Abel prize is one of the most prestigious awards given for outstanding contribution in mathematics, often considered as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics. Niels Henrik Abel Memorial fund, established on 1 January 2002, awards the Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The prize amount is 6 million NOK (about 1010000 USD) and was awarded for the first…

Formulas are the most important part of mathematics and as we all know one is the backbone of the latter. Considering there are thousands of mathematical formulas to help people develop analytical approach and solve problems easily — there are some that go beyond. Some formulas aren’t just timesaving but those also do wonders. In this article I have collected…

Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) group has reported an all new Mersenne Prime Number (a prime number of type $2^P-1$) which is, now officially the largest prime number ever discovered. This number is valued to a whopping $2^{74207281}-1$ and contains 22,338,618 digits. It is quoted as M747207281 and is almost 5 million digits longer than the previous record holding prime number…

Introduction In earlier parts we discussed the basics of integral equations and how they can be derived from ordinary differential equations. In second part, we also solved a linear integral equation using trial method. Now we are in a situation from where main job of solving Integral Equations can be started. But before we go ahead to that mission, it will be better…

Without basic operations of counting, like Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, it is not possible to imagine math problems. Counting is the base of human life. A student, whether he’s a math major or not, must be good at counting numbers. The counting ability builds from experience and is definitely a time taking process. Larger you have given time…

Any integer greater than 1 is called a prime number if and only if its positive factors are 1 and the number p itself. The basic ideology involved in this post is flawed and the post has now been moved to Archives. – The Editor Prime Generating Formulas We all know how hard it is to predict a formula for prime numbers! They have…

Our reader Eswar Chellappa has sent his work on the solution of ‘3X+1’ problem, also called Collatz Conjecture. He had been working on the proof of Collatz Conjecture off and on for almost ten years. The Collatz Conjecture can be quoted as follow: Let $\phi : \mathbb{N} \to \mathbb{N}^+$ be a function defined such that: $$\phi(x):= \begin{cases} \frac{x}{2}, & \text{if }…

Online communities are groups of web savvy individuals who share communal interests. A community can be developed with just a single topic or by a bunch of philosophies. A better community binds its members through substantial debates. Mathematics is a very popular communal interest and there are hundreds of online communities formed in both Q&A and debate styles. Some mathematical…

Linear Space or Vector Space over a field K Definition: The linear space over a field K is a non-empty set along with a function $+ : X \times X \to X$ called linear/vector addition (or just, ‘addition‘) and another function $ \cdot : K \times X \to X$ called scalar multiplication, such that for all elements $x, y, z,…

Every mathematics student is in his own a special case — having his own qualities and snags. A math blogger is even more special. He is more than just a mathematician or just a blogger. A math blogger is an entertainer… a magician, who devises techniques of making math more readable and even more interesting. There are hundreds of such…

My personal mobile number 9565804301 is a prime number. What is a prime number? Any integer p greater than 1 is called a prime number if and only if its positive factors are 1 and the number p itself. In other words, the natural numbers which are completely divisible by 1 and themselves only and have no other factors, are called prime numbers. 2 , 3,5,7,11,13… etc.…

1st April is a day of fun, humor and enjoyment. Even though, I have lot of fun puzzles on this blog, these ten are totally meant for today. Enjoy! PUZZLES 1. If you are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove and a gas lamp. You only have one matchstick in the matchbox, so what do you light…