It's been another busy week on my mathematics blog. These A-To-Z projects really boost your post count. Among the stuff that's run there since last Sunday:
- The Set Tour, Part 13: Continuity, the kinds of function everybody loves best.
- A Leap Day 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Dedekind Domain, one of my most challenging pieces! Because you try explaining what a Dedekind Domain (or Dedekind Ring) is to non-mathematicians if you dare.
- Only Fractions, mentioning something from an obscure Studio Ghibli film.
- A Leap Day 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Energy (spoiler: there'll be more `energy'-related entries later on.)
- Reading the Comics, March 9, 2016: Mathematics Recreation Edition because I haven't stopped reading comic strips at all.
- A Leap Day 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Fractions (Continued) talking about one of those fields of mathematics people really don't talk about anymore.
- Calculus For Breakfast, a headsup I posted at about 3 pm my time.
- Terrible And Less-Terrible Things with Pi in which I participate in Pi Day by pointing out I already did that last year.
And now we say farewell to Cedar Point's Halloweekends with pictures from the last bits of Sunday:
From Cedar Point's Town Hall Museum, here's some of the carousel animals which used to be on the Frontier Carousel. The Frontier Carousel was sent to Dorney Park back in the 90s, when their antique carousel burned down, but Cedar Point kept some of the most prized animals on it. Can you spot the cursed horse which can't be photographed clearly?
One of the two remaining antique-car rides, as photographed from the pedestrian bridge leading to it. We almost never ride this one but after the shocking loss of one of the rides to ValRavn construction we didn't want to miss it.
Pretty sure that the Millennium Force roller coaster isn't on fire but should we maybe send someone to check?
Return station of Millennium Force in the evening glow. The launch station is a bit farther on to the right. And off-screen to the right would be animatronic dinosaurs.
Panorama of Cedar Point as seen from the Marina-side restaurant we went to after the park closed. Blue Streak's the blue-white arch over the building in front. Top Thrill Dragster is the pointy spike on the far left. The Ferris Wheel is the loop on the right behind Blue Streak.
Trivia: The commissariat which the Soviet Union set up for Church affairs during the Second World War was popularly nicknamed ``Narkombog'', the People's Commissar for God. Source: Why The Allies Won, Richard Overy. (Which is funny, although what else are you going to name it?)
Currently Reading: The Big Oyster: History of the Half Shell, Mark Kurlansky.