Reading the Comics, April 14, 2018: Friday the 13th Edition?

And now I can close out last week’s mathematically-themed comic strips. There was a bunch toward the end of the week. And I’m surprised that none of the several comics to appear on Friday the 13th had anything to do with the calendar. Or at least not enough for me to talk about them. Julie … Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 14, 2018: Friday the 13th Edition?"

Reading the Comics, April 11, 2018: Obscure Mathematical Terms Edition

I’d like to open today’s installment with a trifle from Thomas K Dye. He’s a friend, and the cartoonist behind the long-running web comic Newshounds, its new spinoff Infinity Refugees, and some other projects. Q: Have you read the story of Solidus and Virgule?A: Nah, I'm not into slash fiction. — Thomas K. Dye (@newshoundscomic) … Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 11, 2018: Obscure Mathematical Terms Edition"

Someone Else’s Homework: Some More Thoughts

I wanted to get back to my friend’s homework problem. And a question my friend had about the question. It’s a question I figure is good for another essay. But I also had second thoughts about the answer I gave. Not that it’s wrong, but that it could be better. Also that I’m not doing … Continue reading "Someone Else’s Homework: Some More Thoughts"

Someone Else’s Homework: A Solution

I have a friend who’s been taking mathematical logic. While talking over the past week’s work they mentioned a problem that had stumped them. But they’d figured it out — at least the critical part — about a half-hour after turning it in. And I had fun going over it. Since the assignment’s already turned … Continue reading "Someone Else’s Homework: A Solution"

Reading the Comics, April 2018: Another Normal Week Edition

And for another week running the pace of mathematically-themed comic strips has been near normal. There’s nowhere near enough to split the essay into two pieces, which is fine. There is some more work involved in including images for all the strips I discuss and this pace better fits the time I could make for … Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 2018: Another Normal Week Edition"