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Math Matters, Apply It

By Murray Bourne, 08 May 2007

There are some nice PDF posters on some of the applications of mathematics in Math Matters, Apply It!, by The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

According to their site:

"Math Matters, Apply It!" is an applied mathematics awareness campaign, created for anyone who wants to know more about the mathematics behind everyday life and the technologies we encounter.

The posters cover topics like

  1. The Math behind Digital Animation
  2. The Math behind Using DNA
  3. The Math behind Guitars

Math behind guitars

The posters are similar to the ones by the American Mathematical Society that I wrote about before in Mathematical Moments.

Both are worth a look.

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