Volume 46 | Number 04 | May 2013
Examining the Dynamics of Ocean Mixing

Examining the Dynamics of Ocean Mixing

“Our collective actions have generated a climate problem that threatens our future and our children’s future."

Was Pythagoras the First to Discover Pythagoras’s Theorem?

Was Pythagoras the First to Discover Pythagoras’s Theorem?

Mathematician David Mumford shows how ancient cultures proved the beloved formula long before the Greeks.

Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

This year’s Moody’s Mega Math Challenge has an environmental theme—recycling—for its...

The Role of Linear Algebra in the Computer Science Curriculum*

The Role of Linear Algebra in the Computer Science Curriculum*

The computer science curriculum is pressured to deliver a rigorous core while allowing students to follow their interests. 

Benjamin Franklin: The Doctor Would Want a Master’s

Benjamin Franklin: The Doctor Would Want a Master’s

It's important to appreciate the connections between liberal education, entrepreneurship, and basic research. 

How Did Newton Go So Far Off Course?

How Did Newton Go So Far Off Course?

Ernest Davis reviews Newton and the Origin of Civilization, by Jed Z. Buchwald and Mordechai Feingold.

Corrections

Corrections

A few minor corrections regarding a recent article on the GRACE project, which appeared in the March 2013 issue.