Here are some GIFs I have collected over internet that explain mathematical ideas. The following GIF explain what is meant by tangent/parallel lines and asymptotes. The following GIF explains how to construct a regular heptagon using straight edge and compass. The following 2 GIFs explain what an ellipse is and how to draw it. The

# Category: Sciences

The Feynman algorithm was facetiously suggested by another Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann (1929-), a colleague of Richard Philips Feynman (1918-1988), in a New York Times interview. It states:- Write down the problem. Think real hard. Write down the solution. Here it is in a picture. Gell-Mann is a highly successful and highly trained problem

Paul Erdös (1913-1996) was a Hungarian mathematician who spent much of his life traveling and working with colleagues around the world on mathematical problems of many kinds. He published some 1500 papers, making him the most prolific major mathematician of the twentieth century, and had more than 450 collaborators and authors. He worked on problems

Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887 – 1920) was an Indian mathematician who made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. He was born in Erode, a small town in Tamil Nadu state, India in a poor Tamil Brahmin family. He was a self-taught mathematician with an uncanny ability to manipulate formulae. Suffering

The th Fermat number is defines as: The 17th-Century French lawyer and mathematician Pierre de Fermat incorrectly conjectured that all these numbers were primes, although he had no proof. The first 5 Fermat numbers: corresponding to are all primes. These are called Fermat primes. Leonhard Euler proved in 1732 that 641 is divisor of .

Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (1894 – 1984) was an outstanding Soviet physicist who worked with Rutherford and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978. An enigmatic figure, he served as a symbol of science in the Soviet Union during the Stalin era and beyond. From his youth, Kapitsa was a physicist, engineer and an overall

Here are some interesting Nobel Prize facts. Some others interesting facts and statistics can be found here and here. 1. Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize for 1962. He is the only individual

As I have mentioned in previous post that after my Matric (class X) I became increasingly interested in science history. I decided to write an article for my college magazine. The topic was related to science history. The main theme of the article was scientific discoveries made by two or more scientists independantly of each

After my Matric (Class X) I became increasingly interested in science history especially Nobel Prize winners in physics. I got photocopied the list of physics Nobel Prize winners from an encyclopaedia. I read some books on science history also. My father brought a physics book from a library. In that book were the sketches of