Origins Of The Meter
Mathematics / History
The origins of the meter go back to at least the 18th century. At that time, there were two competing approaches to the definition of a standard unit of length. Some suggested defining the meter as th continue reading this fact

What Are Squares And Square Roots?
Mathematics / Algebra
The mathematical term 'square' comes from the twodimensional shape of the same name. A square shape has the two dimensions of length and width, both exactly the same and at angles of 90 to each other continue reading this fact

Perfect Numbers
Mathematics / Number Theory
Some numbers are more special than others. According to Pythagoras (569 BC  475 BC) and Euclid (325 BC  265 BC), some are so special that they called them mystical or perfect numbers. The first per continue reading this fact
