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Malaysian Society for Numerical Methods (MSNM)

“Calamus Binarii et Scientia“
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Malaysian Society for Numerical Methods (MSNM)
PPM-015-08-16112017

“Calamus Binarii et Scientia“


The emblem of the Society shall be as depicted in our Constitution. The pyramid represents both solid mechanics and the glory of engineering works. The half portion of the pyramid on the right with a symbol of buoy at the top represents hydro-static pressure which in turn represents fluid mechanics.

The meshes on the half-portion of the pyramid on the left represents finite element meshes which in turn represents numerical methods. There are twenty-three (23) quadrilateral elements in the mesh to represent the total number of council members which are depicted to be beneath a triangular mesh denoted to represent the president of the Society and hence depicting the support given by the council members to the president.

The inclined reed pen is to represent Calamus or Pen as the physical symbol of the Society and written on it is Calamus Binarii et Scientia, the motto of the society. The weave symbol beneath and far right of the pyramid and the penetration of the Pen at the center into the ground represent the foundations of the pyramid which in turn represents soil mechanics.

The radiation symbol at the top left represents sun light or satellite signal which in turn represents electromagnetic. The symbol of infinity on the left and pi on the right are to represent the theoretical and mathematical natures of the Society.

The numbers 3, 7 and 13 are prime numbers which are special class of numbers in mathematics. The numbers are arranged in a typical numbering system of finite element meshing. The numbers when add up would give another prime number that is 23 which is also the number of the council members.

The binary numbers beneath the pyramid on the left reed Pen and represents the computational nature of the Society and the heavily reliance of the Society on computer technologies in their activities. MSNM is the initial for the name of the society.