math

Local Briefs

Petition circulated to beef up math skills Close to 200 people, most of them professors, have signed a petition to toughen up admission standards to…


That’s too big!

Arabic numerals, which are what we here in Canada and the scientific community at large use to represent numbers, were a huge advancement over the…


Sudoku: Behind the scenes

Upon meeting Will Gibson (Doctor Octagon) the creator of the Manitoban’s sudoku puzzles, two things are abundantly clear: this man knows his computers and he…


Math 4 life

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is only fitting that we explore the relationships between numbers. Yes, numbers — like people — have…


Math 4 Life

Few words carry such cultural stigma as “mathematics.” We associate being good at math with an intellectual feat and think of math as some abstract…


Alan Turing

“The allied invasion of occupied France was the beginning of the end.” “The Nazis spreading themselves over too many fronts lead to their own defeat.”…


Rejecta Mathematica

In every manufacturing process there are pieces made which do not meet a standard set by the manufacturer, these pieces are hopefully filtered out by…