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Tagged: math

How to Memorize Numbers

The centuries-old Person Action Object method improves memorization by converting numbers into mental pictures instead. Watch former memory champ Nelson Dellis explain exactly how to use the PAO system effectively.

Beauty of Mathematics

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” —Betrand Russell

There is a world of mathematics out there that most people live and die without ever getting to see. This video is to introduce its readers to the “other world” of math. This “other world” gets you to really fall in love with the subject.

What Is the Wave Function?

At the heart of quantum mechanics is a mysterious equation known as the wave function. It helps explain the behavior of elementary particles, but also challenges the notion that there’s only one reality.

Fibonacci Mystery

Dr James Grime on the Pisano Period – a seemingly strange property of the Fibonacci Sequence.

The Weird Truth About Arabic Numerals

Hank unravels the fascinating yarn of how the world came to use so-called Arabic numerals — from the scholarship of ancient Hindu mathematicians, to Muslim scientist Al-Khwarizmi, to the merchants of medieval Italy.

Can Fish Count?

More on numerosity and number cognition with Brian Butterworth – this time discussing research with animals.