Principle of Least Action
What is the quickest route to go from A to B? Most often it is just a straight line. However, when you are on a terrain, with different elevation, relative to the sea level, the quickest route might not be a straight line anymore. The mathematics of variational calculus allows us to calculate this optimal path. It turns out that electrons and light also follow the most optimal path to go from A to B. This is called the principle of least action, which forms the foundation of modern physics.
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Looking Forward: Glasgow Science Festival
Glasgow Science Festival kicks off tomorrow (1 - 11 June 2023), with the theme "Glasgow's Looking Forward". We've had a browse through the programme, and picked out some of our favourite events.
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Stirling University Self-led Maths Trail
University of Stirling Campus All day Free
Take a self-guided walk around Stirling University campus and discover how there is mathematics in architecture, art and nature.