A classic cognitive error known as Gambler's fallacy gives us insight on how the human mind works. Perhaps the coin isn't biased, maybe its just you.
This article tries to answer why mathematics of all disciplines, is looked down with so much hatred. Is there something inherently dull about this discipline, or is it just a subjective interpretation?
Does our past affect our present? Will the decisions we make today affect our tomorrow? The answer to these questions is a little bit more complicated than a simple "yes". The link between cause and effect might be obvious to the world, but the extent to which this is true, is way beyond us. Many of us sci-fi fans might've dreamt of jumping into a time machine, and change certain initial events we think, had led to some undesired results in our lives, but in order to comprehend the ramifications of even the smallest of such changes, we need not look further into theories of science fiction. Science, itself have a theory backed up by experiment that indicate small changes create massive ripple effects in time and space. As ridiculous it might sound, altering the outcome of a die, say, tossed in 1995, could perhaps have led to a cataclysmic earthquake, through several invisible connectives of cause and effect! This is what Butterfly effect is all about, the invisible strings of causality that holds our universe together.
How many times do we keep meeting people in a group sharing the same birthdays? The odds of such an occurrence might seem low at first, but is counter-intuitively quite large. Read this article to understand the game-changing effects of combined probability through an interesting example - The Birthday Paradox.
Godel's Incompleteness Theorem answers the validity of mathematical system and the reliability of mathematics in general, through a mind-bending theorems. Read this article to find out.
In 2003, Grigori Perelman solved one of the most difficult conjectures after decades of failed attempts by several mathematicians before. This article discusses Perelman's contribution and some basic concepts of the infamous Poincare conjecture.
Did you know that July 22 is observed as approximate Pi day? Read this article to find more about Pi , it significance and why it never seems to end.
Did you know that an infinitely resolvable sphere the size of a pea could be arranged and re-arranged without any addition of points, into a sphere the size of the SUN!!!? This is what Banach-Tarski paradox is all about
In 1924, German mathematician, David Hilbert explored the world of infinity through an interesting, thought-provoking problem consisting of guests checking into a fictional hotel consisting of infinite number of rooms! Read this article to find out more!
Cantor's diagonal argument is a formal proof that the uncountable infinite set(set of real numbers) are larger than countable infinite sets(integers/whole numbers/ natural numbers and so on). This article explains the proof and its correctness.