11 oct. 2017

Science: when serious names are not enough in Mathematics

Hearing about mathematics could be a sign of grief and sorrow. Generally around the world, mathematics has been a tortuous topic because since the early grades. In Spanish, there is a song that says: mathematics is the science which breaks your patience…
So how could be funny talk about names in mathematics?
Well, let me tell you about that. There are some mathematical functions with plots that resemble to funny or weird things and had been named in honor of those things.
For example, have you heard about the popcorn function?

25 jul. 2017

Weird scientific celebrations

Some time ago when I revised my niece’s homework I explained her how to obtain the perimeters and areas of some plane geometric figures. There was no problem in the calculations of the square, rectangle and triangle areas. But the problem was the calculation of the circle’s area because of the number pi. How to explain pi to her? In those days, she hasn’t seen even the decimal numbers and notation (those things about the decimal point and the cyphers on the right). It was really difficult to make her understand those numbers and to explain her pi and the perimeter and area formulas. However some scientific celebrations helped me and I would like to tell you about them.

19 may. 2017

Famous people that studied science VI

Yes, more famous people related to science world!

Rowan Atkinson studied electric engineering in the Newcastle University in England and later he earned a Master degree at the Queen College. Yes, you know, the engineer Atkinson is the famous Mr. Bean!

7 feb. 2017

Mad about time III. Time machines.

In a recent movie about H.G. Wells’ novel ‘The time machine’ there is a scene where the main actor is asking a virtual librarian about time travel and time machines. The holographic projection with an incredible registers of all the human history answer him that those things are only possible for science fiction. However, there have been real time machines in human history despite of the science fiction record and moreover, it has been believed that real time travel have existed and even some scientific project could be make real the time travel.

7 ene. 2017

The 6th of January present

The first days of January had passed slowly after the crazy days of December. The children were still in holidays as well as their dad. Thus, he decided to carry them outside to see everything not seen in the last month.

Jonathan worked till the 16th of December when he received his salary and his bonus. He was so happy. Then he rested the remaining days of the month converted in a summary of visits to the family, friends and Christmas events including the food, of course. Susana was with him when she could. The other days she stayed at home cooking tons of food that were kept in containers to be eaten during the end of December and the beginning of January when she could rest.

30 nov. 2016

Famous people that studied sciences and mathematics V

Continuing with people linked to science we have the following list:

Pope Francisco, the Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio, had a bachelor degree in chemistry. Well, he decided to follow other way din’t it?

19 oct. 2016

Powers of 10

I always thought to write this post when the visits of my blog in Spanish arise to 100,000. Today I opened it and had 101,365 visits in the Spanish versión and 18,396 in the English version, a total of more than 105 and 104 visits, each one. However the powers of 10 of this post don’t refer to the mathematical numbers but the people who have passed till here.