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Number Theory

Mathematician claims to have proved the 'abc conjecture'

This summer, the international mathematical community was abuzz with rumours that a proof of the famous "abc conjecture", a key problem in number theory, had been found.

Monday, 24 September, 2012, 10:21am

A visit to the EcoPark

Mrs Shum is a science and English teacher at Park Valley Secondary School. She is thinking about taking a group of students to the EcoPark in Tuen Mun, a new education facility that aims to inform the public about waste disposal in Hong Kong. Mrs Shum calls the information officer to discuss the visit. Listen to the conversation and then answer the questions.

4 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart Profile Books HK$135

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In pursuit of harmony

The importance of a harmonious working environment should not be underestimated. If colleagues are hostile towards each other, energy levels and productivity will be affected.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Is your back to the wall?

If your back's to the wall, you may not necessarily be in a difficult situation. That's, of course, according to fung shui. If your back is literally facing a wall, it's like having 'mountain' behind you that will give you protection.

20 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

The Housekeeper and the Professor

The Housekeeper and the Professor

by Yoko Ogawa

Picador

HK$112

21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

The Last Theorem

The Last Theorem

by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederick Pohl

Harper, HK$104

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am