The is a map related to the . Its name reflects its similarity to classical depictions of , seated in a meditation pose with a forehead mark () and traditional topknot ().
The problem of finding the curve down which a bead placed anywhere will fall to the bottom in the same amount of time. The solution is a , a fact first discovered and published by Huygens in (1673). This property was also alluded to in the followi...
The world we live in is strictly 3-dimensional: up/down, left/right, and forwards/backwards, these are the only ways to move. For years, scientists and science fiction writers have contemplated the possibilities of higher dimensional spaces. What wou...
Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you'll see further. - Persian Proverb
The (or see: ) is a speculative idea based on a valid solution of the Einstein field equations as proposed by by which a spacecraft might be accelerated to speeds greater than the in order to achieve the objective of interstellar flight.
The golden ratio, also known as the divine proportion, golden mean, or golden section, is a number often encountered when taking the ratios of distances in simple geometric figures such as the , , and . It is denoted , or sometimes .
Is math invented or discovered? A leading astrophysicist suggests that the answer to the millennia-old question is both
First Rigorous Formulation of Calculus
By: Live Science Staff Published: 12/27/2012 12:15 PM EST on LiveScience While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan cryptically wrote down functions he said came to him in dreams, with a hunch about how they behave...
Researchers say they've found a formula to explain cryptic functions outlined by brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.