## 25 JanSecret division plans

The following two antifeuilletons are inspired by an interesting book by Underwood Dudley, “A budget of trisections”. The author studies the phenomenon of people solving the unsolvable – angle trisection problem. It is natural for scientists and engineers dreaming of the day when an unsolved, important...

## 12 JanFun with flags: take two

[This is the second part of this article.] There are two separate motives behind use of flags. First one is marking, and the second one is communication. Although we usually see the first one as a dominant one, in this antifeuilleton we will focus on the...

## 14 SepSome Beautiful Mathematical Gems (Sequences)

[caption id="attachment_7637" align="alignleft" width="320"] Image Courtesy: Shutterstock[/caption] Mathematics is full of beautiful results, facts and theorems. One of the fun things to do in mathematics is to play with the numbers. Anyone enthusiastic enough can play with numbers and thereby discover some beautiful things hidden within...

[caption id="attachment_7808" align="alignright" width="357"] Image Source : Shutterstock[/caption] A paradox is a fascinating and intriguing concept, studied by linguists, logicians, and philosophers. This article presents an overview of paradoxes and presents some examples. What are paradoxes? Simply stated, a paradox (or a logical paradox) is a statement that...

## 30 MarMathematics Quiz

[caption id="attachment_7213" align="alignright" width="150"] Image Courtesy: Shutterstock[/caption] Here are a few questions related to mathematics: In a mathematical context, which city is famous for its bridges ? Which city's towers are famous in mathematics ? Where was de Morgan born ? Where is Leonhard Euler buried ? Where was the  first...

## 24 MarPi Day: Once-in-a-century Celebration (2015)

Exactly a month after the Valentine’s Day, there comes an event which is not less than Valentine’s Day for many people around the world. Those are the math-lovers. Very popularly known as the Pi Day, this day celebrates the mathematical constant $$pi$$. $$pi$$, an irrational...

## 23 MarPi: A Poem

I am pi, 16th among the greek letters i stand; If you are too certain of my start and end, Wager and bet; in trouble you will land. As a number I start, A simple ratio of geometry conceived to be; When the circumference and diameter of a circle divided, Calculate and...

## 13 MarThe Pi Day of our lives

[caption id="attachment_7183" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Pi Day Doodle by Google in 2010[/caption] As most of us know, March 14th every year is celebrated by mathematicians all over the world as $$\pi$$ Day. The reason for this is quite simple: March 14 is written as 3-14 in the...

## 01 OctInfinity Comparision

What is infinity? Is it a number or just another mathematical definition to fit our purpose? But then what are numbers? It is pointless asking such questions. The answers are some philosophical thoughts. Then how do we deal with them whenever they arise?