Mathematics

Mathematics

How To Calculate Square Roots In Your Head

Did you know there’s an incredible method to calculate the square root of a perfect square in your head? Amaze your friends with this nerdy superpower.

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Mathematics

The Most Wanted Prime Number

Neil Sloane explains the world’s most wanted Prime Number.

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Mathematics

The Reciprocals of Prime Numbers

Matt Parker explores the work of William Shanks and the inverse of primes.

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Machine Learning Mathematics

Deep Math – Machine Learning and Mathematics

In December 2021 mathematicians at Oxford and Sydney universities together with their collaborators at Google DeepMind announced that they had successfully used tools from machine learning to discover new patterns in mathematics.

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Mathematics

Computerphile Explains the Mythical Man Month

Many will have heard the phrase ‘Mythical Man Month’ and assume it’s simply about whether manpower and time are interchangeable – the book is really about much more. Professor Brailsford explains how this all relates to the humble byte

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Mathematics

Can one calculate 100 digits of π by hand? The William Shanks method.

For Pi Day 2022, StandUpMaths used the same method as William Shanks and we got π = 3.14159265358… you know, etc etc.

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Mathematics

Twos-Day Tuesday! 22 YouTubers celebrate all things “two” and nothing goes wrong.

Today is 2/2/22 — Happy Twos-Day Tuesday.

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Mathematics

The mathematically optimal Wordle strategy

An excuse to teach a lesson on information theory and entropy.

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Mathematics

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of JPEG: A Signal Processing Approach

The JPEG algorithm is rather complex and this video breaks down the core parts of the algorithm, specifically color spaces, YCbCr, chroma subsampling, the discrete cosine transform, quantization, and lossless encoding. The majority of the focus is on the mathematical and signal processing insights that lead to advancements in image compression and the big themes […]

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Mathematics Philosophy Fridays

What is a Number?

For Philosophy Friday let’s ask the question: what is a number? ,

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