2017 top posts from the Naked Mathematician

By on 31/12/2017

In true end of the year style, here’s a countdown of the top 3 posts from the Naked Mathematician on tomrocksmaths.com in 2017…

In third place, the questions sent in and voted for by YOU! Thanks for sending in all of your fantastic questions this past year, and please do keep them coming – more videos are on the way for early 2018. There are currently 8 videos available on Tom’s YouTube channel answering a wide range of questions from ‘how long would it take for an object to sink to the bottom of the ocean?’ to ‘what is the best way to win at the board game Monopoly?’ You can watch all of the videos in one playlist here, or check out the top 3 by watching below.

3. What is the probability that I have the same PIN as someone else?

2. What are the most basic mathematical axioms?

1. What is the gamma function?

The 2nd most popular post is Equations Stripped! The video series that puts the naked in Naked Mathematician, as Tom strips back some of the most important equations in maths layer by layer. Seven equations have been stripped back so far, with more to come in 2018 – if you have a favourite equation that you’d like to see undressed be sure to get in touch. You can watch all 7 videos together here or check out the top 3 below.

3. Logarithms

2. Euler’s Identity

1. Navier-Stokes

Finally, the top post from the Naked Mathematician on tomrocksmaths.com in 2017 is… Maryam Mirzakhani – the first woman to win the Fields medal. After the untimely death of Maryam in July, Tom was asked by BBC news to explain her work and to discuss the legacy that she has left behind for young female mathematicians. She was an amazing woman and an inspiration to us all.

The Naked Mathematician will be back with more new material on 2018 so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime you can find all of Tom’s material on his website tomrocksmaths.com and you can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @tomrocksmaths.

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