Category Archives: Link for the week

A song for Pi Day

If you’re reading this blog then you probably already know that today is Pi Day. In honour of the occasion, here’s a video in which our former student Chris Smith hymns the joys of — with the assistance of his … Continue reading

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Chain reaction forces

Here’s a weird little phenomenon that should appeal to all of us who think we understand Newtonian mechanics…

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Links: more on the mathematics of music

For those of you who read our earlier article on the mathematics behind music and want to know more, here are a couple of links that might well interest you. Amazingly mathematical music is an online article from Washington University … Continue reading

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Link for the week(ish): Numberphile

The Link for the Week hasn’t been very active recently, but here’s something to make up for the drought. The Numberphile website contains dozens of short videos on mathematical topics — most of them accessible without a lot of background … Continue reading

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Link for the week: canal knowledge

Dr Penny Davies has pointed out an appearance of Scottish mathematics in the BBC’s Coast programme. Episode 4 of season 8, “Rivers and Seas Collide”, includes a segment on the Union and Forth–Clyde canals, and they focus on John Scott … Continue reading

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Link for the week: the history of data visualisation

One for the statisticians this week, along with all those who like maps and other ways to visualise information. Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue, but it’s a … Continue reading

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Link for the week: effective revision

Not a specifically mathematical link this week, but one that might be of interest as exam season starts looming over the horizon… Here’s a post from the Neurobonkers blog looking at techniques for improving learning (actually, I’d say that most … Continue reading

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