You have just finished work and it’s raining. This morning the sun was shining so you haven’t taken an umbrella with you and now you

# Tag: mathematics

## The Mathematics of the Peeler

Warning! After you read this post, choosing vegetables at the supermarket will never be the same again! A few days ago while I was preparing

## Monte Carlo Methods in Action

As we said in the previous post, despite their many applications, all Monte Carlo methods fall roughly into three families: numerical integration, optimization, generation of

## Monte Carlo Methods, where Math and Chance Meet

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

## 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

## 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