mathematics

The Importance of the Equal Sign

The Importance of the Equal Sign

Researchers from Texas A&M University have discovered new evidence regarding mathematics education. Their study suggests that the understanding of the equal sign (‘=’) is crucial in acquiring logical and mathematical thinking, and therefore it should be emphasized when teaching youth ...

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NASA eClips

NASA eClips

The National Aeronautics and Space Agency is posting a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational videos freely available for use in the classroom or home environment. Called “NASA eClips,” the program provides short videos for different age ...

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The Wave That Changed Science

The Wave That Changed Science

Over the centuries many sailors described seeing huge ocean waves, monsters of the seas that towered to heights of 30 meters and more. Those Rogue Waves, as they were called, appeared suddenly and rammed into the unfortunate vessel. Scientists tended ...

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What is Adiabatic Computation?

The adiabatic computation stresses the deep and mysterious connection between physics and mathematics. Using a principle of quantum mechanics we try to find a shortcut to solutions of mathematical problems. It is not clear why we can use physics to ...

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What is a quantum computer?

What is a quantum computer?

In quantum computation we use quantum physics to compute. The use of physics in computation raises some deep philosophical problems concerning the relation of math to physics. It concerns the definition of the term ‘computer’ as a physical object. We ...

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