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mathematics : the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations — Webster
Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs, which are arguments sufficient to convince other mathematicians of their validity. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry. Since the pioneering work of Giuseppe Peano, David Hilbert, and others on axiomatic systems in the late 19th century, it has become customary to view mathematical research as establishing truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions. When those mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning often provides insight or predictions. Through the use of abstraction and logical reasoning, mathematics evolved from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity for as far back as written records exist. Rigorous arguments first appeared in Greek mathematics, most notably in Euclid’s Elements. Mathematics continued to develop, for example in China in 300 BC, in India in AD 100, and in the Muslim world in AD 800, until the Renaissance, when mathematical innovations interacting with new scientific discoveries led to a rapid increase in the rate of mathematical discovery that continues to the present day. — Wikipedia (Math Skills)
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Can a hands-on model help forest stakeholders...
on May 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
(North Carolina State University) An aggressive new strain of sudden oak death, a disease that's killed millions of trees, has turned up in Oregon, posing a threat to timber production. Scientists are using a 3D model called Tangible Landscape to help stakeholders work together to find ways to contain the disease's spread. […]
USC researchers imagine a cheaper, fairer...
on May 17, 2019 at 4:00 am
(University of Southern California) Bhaskar Krishnamachari, a professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and Aditya Asgaonkar -- a recent undergraduate computer science alum at BITS Pilani, India who visited and worked with Krishnamachari at USC Viterbi over several months in 2018 -- believe they have found a way to make the buying and selling of digital goods less costly, more efficient, and less vulnerable to fraud. Their proposed solution involves blockchain, 'smart contracts,' and […]
Human capital benefits of military boost economy...
on May 17, 2019 at 4:00 am
(North Carolina State University) A recent study finds that US government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation's human capital -- essentially improving the American workforce. The study estimates the economic impact of this human capital improvement to be $89.8 billion for 2019 alone. […]
RIT to gather computational astrophysics experts...
on May 16, 2019 at 4:00 am
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Scientists conducting cutting-edge research in computational astrophysics will converge at Rochester Institute of Technology for two workshops in June. Experts from RIT, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Berkeley and other prestigious institutions will speak at the events hosted by RIT's Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation. […]
Species may disappear faster than anticipated,...
on May 16, 2019 at 4:00 am
(Species360) A new study in Journal of Applied Ecology equips scientists to more accurately predict whether, and when, a species will go extinct by being more realistic about how long it takes populations to establish each new generation. […]
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A Journey through Gromov's Gap
by Evelyn Lamb on May 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Moon Duchin shares an abstract theorem with surprising connections to gerrymandering -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]
The Serendipity of Swiss Cheese
by Evelyn Lamb on May 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm
This holey mathematical object was discovered by a Swiss mathematician and then forgotten for decades -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]
I Can Has Numberz?
by Evelyn Lamb on May 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Mathematicians can be adorably ignorant -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]
“Like All Good Stories, It Starts with...
by Evelyn Lamb on April 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Suresh Venkatasubramanian tells us about one of the most important tools he uses to root out algorithmic bias -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]
The Mathematics of (Hacking) Passwords
by Jean-Paul Delahaye on April 12, 2019 at 10:45 am
The science and art of password setting and cracking continues to evolve, as does the war between password users and abusers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]