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# EPQ on Mathematics / Maths watch

1. Hey guys, I have just started EPQ and I want to do it related to Maths as that's what I want to study at uni. Anyone give me some ideas or topics that I can write about? xxx
2. What areas of maths do you find most interesting?
3. (Original post by Nuclear Ghost)
What areas of maths do you find most interesting?
Algebra and geometry
4. (Original post by nk1999)
Algebra and geometry
A nice combination of those would probably be something on fractals. You could ask something like, why are fractals important, or where do they appear in nature? If I were doing that, I'd build on the theory behind the fractal, and investigations into what fractals can show in the real world. If you have an interest in physics, you could extend that into theories of higher spacial dimensions, spanning four-dimensional regular polytopes and ideas of string theory.
5. (Original post by Nuclear Ghost)
A nice combination of those would probably be something on fractals. You could ask something like, why are fractals important, or where do they appear in nature? If I were doing that, I'd build on the theory behind the fractal, and investigations into what fractals can show in the real world. If you have an interest in physics, you could extend that into theories of higher spacial dimensions, spanning four-dimensional regular polytopes and ideas of string theory.
That's sound great! Thank you! Also, I came up with another question which was 'Is there such thing as a perfect circle?'

6. (Original post by nk1999)
That's sound great! Thank you! Also, I came up with another question which was 'Is there such thing as a perfect circle?'

I'm not sure exactly; that is a very abstract question. It could speak about how accurately we can determine that an object is curved, such as how fine it gets in the real world (i.e. regarding atomic and subatomic structures), but also how well pi can approximate the properties of a circle? If you have a certain focus on that question, it's an excellent choice, but there's a lot that can be interpreted from that question, so when phrasing your point of focus, be more specific.
7. (Original post by Nuclear Ghost)
I'm not sure exactly; that is a very abstract question. It could speak about how accurately we can determine that an object is curved, such as how fine it gets in the real world (i.e. regarding atomic and subatomic structures), but also how well pi can approximate the properties of a circle? If you have a certain focus on that question, it's an excellent choice, but there's a lot that can be interpreted from that question, so when phrasing your point of focus, be more specific.
Okay thank you
8. Have you considered doing one about the philosophy of mathematics ie what is a number/do numbers exist/ why can you not prove 1+1=2 (that being said this is a book)
on the other hand there's fractals. gotta love a fractal.

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