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**MATHEMATICS**

**Mathematics =
FUN. There's a lot more to it than doing sums, and at the top-end
it merges into philosophy. Besides being very USEFUL, mathematics
is also interesting, intriguing, fascinating, and involves FUN
with advanced rational thinking.**

**Mathematics as
a science is unusual in that you seldom see mathematicians
performing experiments.**

**Mathematics is
a science of absolute fact which exists independently of the
Universe, though the Universe may be a function of mathematics!**

**How
Logarithms work**** - the secret behind the
conjuring trick revealed!**

**PI**** = 3.14159...**

**log-e**** = 2.71828**

**%**** = parts per hundred**

**How
to work out radio frequencies and wavelengths**

**Working out the
****Light-Year**

**Quadratic
Equations**** - that formula for solving them**

**Mathematica -
software from ****www.wolfram.com**

**Geometry
of space and how it relates to phenomena in physics such as area
and volume**

**The
Diamond 16 Puzzle****
Solvers create a variety of symmetric designs that illustrate
concepts of finite mathematics. A link to related theory is
provided.** - was http://finitegeometry.org/sc/16/puzzle/index.html

**Fine Structure Constant**** - a 20th Century
Mystery**

**52
Cards; how many permutations?**

**Maths by Somos**** and ****The Elliptic Realm**

**Operators:
Plus, Multiply, Power, etc - speculative notions**

**What
generally happens with mathematics is that someone thinks up
something for fun and works out the maths to do with it, such as
"what if there was such a thing as the square-root of minus
one?", and then a bit later the maths of it becomes very
useful when something technological needs that species of maths (in
the case of square-root(-1), it's just exactly the way AC
electric phases work). I wonder what 4-dimensional manifolds will
come in useful for?!**

**Yes
I know it's a bit scant! Add more stuff to this! Please e-mail me
with constructive suggestions, links to interesting sites, and
contributions, ****e-mail**

**It has been speculated that the
Maths Tower at Manchester University (as seen on this ****photo
page****)
is prevented from falling down by the application of mathematics.
It is said to have been inadvertently built on a giant
underground boulder, and every time the tower looks like tipping
a microscopic amount, calculations are done and the weights on
the roof are moved to compensate.**