NOVEMBER 21, 2019 by Jack Wang, University of Chicago Math anxiety is far from uncommon, but too often, those who dread the subject simply avoid it. Research from the University of Chicago offers new evidence for the link between math anxiety and avoidance—as well as possible paths toward breaking that connection. UChicago psychologists found that people […]

# Category Archives: Mathematics

## Mathematics reveals new insights into Marangoni flows

The Marangoni effect is a popular physics experiment. It is produced when an interface between water and air is heated in just one spot. OCTOBER 28, 2019 by Springer The Marangoni effect is a popular physics experiment. It is produced when an interface between water and air is heated in just one spot. Since this heat […]

## Honeybees can count and do math

OCTOBER 10, 2019 Honeybees were very cooperative, especially when I was providing sugar rewards! by The Company of Biologists Start thinking about numbers and they can become large very quickly. The diameter of the universe is about 8.8×1023 km and the largest known number—googolplex, 1010100—outranks it enormously. Although that colossal concept was dreamt up by brilliant mathematicians, […]

## The answer to life, the universe, and everything

Mathematics researcher Drew Sutherland helps solve decades-old sum-of-three-cubes puzzle, with help from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” MIT News | Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics September 10, 2019 A team led by Andrew Sutherland of MIT and Andrew Booker of Bristol University has solved the final piece of a famous 65-year old math puzzle […]

## Tension Formula

Happy Tuesday, friends Worldwide from Dr. TJ Gunn in Houston Texas USA… The tension on an object is equal to the mass of the object x gravitational force plus/minus the mass x acceleration. T = mg + ma T = tension, N, kg-m/s2 m = mass, kg g = gravitational force, 9.8 m/s2 a = […]

## Potential Energy: Two-Body Gravitation Formula

Happy Tuesday, friend Worldwide from Dr. TJ Gunn in Houston Texas USA….. Potential energy is energy that is stored in a system. There is the possibility, or potential, for it to be converted to kinetic energy. Any two objects with mass are attracted to each other by gravity. In space, it is possible to find […]

## Quadratics / Sequences – Getting Formulas

Happy Tuesday, friends Worldwide from Dr. TJ Gunn in Houston Texas USA… Here are the counting numbers (given by nn ) and their leading diagonal: Here are the square numbers (given by n2n2) and their leading diagonal: And here are the cube numbers (given by n3n3) and their leading diagonal: And we could keep going! Here’s a question: What […]

## Quadratics / Galileo’s Mistake

by Dr. TJ Gunn Happy Monday, friends Worldwide from Dr. TJ Gunn in Houston Texas USA… It turns out, as we shall see, that any curve given by a formula of the form at2+bt+cat2+bt+c has a U-shape. And this U-shaped curve appears many places in nature. Galileo noticed shape of a rope or a chain hanging between two […]