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More help with math and science problems in Search

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Whether you're delving into a math textbook or turning to Search to get more context on a complicated physics problem, it can sometimes be hard to describe exactly what you're looking for. Take that intricate biology concept or pesky geometry problem, for example. With new features across Search and Lens, you can now visualize STEM-related concepts and figure out which equation to use by browsing for them in a more natural and intuitive way.

Get help with math, physics and geometry

It can feel frustrating when you are trying to solve a math problem and aren’t quite sure what the next step should be. Now, when you look up the problem on Search, you will be able to get even more help on subjects like trigonometry and calculus. Simply type your equation or integral into the Search bar, or take a picture with Lens, to see a step-by-step explanation and solution. You can also type "math solver" to give the experience a try on desktop and coming soon, on mobile.

Screen recording of someone taking a picture of an integral math problem using Lens and getting step-by-by step results on how to solve the problem.

With advancements in our large language models, you are now able to also get help with word problems, starting with many fundamental topics from high-school physics. This experience helps you identify the known and unknown values and understand which formulas to use and when.

Beyond calculus and physics problems, seeking geometry help on Search presents a unique challenge, because these problems are often harder to describe with words alone. Say you are tasked with finding the area of a triangle, and all you are given is a diagram of the triangle as well as measurements of two of the sides. Without being able to take a picture of the problem, it’s hard to put into words what you need help with. Now, instead of trying to come up with a written query that describes your visual problem, you can use Lens on certain triangle problems, to interpret both the visual and the text components of the problem, and generate a step-by-step explanation of how to solve it.

Video recording of someone taking a picture of a geometry problem using Lens and getting step-by-by step results on how to solve the problem.

Visually explore STEM concepts on Search

Developing a deep visual understanding of STEM-related topics is a key part of mastering the subject as a whole and may even spark your curiosity to want to learn more about similar topics . For example, you might have a general understanding of mitochondria but aren’t quite able to picture the inner folds that create the cristae or the matrix within the inner membrane. With 3D models on Search you will be able to explore interactive diagrams containing definitions and overviews for almost 1,000 biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and related topics.

Screen recording of someone exploring an interactive 3D diagram of a mitochondria on the Search results page. They are rotating, zooming in and clicking through the various components.

With these new and improved features, we hope that people are able to continue to feed their curiosity and learn a few new things along the way.

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