Here is some interesting history behind a few “good-looking” curves and how they got their names! Cissoid Equation: The Cissoid is named so because of its resemblance to the shape of a Cissus plant. The Cissoid is a curve, defined as the set of points P that is the same distance from a fixed point…

# Category: Basic Mathematics

## Puzzle: Do the Dance!

Step 1: Finding Nemo Can you find the function that is given in the graph below? Posted Earlier! Step 2: Drawing Pictures with Functions Functions are fun. Let’s take step 1 to a new level. Imagine the smiley face. Can we, rewrite it into a couple of equations? For example, was plotted with equations, given…

## Storytelling to Introduce Applications of Laplace Transforms

“…and they couldn’t send the satellite up! Those big solar panels! Won’t fit in the rocket! If, in any way, they can pack it in the rocket – like we lazy souls pack our dresses when we go for a trip – and pull it out in the Outerspace and iron it back to the…

## The Pythagorean Triplet Problem

When there are too many numbers to crunch – we make computers do it! A problem you can solve with Brute Force Technique.

## Animation: X – (A ∪ B) = (X – A) ∩ (X – B)

Proof for X – (A U B) = (X – A) ∩ (X – B) using Venn Diagrams / Animation.

## Puzzle: Finding Real Roots of an Equation

How many ways can we solve a simple quadratic equation?