cut-the-knot

cut-the-knot

cut-the-knot est un site Web de vulgarisation mathématique en anglais, gratuit (financé par encarts publicitaires), géré par Alexander Bogomolny. Il a reçu plus de vingt distinctions[1] de la part d'éditeurs scientifiques ou pédagogiques, dont un prix Web du Scientific American en 2003[2], le prix du guide internet de l'Encyclopædia Britannica[1] et le prix Netwatch (« veille du net ») de la revue Science[1]. Son nom (littéralement : « couper-le-nœud ») fait allusion à la légende selon laquelle Alexandre le Grand résolut le problème du nœud gordien en le tranchant.

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