Can chance play a role in a mathematical calculation? At first glance, it seems the answer is no. We usually think that a mathematical algorithm

# Author: EnricoDeg

## 6 Project Management Lessons from the Mars Climate Orbiter Failure

In September 1999, the Mars Climate Orbiter probe crashed into Mars due to a mismatch between the measurement units used in different parts of the

## Introduction to Wavelets and Their Applications

Wavelets are a powerful mathematical tool, used in recent years in many applications. For example, wavelets play a fundamental role in defining the JPEG-2000 and

## The Rise, Fall, and Comeback of the Cosmological Constant

Just 100 years ago Einstein introduced the so-called cosmological constant, the physical constant that perhaps has experienced the most changing fortunes. The Rise In 1915

## Cubic Equations and Mathematical Duels

The story of the discovery of the solution formula for cubic equations is stunning. What happened gives us an interesting view of renaissance mathematics and shows us what it meant to be a mathematician in the 15th and

## The Balloon in the Car and General Relativity

Today we are going to speculate on a particular experiment anyone can do with a car and a helium-inflated balloon. The set-up is quite simple: