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Simple math shows how widespread vaccination can disrupt the exponential spread of disease and prevent epidemics.
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How Math (and Vaccines) Keep You Safe From the Flu

Simple math shows how widespread vaccination can disrupt the exponential spread of disease and prevent epidemics.

Triangles fit effortlessly together, as do squares. When it comes to pentagons, what gives?
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The (Math) Problem With Pentagons

Triangles fit effortlessly together, as do squares. When it comes to pentagons, what gives?

Simple math can help scheming politicians manipulate district maps and cruise to victory. But it can also help identify and fix the problem.
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The Math Behind Gerrymandering and Wasted Votes

Simple math can help scheming politicians manipulate district maps and cruise to victory. But it can also help identify and fix the problem.

To begin to understand what mathematicians and physicists see in the abstract structures of symmetries, let’s start with a familiar shape.
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Symmetry, Algebra and the Monster

To begin to understand what mathematicians and physicists see in the abstract structures of symmetries, let’s start with a familiar shape.