c_eagle suggested it might be useful to include summaries of my mathematics blog entries, so people can find they exist and all that. I've normally included them as a PS written the day or two after publication, which isn't so prominent as the weekly note given for humor entries. So, what the heck. Here's some of the mathematics blog entries posted in recent weeks. After this, I should go into recounting the story of Morphicon 2014.
- What Is True Almost Everywhere? --- a discussion of the concept of ``almost everywhere'', a neat footnote to more advanced mathematical proofs.
- Some Facts For The Day --- pointing out a potentially interesting Twitter feed about units of measurement.
- Reading the Comics, April 27, 2014: The Poetry of Calculus Edition --- a collection of mathematics-themed comic books that let me learn how many different books were titled Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus.
- What Do I Need To Pass This Class? --- reblogging my own entry about how to figure out what you need to get the grade you want.
- What Do I Need To Get An A In This Class? --- reblogging the tables that work out for you what you need to get the grade you want.
- The Math Blog Statistics, April 2014 --- just tracking how well my readership's been doing over there.
- Underground Maps, And Making Your Own --- linking to a putatively educational tool that's just about drawing maps.
- Reading the Comics, May 4, 2014: Summing the Series Edition --- more mathematics comics, including one that gives me excuse to pull out the Von Neumann joke about ``what trick? All I did was sum the infinite series''.
- The ideal gas equation --- reblogging an interesting writer's bit about the derivation of the famous PV = nRT.
- Where Does A Plane Touch A Sphere? --- inspired by my dear bride who was thinking about tangent planes one time.
Trivia: Euler squares --- a superimposition of two Latin squares (where each row and column is a permutation of the same elements), in which no pair of symbols is repeated --- exist for square matrices of all sizes except two-by-two and six-by-six, as proven by Bose, Shrirkhande, and Parker in 1959. Source: Mathematics: From The Birth Of Numbers, Jan Gullberg.
Currently Reading: The Golem And The Jinni, Helene Wecker.