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Created: 2011-07-21 12:28
Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics
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Description: A weekly homemade series of puzzles, tricks and mathematics from James Grime of Cambridge University.
 

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10000 YouTube Subscribers and Wisdom of the Crowds


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QED Gold: Originally uploaded 12th June 2011

Competition is over I'm afraid, but you may still like to play.

Here's a photo of the jar: http://tumblr.com/xqt2yusc39

Collection: Quite Easily Done

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 31 Oct 2011


28 Minutes Later - The Maths of Zombies


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So, to survive a zombie attack you need to run. In the long term we need a fortified society, but if the barricades fall we need to reduce the speed of infection, slow them down,...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Wed 26 Oct 2011


Benford's Law - How mathematics can detect fraud!


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Benford's Law is a truly surprising fact about the frequency of numbers when studying data such as prices, populations, rivers, even street addresses. And if someone's accounts do...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Tue 16 Aug 2011


Can you crack the combination lock?


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The sequence 11221 contains all 2-digit combinations using the numbers 1 and 2.

Can you find a sequence that contains all the 3-digit combinations using the numbers 1, 2, and...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Fri 16 Dec 2011


Can you crack the combination lock? - Solution


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The sequence 11221 contains all 2-digit combinations using the numbers 1 and 2. A sequence such as that is called a De Bruijn sequence. I show you three methods to find such...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Sun 18 Dec 2011


Connect The Towns


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What is the minimum distance to connect four towns?

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Thu 21 Jul 2011


Flipping 10 heads in a row: Full video


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Even unlikely events happen given enough opportunities.

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Sun 4 Sep 2011


Game of Nine


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Here is a game for you to play and investigate. Is there a winning strategy?

Each player takes it in turns to pick a number, the first to pick three numbers that add up to 15...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Thu 8 Sep 2011


Game of Nine Solution


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Solution to my 'Game of Nine' video: http://youtu.be/ue4Baa8Mhn8

Each player takes it in turns to pick a number, the first to pick three numbers that add up to 15 wins.

With...

Collection: Quite Easily Done

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Fri 16 Sep 2011


Make a Post-it Note Dodecahedron!


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How to make a Post-it Note Dodecahedron. Fun and beautiful! If you make one yourself send me the photo! Email address in the video.


Follow me on Facebook/twitter etc...

Collection: Quite Easily Done

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Fri 14 Oct 2011


Maths Problem: Connect the towns solution (Motorway Problem)


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What is the minimum amount of road needed to connect these four towns together? Known as the Motorway Problem or Steiner Problem. An experimental solution.

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Tue 16 Aug 2011


Maths Puzzle: Back to Black


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I have a board that uses the numbers 1 to 90. I fill the board with Othello piece, they are black on one side and white on the other. All the pieces start black side up. First I...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Thu 19 Jan 2012


Maths Puzzle: Coins


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QED Gold: Originally uploaded 31st January 2011.

Take a random pile of coins. If I tell you how many coins are heads and how many coins are tails, can you separate the pile...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 20 Feb 2012


Maths Puzzle: Coins Solution


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QED Gold: Originally uploaded 4th February 2011


Take a random pile of coins. If I tell you how many coins are heads and how many coins are tails, can you separate the pile...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Sun 26 Feb 2012


Maths Puzzle: First to get a head


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QED Gold: Originally uploaded 25th May 2011.

Let's get ready to rhumble...!

Collection: Quite Easily Done

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Sun 20 Nov 2011


Maths Puzzle: First to get a head solution


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QED Gold: Originally uploaded 28th May 2011

Solution the the First to get a head problem

Collection: Quite Easily Done

Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Tue 13 Dec 2011


Mentally Unsolvable (?) Card Trick Tutorial


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QED Gold: Originally uploaded 17th July 2011.

Watch the tutorial by mismag822 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BZFx1eUOFs

Originally posted by zachcloseupmagic...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 24 Oct 2011


Möbius Strip Hearts (For Valentine's Day)


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QED Gold: Originally uploaded 6th February 2011.

The Möbius Strip is a strange mathematical shape which is a loop with only one side and one edge. For more information see...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Mon 6 Feb 2012


Puzzle: Mathematical Ants


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A little puzzle to pass the time...

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Institution: Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Created: Thu 22 Sep 2011


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