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Category Archives: Math in the Real World
Mathematics of Ocean Waves and Surfing
Copyright Image Purchased by Passy’s World from Dreamstime.com In this lesson we look at some of the Mathematics associated with Surfing. We cover the Mathematics of Ocean Waves, as well as the physics associated with catching and riding a surfable … Continue reading
Posted in Math in the Real World, Ocean Mathematics
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Wave Power Mathematics
Image Source: http://resources2.news.com.au According to The World Energy Council, our planet currently uses approximately 15 trillion kWh of Electricity per year, representing just 0.02% of the energy contained throughout the world’s oceans. Much of this electricity is generated by coal … Continue reading
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Rocket Science and Cars
Image Source: http://image.popularhotrodding.com This lesson is a quick look at Rocket Science and Cars. It is all about Acceleration. A normal car engine provides steady straight line acceleration for the car to overtake other vehicles. There is a particular steepness … Continue reading
Similar Triangles Applications
Image Source: http://www.howitworksdaily.com A powerful Zoom lens for a 35mm camera can be very expensive, because it actually contains a number of highly precise glass lenses, which need to be moved by a tiny motor into very exact positions as … Continue reading
Posted in Geometry, Math in the Real World, Triangles
Tagged bow tie similar triangles, bow tie triangles, camera mathematics, finding height of tall buildings, finding height using mirrors, finding height using proprtion, finding height using shadows, finding height using triangles, geometric ratios, Geometry, how to work out river width with triangles, lens geometry, ratios, real life triangles, river width similar triangles, river width triangles, similar trianges in the real world, similar triangles, similar triangles applications, solving ratios, solving triangle ratios, triangles, what are similar triangles used for
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Geometry in the Animal Kingdom
Image Source: http://scienceblogs.com The above photo is of the South African “Weaver Bird”. Weaver Birds are small bright colored yellow birds, which Passy saw first hand while taking a crocodiles tour at St Lucia. As their name suggests, they create … Continue reading
Posted in Geometry, Math in the Real World
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