# mathematics

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## Pythagoras - from triangles to cosmic harmonies!

After a brief hiatus, we resume our profiles of great thinkers throughout the ages. For today’s indulgence, I have picked a great mathematician from the ancient era, Pythagoras. The name Pythagoras no doubt brings back memories of high school geomet...

## We already cannot do maths without a calculator

There are only a few people who do all the calculations with their minds. Most others get help from a calculator if they have to do some basic math. I think this will become very normal in the future. I remember my parents mentioning that they used t...

## The Birthday Paradox: A Probability Puzzle of Planetary Proportions

Imagine gathering a merry band of friends to celebrate your birthday. As you look around the room, enjoyment turns to existential dread as you realize something peculiar - two party guests share your birthday! What are the chances? Is this coincidenc...

## 'Sympy' Library | Python

Simplify your mathematical calculations with SymPy, the Python library dedicated to symbolic mathematics.   Python is a very popular programming language, and one of its advantages is that it has a wide variety of modules. One of these modules is 'Sy...

## Checking whether or not a number is an Armstrong Number

This was an interesting challenge as I had no idea how I was going to get each digit into an array. In python, you can just convert the int to a string and then index the string directly. I found this interesting solution on Stack Exchange to convert...

## The Enigmatic Mystery Of The Great Pyramid Of Giza

There is probably nothing else more enigmatic on Earth than the Great Pyramid at Giza, located in Cairo, Egypt. The structure continues to baffle scientists, geologists, precision machinists, mathematicians and of course, archeologists. The pyramid g...

## Imaginary Number i Should not be Defined as √(-1)

Everyone knows the mythical number i. There is a certain level of mystery associated with this number, and it does not help that the word "imaginary" is in its literal title. After all, imaginary things are not real. Your imaginary friend is a figmen...

## Programmers, Assemble!

1 minute read Great White Snark

A Quick Update: I have composed a list of the material which I plan to learn and teach. I've still got to motivate myself to tackle the Maths subjects (Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus) because Maths bores me and I'm not much good at it. However, I...