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Untangling a magnetic mystery - A new mathematical model might explain
the strange magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune.
Fashion gets physical - Solving the mathematics of drapery may help
change the way we shop.
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Powers of 10 - The Florida State University has created an amazing
applet that takes you on a journey from the scale of galaxies - viewing
the Milky Way from 10 million light years away from Earth - to the
scale of every day - a leaf on an oak tree - all the way down to
viewing the subatomic particles inside the leaf itself.
More on mathematics at different scales from Plus:
Christine Ladd-Franklin - Born 1 Dec 1847 Connecticut, Died 5 March
1930 New York. Despite living in a time when women were actively
denied access to academia - she completed the equivalent of a
doctorate at John Hopkins University in 1883 but her name was not
recorded on the list of students, and it wasn't until 1926 that the
university presented her with a PhD for her work - Ladd-Franklin
managed to make significant contributions to both mathematics and
Read more about Christine Ladd-Franklin...
from the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive:
from Webster University:
Happy reading from the Plus team.
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