Mathematics

52-Card Perfect Shuffles 0 commentsMathematics

52-Card Perfect Shuffles

March 31, 2015 at 9:24 am

A card trick using perfect shuffles.

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A Century Can Never Begin on a Sunday 0 commentsMathematics

A Century Can Never Begin on a Sunday

March 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

A century will never begin on Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday. This is because the Gregorian calendar cycles every 400 years. This means that by adding […]

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How Probability can be Used to Control Your Destiny 0 commentsMathematics

How Probability can be Used to Control Your Destiny

March 12, 2015 at 9:08 am

A dramatic tale of plane crashes and poisonous berries – and you get to choose the ending. If you didn’t think you need to understand […]

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Bracketology: Engineering the Top Slot 0 commentsMathematics

Bracketology: Engineering the Top Slot

March 11, 2015 at 9:50 am

With the odds at a trillion to one, UMICH Engineering Professors share their technique for picking the perfect March Madness basketball bracket. Sifting through historic […]

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Winning at Rock Paper Scissors 0 commentsGaming

Winning at Rock Paper Scissors

February 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

Mathematic Strategies That Will Help You Win At Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Three Problems Computers Can Never Solve

July 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

For 75 years, computers have worked within limits defined by Alan Turing. Now work has begun to fulfil his prophecy of a machine that can […]

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The Scientific Way to Cut a Cake

June 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

Alex Bellos on cutting a cake using scientific principles.

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What is Calculus Used For? Jeff Heys at TEDxBozeman

December 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

This talk describes the motivation for developing mathematical models, including models that are developed to avoid ethically difficult experiments.  Three different examples from the field […]

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How to Design a 51-Star Flag 0 commentsMathematics

How to Design a 51-Star Flag

June 17, 2013 at 7:57 am

Mathematics points the way to updating Old Glory if another state joins the union.

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