Mathematics & Statistics

It has been said that “math is the language of science,” a common basis for understanding the world around us, no matter where in the world we are. From the most rudimentary measurements to the most sophisticated computational modeling, mathematics and statistical analysis are fundamental not only to pure scientific investigation, but to business, financial markets, health care, and more. In addition to providing core textbooks in algebra, calculus, analysis, probability, and statistics (including software such as R and BUGS), we publish valuable applied math reference content for professionals and researchers in all areas of physical and life science, finance, economics, engineering, and computing.

Mathematics & Statistics

How Many Ways Can You Arrange 128 Tennis Balls? Researchers Solve An Apparently Impossible Problem

A bewildering physics problem has apparently been solved by researchers, in a study which provides a mathematical basis... Read more

Mathematics & Statistics; Social Sciences

How Much Math Do You Need to Win Your March Madness Pool?

Deciding which teams to pick in your NCAA basketball pool? Then you’re faced with a classic decision problem... Read more

Mathematics & Statistics

Pi and Its Part of the Most Beautiful Formula in Mathematics

Pi Day is upon us again, for those who note today’s date in the format 3/14 (March 14).... Read more

Mathematics & Statistics

How to Solve and Rubik’s Cube in Five Seconds

This week, 14-year-old Lucas Etter set a new world record for solving the classic Rubik’s cube in Clarksville,... Read more

Mathematics & Statistics

Big Data, Big Computers, Big Trouble

Many years ago, James Tobin, a Nobel laureate in economics, wryly observed that the bad old days when... Read more

Mathematics & Statistics; Psychology

Math Cognition and Learning

Controversies if not outright polemics have characterized mathematics education in the U.S. and other countries for more than... Read more

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Mathematics & Statistics

Don’t Freak If You Can’t Solve a Math Problem That’s Gone Viral

It’s been quite a year for mathematics problems on the internet. In the last few months, three questions... Read more

Food Science & Nutrition; Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics, Spaghetti Alla Carbonara and You

I’ve come to believe that mathematics, as an investigative science, as a practical discipline and as a creative... Read more

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