I heart maths

Wolfram | Alpha is a very powerful computational search engine. While Google does feature the ability to do some calculations, Wolfram | Alpha takes this a whole new level including the ability to solve and plot equations.

For example, take this mathematical equation:

Equation

which you must enter into Wolfram | Alpha in this format:

x^2+(y-(x^2)^(1/3))^2 = 1

Wolfram | Alpha plots it like this:

This mathematical formula (x squared plus y minus the cube root of x squared squared equals one) plots the shape of a love heart
x squared plus y minus the cube root of x squared squared equals one

There’s something lovely about maths.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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