# Page-4 of Mathematics Current Affairs, GK & News

# The 2018 Pi Day is observed on 14 March

The Pi Day is observed every year on March 14 (3/14) across the world. It is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant ? (pi). Pi represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It’s an important part of the foundation of mathematics, most importantly geometry, where pi is key to equations calculating ..

**Topics:** Area • Area of a circle • Circles • Circumference • Euler's identity • Fields of mathematics • Mathematical analysis • Mathematical constant • Mathematics • Pi • Pi Day • Sine

# 2017 National Mathematics Day (NMD)

The National Mathematics Day (NMD) is celebrated every year in India on December 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of great mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and to recognize his contribution to mathematics. It was in 2012 that then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh declared December 22 as National Mathematics Day. In 1917, Ramanujan was elected ..

**Topics:** Fellows of the Royal Society • Fields of mathematics • Indian mathematics • Mathematicians • Mathematics • National Mathematics Day • National Mathematics Year • Number theorists • Ramanujan • Science and technology in India • Srinivasa Ramanujan

The analysis is a mathematical branch, which involves the study of continuous changes and includes the theories of integration, differentiation, limits, analytical functions, infinite series etc. It is a study of continuous functions of real and complex values. Moreover, it also describes the discipline which comprises calculus and form of abstract logic theory. The analysis ..

**Topics:** Integrals • Mathematics • Real analysis

# What are Actuaries?

An Actuary is a person who has expertise in the fields of economics, statistics and mathematics and helps in assessing risks and estimation of premiums for insurance firms. Advanced techniques, statistical and analytical skills are needed for evaluating risks and returns related to every proposal. They have a vital role in the operations and profitability ..

**Topics:** Insurance • Mathematics • Premium • Risk assessment • Statistics

# French mathematician Yves Meyer wins 2017 Abel Prize

French mathematician Yves Meyer has won the prestigious 2017 Abel Prize for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets (small waves or ripples). His theory is used for applications ranging from image compression to the detection of gravitational waves from the merging of black holes. It also allowed scientists to ..

**Month:** Current Affairs - March, 2017

**Category:** Awards, Persons & Places in News

**Topics:** Abel Prize • Awards • France • International • Mathematics • Netherlands • Persons in News • Yves Meyer