Mathematics

  • Mathematical model coming up to forewarn of floods, landslides September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A year after the devastating deluge in Uttarakhand, Central Water Commission (CWC) is developing mathematical models to "quickly" assess the extent of damage landslides may cause in the Himalayan states of the country. These models would come in handy to forewarn residents of localities which fall in the vicinity...
  • Indian-origin academician Manjul Bhargava wins 'Nobel Prize of Maths' August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indian-origin academicians have won prestigious global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal, known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics". Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union...
  • 2 Indian-origin academicians win maths global prize August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indian-origin academicians have won global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal - known as the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics'. Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal, while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union,...
  • Over 10,000 Bihar teachers fail Class V Mathematics, Hindi test November 27, 2013

    More than 10,000 contractual school teachers in Bihar have failed a competency test, officials said on Tuesday. The test was held last month to review the teachers' ability to teach. "A total of 24 per cent teachers have failed the competency test. Out of 43,447 applicants who took the test, 32,833 teachers...
  • Bihar: 10,000 teachers fail Class 5 English, Mathematics competency test November 27, 2013

    More than 10,000 contractual school teachers in Bihar have failed a competency test, officials said on Tuesday. The test was held in last month to review the teachers' ability to teach. "A total of 24 per cent teachers have failed the competency test. Out of 43,447 applicants who took the test, 32,833...
  • Give thrust to problem solving in higher education: Murthy November 12, 2013

    Infosys co-founder and Executive Chairman NR Narayana Murthy, on Tuesday, said higher education and research in the country has to give more thrust towards solving problems. "I'm very positive about the trend of scientific research in India; ....a thrust has to given by higher education and scientific research in the country...
  • News briefs: Patna boy wins silver at International Mathematics Olympiad August 2, 2013

    City boy, Shubham Sinha, 17, bagged a silver medal at the 54th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) held at Santa Marta, Colombia. Subham won the medal after competing with participants from 97 countries. He was also felicitated by few eminent Indian mathematicians, National Board of Higher Mathematics and Department of Atomic Energy,...
  • Solve this math problem to win a million dollars June 5, 2013

    Washington,: Want to be a millionaire? Try solving this tricky math problem. A billionaire Dallas banker will shell out $1 million to anyone who can solve a mathematical problem that has baffled geniuses for years. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) in Rhode Island has announced that the prize for the solution...
  • Mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi dies at 83 April 22, 2013

    Bangalore: Mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi, nicknamed as "human computer" for her ability to make complex mental calculations, died at a hospital here on Sunday following respiratory problems. She was 80. "She passed away at Bangalore Hospital," Shakuntala Devi Educational Foundation Public Trust Trustee DC Shivadev told reporters. Doctors declared her...
  • Common question format for maths, science in class XI March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A common question format for mathematics and science will be introduced in class XI from the coming 2013-14 academic session to bridge the gap among different boards. This means that the boards can fix a specific number of objective type, analytical or subjective type questions, though the content...
  • CBSE 10th Board mathematics exam paper 2013 solutions March 6, 2013

    These are the solutions to the questions in the mathematics examination paper which CBSE Xth Board examinees had to solve in 2013. Students are advised to try to solve the questions themselves before consulting the solutions. The solutions have been answered by the http://www.topperlearning.com/ faculty. ...
  • CBSE 10th Board mathematics exam paper 2013 March 6, 2013

    This is the mathematics examination paper which CBSE 10th Board examinees had to solve in 2013. Students are advised to try to solve the questions themselves before consulting the solutions. The solutions have been answered by the http://www.topperlearning.com/ faculty. Click here for the solutions....
  • Math wizard is youngest to win Infosys Award in 2012 January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The youngest person to win Infosys Prize for Mathematical Sciences for 2012 is a mathematics wizard Dr Manjul Bhargava. While many fear mathematics, Dr Bhargava came up with a mathematical formula at a mere age of eight. For the 38-year-old Dr Bhargava, mathematics is present everywhere, even in music...
  • Students from India on top for studying in US: Report October 10, 2012

    Washington: Students from India have out-numbered their Chinese counterparts in US by a decent margin when it comes to pursuing master's degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, an official report for the year 2009 has revealed. According to the figures tabulated by the Department of Homeland Security...
  • Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Mathematics July 4, 2012

