When you think of Hollywood you might not think of maths, but maths can help us to create some pretty neat special effects. If you’ve ever wanted to fake your own moon landing, or film giants, then this is the post for you.
Is it possible to accidentally solve the wrong mathematical problem?
Using computers to solve mathematical problems approximately is something that happens everyday. Our weather forecasters, the people who design our buildings and even your calculator all use clever computer programs to find approximate answers to difficult mathematical problems.
But does it always work?