Maths is Everywhere

Continued Fractions by Professor John D. Barrow. What are continued fractions? How can they tell us what is the most irrational number? What are they good for and what unexpected properties do they possess? How did Ramanujan make good use of their odd features to make striking discoveries? We will look at how they have played a role in the study of numbers, chaos, gears and astronomical motions. (from

Continued Fractions

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1. Maths with Pictures
2. Continued Fractions
3. The Bounce of the Superball
4. The Uses of Irrationality: Paper Sizes and the Golden Ratio
5. Benford's Very Strange Law
6. Doing Business in Interstellar Space