mathematics

Triangles

What did Pythagoras do with all those triangles, anyway?

Snowflake with a self-referential fractal pattern

Pattern and symmetry – with a touch of surprise – may be the mathematical formula for what we find beautiful.

Bondi beach waves

There's much more to waves than the part you see at the beach. And it can all start hundreds, if not thousands, of kilometres from the shore.

Professor David Harvey

Associate Professor David Harvey has received a highly prestigious medal at the annual meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society. 

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The speed limit in areas with high pedestrian activity should be reduced to 30 to 40km/hr – rather than Australia’s current 50 km/h, a new study by UNSW scientists recommends.

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If the Democrats get close to retaking the US House of Representatives in the midterm elections, the odds of impeachment are high. But the Senate remains problematic.

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We are often presented with surveys that claim to show how we all think on a certain subject. But what sample size is big enough to make the findings credible?

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Differences in educational practices between Victoria and NSW could explain declines in Australian students’ mathematics performance in international test scores, according to research led by UNSW.

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Evidence shows that on certain physics questions, otherwise high-performing female students under-perform compared to their male peers. Kate Wilson, Anna Wilson and David Low want to know why.

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UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, most likely used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces, temples and stepped pyramids.

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