“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.”Bertrand Russell
“Beauty of Mathematics” from Yann Pineill and Nicolas Lefaucheux shows how math reveals everything from the very simple.
On the left, you see the equation itself, in the middle, a diagram of what’s happening in real-time, and on the right, how things look in the real world.
No two snowflakes are alike. They are also beautiful fractals. The Koch snowflake is one of the earliest fractals to have been described. It demonstrates infinity, one of the most intriguing concepts of math. It has an infinite perimeter but a finite area.
Optical spherical aberration is a property of optical systems such as lenses that causes light to be spread out over some space region rather than focused to a point. We use mathematics to calculate how a given size and proportion lens will magnify something at different distances. Then the bespectacled people can see.
Maxwell’s equations are a set of coupled partial differential equations that form the foundation of classical electromagnetism, classical optics, and electric circuits. They help us describe how electromagnetism and compass work. Then we don’t get lost.
In chemistry, the molar mass is utterly essential when setting up an experiment. It allows you to figure out how much you should weigh out substances on your scale. Then you can figure out how much sugar you need to add to your coffee to stay healthy.
Numerical weather prediction (NWP) uses the atmosphere and oceans’ mathematical models to predict the weather based on current weather conditions. Then we decide on the clothes we will wear today.
In mathematics and digital electronics, a binary number is expressed in the base-2 numeral system or binary numeral system, which uses only two symbols: typically 0 and 1. Math is the reason a series of ones and zeros can end up on your screen as what you’re reading right now. Then we can read this post.
The Mandelbrot set is the set of complex numbers for which the function does not diverge when iterated from remains bounded in absolute value. A binary fractal tree is defined recursively by symmetric binary branching.
Mathematics makes possible the management and analysis of the massive database of the Human Genome. The importance of mathematics and statistics in genetics is well known. A genetic algebra is an algebra used to model inheritance in genetics.
The Z-Transform allows us to analyze a system’s sinusoidal components’ frequency and phase to characterize a system’s response. It makes digital signal processing possible. Then we can listen to Brazzaville while we are walking in Manhattan.
We do the maths on how petrol prices are calculated and show that one element is rising fast, masked by the falling crude oil cost. Then we can make the economy safe.
A lift coefficient is a number that aerodynamicists use to model all of the complex dependencies of shape, inclination, and flow conditions on a lift. That makes a flight possible. Then we can go to Argentina whenever we want.
A force-sensing resistor is a material whose resistance changes when a force, pressure, or mechanical stress is applied. It makes our modems work correctly and let us stay connected.