In a previous article (Parabola, Volume 32 Number 2), the swing and reverse swing of a cricket ball was discussed.
You have probably all heard the expression “How long is a piece of string?”. It’s usually offered in rhetorical response to a question that has no sensible answer.
Once again we bring you two articles which illustrate how wide Mathematics is. The first (from our prolific writer Peter Brown) deals with the fascinating oddity of magic squares (and some of the history of Mathematics), while the second article (by Bill McKee) deals with the very practical area of waves.