulties or behaviour issues experienced … Read more

Aircraft – mathematics

Math SL Internal Assessment Lift and Drag Introduction When you look at aircrafts, they look like they shouldn’t be able to leave the ground because of how big they are. I always watched aircrafts, take off and land, over and over. According to Newton’s Third Law, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, lift … Read more

The World of Mathematics

Mathematics is often considered a useless discipline because people think they do not use advanced math in their life. It is a misunderstanding. Not using advanced math does not mean it is not vital. If you trade stocks, you will read many stock analysis reports. These reports use mathematical knowledge. Many students in the United … Read more

The history of algebra

We all use algebra. Even if it’s for the simple stuff, we use some form of algebra in our everyday lives. While reading chapters 1-10, I came across the word algebra and became quite curious about the subject for I have never really understood nor cared for it honestly, I just figured it’s the usual … Read more

Mathematics introduction

Mathematics belongs to the science discourse community. The word science means knowledge and comes from the Latin “Scientia”. In university, science is made up of a lot of discourse communities, such as Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. By searching the definition of science in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, science is “knowledge covering general truths of the … Read more

Niels Henrik Abel

For over two centuries, mathematicians had trouble in finding a solution to the quintic equation, that is until Niels Henrik Abel formulated a theory. Abel was a Norwegian mathematician born on August 5, 1802, and his talent and potential in the field of mathematics was already present at a young age, leading him to become … Read more

The narrative of zero

Numbers surround us. They stamp our days, light our evenings, foresee our climate, and keep us on course. They drive business and support human progress. The beginning of the numerals makes disarray between the historical backdrop of mathematics and the historical backdrop of our modern numerals. The narrative of zero alludes to something can be … Read more

Emmy Noether

She was more than a mathematician to the people she met and to the people she inspired. She even has managed to inspire people long after she has passed. Emmy Noether was born on March 23, 1882 in Bavaria Germany. Growing up she wanted to go to college but back then women weren’t allowed to … Read more

Bitopological Approximation Space with Application to Data Reduction in Multivalued Information Systems

Abstract: In this work we generalize Pawlak approximation space to bitopological approximation space. One binary relation can define two subbases of two topological spaces. Membership, equillity and inclusion relations using rough approximations are defined and studied in bitopological aapproximation space. Some new measures that measure the accuracy and the quality of approximations are defined and … Read more

Statistics overview

Statistics is a form of mathematical analysis that uses quantified models, representations and synopses for a given set of experimental data or real life studies. Statistical analysis involves the process of gathering and evaluating data and then summarizing the data into a mathematical form. Statistics is a term used to summarize a process that a … Read more

Numerical Weather Prediction

You turn on the television, and often the first channel that pops up is the weather. It’s going 24/7 with predictions that go from weekly all the way down to hourly, with conditions that go from humidity to temperature. But what goes on behind the scenes is heavily entrenched in mathematics– meteorology’s backbone is a … Read more

The Mathematics of Our Universe

Abstract In this report, we start by defining key aspects of classical Lagrangian mechanics including the principle of least action and how one can use this to derive the Euler-Lagrange equations. Momentum and Conservation laws shall also be introduced, deriving relations between position, momenta and the Lagrangian of a given system. Following this, we develop … Read more

Ideas for your next mathematics essay

Stuck for a title for your next essay? Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • The Mathematics of Music: Exploring the Relationship between Mathematics and Music – This essay would examine the connections between music and mathematics, including the use of mathematical concepts in musical composition and the study of the mathematics of sound.
  • The Golden Ratio: A Mathematical and Aesthetic Marvel – This essay would discuss the concept of the golden ratio and its applications in art, architecture, and design. It would explore the beauty and symmetry of this mathematical principle.
  • Mathematics in Sports: Analyzing the Numbers Behind Athletic Performance – This essay would explore the use of mathematics in sports, including the use of statistics and analytics to analyze athletic performance and predict outcomes.
  • Chaos Theory: The Science of Nonlinear Systems – This essay would discuss the concept of chaos theory and its applications in various fields, such as meteorology, physics, and economics. It would explore the idea that small changes in initial conditions can have a significant impact on the final outcome of a system.
  • The Mathematics of Cryptography: Securing Information in the Digital Age – This essay would examine the use of mathematics in cryptography, including the principles of encryption and decryption, and how these concepts are applied to secure information in the digital age.
  • Fractals: The Beauty of Infinite Complexity – This essay would explore the concept of fractals and their applications in art, nature, and science. It would discuss the beauty and complexity of these repeating patterns found in nature and how they are used in various fields of study.
  • Mathematical Models in Biology: Understanding the Complexities of Life – This essay would discuss the use of mathematical models in biology, including the modeling of population growth, the spread of disease, and the behavior of organisms. It would explore how these models help scientists understand the complex systems that make up living organisms.
  • The Mathematics of Finance: Analyzing Investments and Markets – This essay would examine the use of mathematics in finance, including the principles of financial analysis, investments, and risk management. It would explore how mathematics is used to understand and predict market trends.
  • Geometry in Art: The Intersection of Math and Creativity – This essay would discuss the use of geometry in art, including the use of shapes, patterns, and symmetry. It would explore how artists use mathematical concepts to create beautiful and compelling works of art.
  • The History of Mathematics: From Ancient Times to Modern-Day Advances – This essay would trace the history of mathematics, from its origins in ancient civilizations to modern-day advancements in the field. It would explore the contributions of key mathematicians throughout history and the evolution of mathematical concepts and principles over time.