Mathematics

Maryam Mirzakhani, the First Woman to Win Fields Medal for Maths, Passes Away Aged 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, the First Woman to Win Fields Medal for Maths, Passes Away Aged 40

Maryam Mirzakhani was a mathematical genius shot to fame after winning the prestigious Fields Medal in 2014 , at the age of 37. She...

10 Simple but Useful Math Hacks for Everyday Use

10 Simple but Useful Math Hacks for Everyday Use

Looking for some handy math hacks? Then you’ve come to the right place. Math isn’t everyone’s forte but it doesn’t need to be over...

Understanding the Fourth Dimension From Our 3D Perspective

Understanding the Fourth Dimension From Our 3D Perspective

The fourth dimension is a place you can travel to by going in a direction perpendicular to the third dimension. To the untrained eye,...

The Most Common Uses of All the Greek Letters in Science, Maths and Engineering

The Most Common Uses of All the Greek Letters in Science, Maths and Engineering

If there is one language engineers can speak indirectly (way indirectly), it would be the ancient language of Greek. Why? Simply because Greek letters...

Science Says You Can Win at Rock-Paper-Scissors With This Strategy

Science Says You Can Win at Rock-Paper-Scissors With This Strategy

Have you ever allowed your fate to be dictated by a few rounds of rock-paper-scissors ? Well, maybe this is not such a foolish...

Math Finally Reveals the Secrets of How Sperm Swim

Math Finally Reveals the Secrets of How Sperm Swim

Sex Ed courses often teach that it’s a long journey for individual sperm to reach the fallopian tubes. Now, new research details exactly what...

Everyday Formulas That All Engineering Students Use

Everyday Formulas That All Engineering Students Use

OK, cards on the table. With a such a broad brush we couldn’t possibly cover all the key equations required for every engineering discipline...

Top 10 Math Tricks for Getting Through Your Daily Life

Top 10 Math Tricks for Getting Through Your Daily Life

Many of us struggle with math on a daily basis – even engineers. Whether it be calculating fractions or figuring out how much money...

The Origin of Algorithms We Use Every Single Day

The Origin of Algorithms We Use Every Single Day

Mention algorithms and most people’s eyes will simply glaze over. As you may already know, algorithms are widely used in mathematics and computer science...

New Geometrical Proof of Fermat’s Theorem

New Geometrical Proof of Fermat’s Theorem

Last year (2016), in the Interesting Engineering article entitled “Revolution in the Pythagoras’ Theorem?”, Dr. Luis Teia presented the proof of the Pythagoras’ theorem...