Mood of the day – Numeros complexos

Aquele momento em que tens a certeza de que tudo se resume a um numero complexo … uma parte é real a outra é imaginação. A imaginação pura atinge-se quando a realidade é nula.

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Why time seems to go by more quickly as we get older

When you’re a child the summer holidays can seem to last forever, but as we get older six weeks can fly by. To a ten-year-old, a year is only 10% of their life, (making for a slightly more tolerable wait), and to a 20-year-old it is only 5%. On the logarithmic scale, for a 20-year-old…

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Researchers discover altruism is favoured by chance

Why do we feel good about giving to charity when there is no direct benefit to ourselves, and feel bad about cheating the system? Mathematicians may have found an answer to the longstanding puzzle as to why we have evolved to cooperate. Read research

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Music and math: The genius of Beethoven

May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life. ~ James Joseph Sylvester

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