    Paper I Section A Linear Algebra Vector, space, linear dependence and independence, subspaces, bases, dimensions. Finite dimensional vector spaces. Matrices, Cayley-Hamiliton theorem, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, matrix of linear transformation, row and column reduction, Echelon form, equivalence, congruence and similarity, reduction to canonical form, rank, orthogonal, symmetrical, skew symmetrical, unitary, hermitian, skew-hermitian forms–their eigenvalues. Orthogonal...
  • Presidential poll: The uncertainty of the arithmetic June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: As SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and TMC head Mamata Banerjee threw new names on Wednesday evening in the race for India's next President, the calculations of the various political formations have gone in a tizzy. Neither the UPA nor the NDA have the numbers to elect the...
  • Head injury turns college dropout into a genius! April 29, 2012

    Washington: In an incident which appears be a perfect plot for any reality-based fiction work, an American college dropout after being brutally attacked by a group of street robbers has turned a mathematics genius. It happened after 41-year-old Jason Padgett's brain was damaged in a brutal attack by muggers. He was...
  • PM declares 2012 as 'National Mathematical Year' December 26, 2011

    Chennai: Declaring 2012 as the 'National Mathematical year' as a tribute to maths wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday voiced concern over the "badly inadequate" number of competent mathematicians in the country. He also said that the perception that pursuit of mathematics does not lead to attractive...
  • NZ to use mathematical formula to select teams November 24, 2011

    Wellington: New Zealand cricket director John Buchanan reportedly plans to implement a system in which future national teams are chosen according to a mathematical formula rather than on selectors' hunches. Selection manager Kim Littlejohn has confirmed that the selection of New Zealand teams from junior ages to Test level would be...
  • Ancient tablets 'reveal Babylonian maths skill' December 19, 2010

    New York: Highly sophisticated mathematical practice flourished in Babylonia some 1,000 years before the time of Greek sages Thales and Pythagoras with whom mathematics is said to have begun, an exhibition has revealed. The exhibition of 13 ancient Babylonian tablets, titled 'Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics', opened at...
  • DPS boy tops CBSE results with 98 pc in Delhi May 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Public School (DPS) student Subhashish Bhadra scored 98 per cent in his Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 exams to top the Delhi region. "I didn't expect to top the region. I was expecting something around 95 per cent. Yes, I am excited and...
  • Class IX: Download Science, Maths question papers, get answers, too! April 10, 2009

    Download these question papers, answer all questions and cross-check your answers with the correct ones featured right here on the site. Good luck! ...
  • Oxford prof invents formula to calculate love March 26, 2009

    London: Couples wondering if true love will last need not visit astrologers, for a mathematical model by a top Oxford don may provide the answer. A team led by Professor James Murray, a maths expert at Oxford University, have perfected a model whereby they can calculate whether the relationship will succeed...
  • View Chat: Clearing Class XII Maths doubts March 19, 2009

    Your Maths board exam is scheduled for March 21 and Topper gurus and Maths whizzes Prateeksha Joshi and Neha Agarwal come to the rescue! If you have any last-minute doubts, fret not. Post your questions now. Our Maths Topper gurus will clear your doubts. ...
  • CBSE to make amends over 'wrong' question March 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has admitted to a printing error in a mathematics question set by it for the Class X board examination and said students who attempted it would not unnecessarily lose marks. "There was a problem in this particular question. Consideration will be given...
  • Error in CBSE Maths paper, no worry for students March 15, 2009

    New Delhi: A question worth three marks in the maths paper for the students of Class X had them in a fix. Students and teachers declared a geometry question unsolvable. It was a Math problem that threw Class X student Ankana off tangent. Lakhs like her wrote the CBSE Mathematics...
  • View Chat: Clearing Class X, Maths doubts March 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Your Maths board exam is coming up soon. Topper gurus and Maths whizzes Prateeksha Joshi and Neha Agarwal came to the rescue for all last-minute doubts. Take a look at some Maths queries people wanted clarified. ...
  • Exams Help: Beat Maths-o-phobia, score full marks! August 8, 2014

    For some students, Mathematics is the most dreaded subject while others consider it to be the best...because you can score full marks in this subject! Well retired supervisor of Science (and a Maths teacher for over 30 years) Antonio Diniz has some advice for you: First get your basics, right. He also...
  • 45% of fifth graders can't even add, subtract: Report May 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The government now wants two out of three teachers recruited to be from mathematics and science streams. A NCERT report earlier this year on the state of education showed that 45 per cent of fifth grade students cannot perform simple numerical operations like addition and subtraction. It also...
  • Ditch the calculators kids: Teachers tell students February 1, 2008

    Roughly half of all children in class five cannot do basic addition. An NCERT survey findings on subtractions and fractions are even more worrying. ...