This Is What Happens When Mathematics Goes Wrong


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Have you heard of Matthew Parker? He is a recreational mathematics author in Australia that has been popularizing mathematics via his amazing videos. He is a YouTube celebrity and also serves as the Public Engagement in Mathematics Fellow at the Queen Mary University of London.

As a former mathematics teacher, Parker has a unique and exciting way of communicating when it comes to the intricate and mesmerizing wonders of the world of mathematics. In today’s featured video, he explains what happens when mathematics go wrong.

The video’s description reads, ‘Most of the time, the maths in our everyday lives works quietly behind the scenes until someone forgets to carry a ‘1’ and a bridge collapses or a plane drops out of the sky.’ This inspiring and funny talk is courtesy of The Royal Institution.

According to the YouTube channel’s about section, ‘The Royal Institution is a 200-year-old independent charity based in London dedicated to connecting people with the world of science through events, education, and the CHRISTMAS LECTURES.’

Matthew Parker Explains What Happens When Mathematics Go Wrong!

The talk is not to be missed by anyone who has ever questioned if such a complex field can go wrong at times. As a team of engineers, we can attest to the fact that the outcome of mathematics going wrong can be quite severe and lethal. That is why most of the engineers would check, double-check, and triple-check their mathematics’ calculations before moving forward!

Check out the video below and let us know what you think of it. If you are not following Matthew Parker on YouTube already, we strongly suggest that you do and check out his YouTube videos. You won’t regret it, that much we can promise you!

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