## 14 MayNapier's Constant "e" is Transcendental

This theorem was first proved by Hermite in 1873. The below proof is near the one given by Hurwitz. We at first derive a couple of auxiliary results. Let \$\$f(x)\$\$ be any polynomial of degree \$\$ mu\$\$ and \$\$ F(x)\$\$ the sum of its derivatives, \$\$displaystyle F(x)...

## 13 MaySome Mathematics Brain Teasers

1. The greatest number of Mondays that can occur in the first 45 days of a year is ___? Ans: 7 If the first day is a Monday, then every seventh day is also a Monday, and Monday falls on the following numbered days: 1, 8, 15,...

## 04 MayIndian Mathematician wins prestigious Knuth Prize

In a great news for the Indian mathematical community, renowned mathematician and computer scientist Ravindran Kanan has been awarded the prestigious Knuth Prize for the year 2011. Ravi Kannan is currently a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research India, where he leads the algorithms research group. He...

## 28 AprBasic of Mathematical Modeling

Mathematical Model is the expression that we reflect a problem in mathematical language. Every individual literate or illiterate uses it. We all are applying it in our day-to-day life. If we know how to make a model to a situation it makes easy to tackle...

## 25 AprThe 15–Puzzle

The 15–puzzle is a children’s game (for children of all ages) to which we apply the theory of the symmetric group in order to make some adult observations. The 15–puzzle is a 44 frame holding movable squares, numbered from 1 to 15 with one space left...

## 25 AprBeyond Ramanujan: India in Twentieth Century

The gigantic leap in the twentieth century mathematics was the outcome of two major events. The first belonged to the historic Presidential keynote address by the celebrated German mathematician Prof David Hillbert at the second international Congress in Paris in 1990. His address, at the...

## 25 AprThe History of Counting

Mathematics began with counting and numbering. To understand the roots of Mathematics, we must go back to the time when numbers were first used which is a most difficult task. The first motivation for people to create number was the human desire to the manyness of...

## 25 AprFight between a History Teacher and a Mathematics Teacher

Once there was fight between a History Teacher and a Mathematics Teacher. History Teacher: “I will call the Akbar and his troops to fight against you.” Math’s Teacher: “I will multiply you and your Akbar with zero.” --------------------------------------------------------------- Collected by Prabin Das, MSc 2nd semester,Dept. of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University. --------------------------------------------------------------- [ad#ad-2]...

## 25 AprConstruction of carbon-carbon bond got Noble Prize

[caption id="attachment_858" align="alignleft" width="311"] Discodermia dissoluta[/caption] Scientists first isolated the substance discodermolide from a sponge living in the Caribbean Sea. Subsequently they have re-created the substance in test tubes. In one of the critical steps of that procedure, they used Negishi’s variant of the palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling...

## 25 AprDigital Water Marking on Bank Notes

As the printing industry evolves to a digital platform, the challenge of designing security documents that copy poorly becomes increasingly difficult. As digital printing equipment becomes easier and less expensive to operate and maintain, more widely placed in new environments, with better quality and output...