Archive for the ‘Mathematics’ Category

Context Free math-based art

lorenz attractor context free artContext Free is software you can use to produce some beautiful math-based art. Build STEM skills while triggering your creative side.

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Updated Graphs of tan, cot, sec and csc

graph of tan theta applet
The updated applets on the Graphs of tan, cot, sec and csc page now run on mobile devices, albeit rather slowly. One of the most popular pages on IntMath.

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New Riemann Sums applet

applet for finding area under curve
Here’s some background on the new Riemann Sums applet I added to IntMath. You can see how we find areas under curves using rectangles.

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Arc length of a spiral around a paraboloid

paraboloid spiral
What is the length of a spiral around a paraboloid? This is an interesting application of integral calculus, involving an environmentally friendly cooker design.

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From brain injury to math genius: Jason Padgett

Padgett image
Jason Padgett was attacked and savagely beaten. He had severe concussion, but an amazing new ability to “see the world through the lens of geometry”.

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Google uses integration to speed up the Web

The page speed index score is based on calculus
Google tries hard to provide super-fast Web pages, and uses calculus in the process.

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Friday math movie: 5 Quick Math Tricks for Filmmakers

Film maker math tricks
This short video from Indy Mogul discusses some of the math involved in making videos.

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Friday math movie: Falling in love with primes

Monster prime numbers
Comedian Adam Spencer gives us the lowdown on finding monster prime numbers.

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Pulleys interactive applet: math background

Updated pulley math interactive applet
Here’s some math background behind the recently updated pulley applet.

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Range hood curved sides problem

range hood
A manufactures of range hoods with curved sides wants to know what shape to cut the sheets.

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