Magic, Mystery and Mathematics in the Mundane

Magic, Mystery and Mathematics in the Mundane

Jan 2021

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations.
Dr. Mahadevan shares his extraordinary gift for revealing the underlying mathematics of familiar objects, systems and processes in Nature. No need to be a mathematician to appreciate the properties of what seems ordinary when Dr. Mahadevan demonstrates how to look and think in a whole new way.

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Related Publications

Probability, geometry and dynamics in the toss of a thick coin. E-H. Yong, L. Mahadevan,   American Journal of Physics  79(12):1195-1201, 2011. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Probability, physics, and the coin toss
L. Mahadevan and E-H. Yong,  Physics Today  July 2011 66-67.  [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Fluid-flow induced flutter of a flag M. Argentina and L. Mahadevan,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 102, 1829-34, 2005. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Geometry and physics of wrinkling,  Cerda, E. and L. Mahadevan,  Physical Review Letters , 90 (7) 074302, 2003 (Physical Review Focus Article). [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Hydrodynamics of writing with ink
J. Kim, M-W. Moon, K-R. Lee, L. Mahadevan, and H-Y. Kim, Physical Review Letters,  107, 264502, 2011.  [View PDF] [Download PDF]