The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z: Klien Bottle

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Gaurish, of the For The Love Of Mathematics blog, takes me back into topology today. And it’s a challenging one, because what can I say about a shape this involved when I’m too lazy to draw pictures or include photographs most of the time? In 1958 Clifton Fadiman, an open public intellectual and panelist on […]

Reading the Comics, August 17, 2017: Professor Edition

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To close out last week’s mathematically-themed comic strips … eh. There’s only a couple of them. One has a professor-y type and another has Albert Einstein. That’s enough for my subject line. Joe Martin’s Mr Boffo for the 15th I’m not sure should be here. I think it’s a mathematics joke. That the professor’s shown […]

The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z: Jordan Canonical Form

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I made a mistake! I thought we had got to the end of the block of A To Z topics suggested by Gaurish, of the For The Love Of Mathematics blog. Not so and, indeed, I wonder if it wouldn’t be a viable writing strategy around here for me to just ask Gaurish to throw […]

Reading the Comics, August 15, 2017: Cake Edition

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It was again a week just busy enough that I’m comfortable splitting the Reading The Comments thread into two pieces. It’s also a week that made me think about cake. So, I’m happy with the way last week shaped up, as far as comic strips go. Other stuff could have used a lot of work […]

The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z: Integration

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One more mathematics term suggested by Gaurish for the A-To-Z today, and then I’ll move on to a couple of others. Today’s is a good one. Integration. Stand on the edge of a plot of land. Walk along its boundary. As you walk the edge pay attention. Note how far you walk before changing direction, […]

The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z: Height Function (elliptic curves)

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I am one letter closer to the end of Gaurish’s main block of requests. They’re all good ones, mind you. This gets me back into elliptic curves and Diophantine equations. I might be writing about the wrong thing. Height Function. My love’s father has a habit of asking us to rate our hobbies. This turned […]

Reading the Comics, August 12, 2017: August 10 and 12 Edition

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The other half of last week’s comic strips didn’t have any prominent pets in them. The six of them appeared on two days, though, so that’s as good as a particular theme. There’s also some π talk, but there’s enough of that I don’t want to overuse Pi Day as an edition name. Mark Anderson’s […]

The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z: Gaussian Primes

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Once more do I have Gaurish to thank for the day’s topic. (There’ll be two more chances this week, providing I keep my writing just enough ahead of deadline.) This one doesn’t touch category theory or topology. Gaussian Primes. I keep touching on group theory here. It’s a field that’s about what kinds of things […]

Reading the Comics, August 9, 2017: Pets Doing Mathematics Edition

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I had just enough comic strips to split this week’s mathematics comics review into two pieces. I like that. It feels so much to me like I have better readership when I have many days in a row with posting something, however slight. The A to Z is good for three days a week, and […]

The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z: Functor

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Gaurish gives me another topic for today. I’m now no longer sure whether Gaurish hopes me to become a topology blogger or a category theory blogger. I have the last laugh, though. I’ve wanted to get better-versed in both fields and there’s nothing like explaining something to learn about it. Functor. So, category theory. It’s […]