Reading the Comics, October 14, 2017: Physics Equations Edition

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So that busy Saturday I promised for the mathematically-themed comic strips? Here it is, along with a Friday that reached the lowest non-zero levels of activity. Stephan Pastis’s Pearls Before Swine for the 13th is one of those equations-of-everything jokes. Naturally it features a panel full of symbols that, to my eye, don’t parse. There … Continue reading "Reading the Comics, October 14, 2017: Physics Equations Edition"

Reading the Comics, October 12, 2017: Busy Saturday Soon Edition

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The week was looking ready to be one where I have my five paragraphs about how something shows off a word problem and that’s it. And then Comic Strip Master Command turned up the flow of comics for Saturday. So, here’s my five paragraphs about something being word problems and we’ll pick up the other … Continue reading "Reading the Comics, October 12, 2017: Busy Saturday Soon Edition"

The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z: What I Learned

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I’ve in the past done essays about what I’ve taken away from an A to Z project. Please indulge me with this. The big thing I learned from the Summer 2017 A To Z, besides that it would have been a little better started two weeks earlier? (I couldn’t have started it two weeks earlier. … Continue reading "The Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z: What I Learned"

Reading the Comics, October 7, 2017: Rerun Comics Edition

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The most interesting mathematically-themed comic strips from last week were also reruns. So be it; at least I have an excuse to show a 1931-vintage comic. Also, after discovering my old theme didn’t show the category of essay I was posting, I did literally minutes of search for a new theme that did. And that … Continue reading "Reading the Comics, October 7, 2017: Rerun Comics Edition"

Reading the Comics, October 4, 2017: Time-Honored Traditions Edition

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It was another busy week in mathematically-themed comic strips last week. Busy enough I’m comfortable rating some as too minor to include. So it’s another week where I post two of these Reading the Comics roundups, which is fine, as I’m still recuperating from the Summer 2017 A To Z project. This first half of … Continue reading "Reading the Comics, October 4, 2017: Time-Honored Traditions Edition"

Reading the Comics, September 29, 2017: Anthropomorphic Mathematics Edition

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The rest of last week had more mathematically-themed comic strips than Sunday alone did. As sometimes happens, I noticed an objectively unimportant detail in one of the comics and got to thinking about it. Whether I could solve the equation as posted, or whether at least part of it made sense as a mathematics problem. … Continue reading "Reading the Comics, September 29, 2017: Anthropomorphic Mathematics Edition"