Monthly Archives: December 2008


A famous equation: $$\nabla\times\mathbf{E}=-\frac{\partial\mathbf{B}}{\partial{t}}$$ Imagine that—mathematics on the Web! Double-click for the LaTeX source. There’s more info in the tiny box you ought to find in the lower right hand corner of your browser window. I’ll have more to say … Continue reading

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A friend pointed me to Zimaths, a magazine for high school mathematics students, published in Zimbabwe in happier times. (The last issue available online is from 2005. The next-to-the-last issue has a helpful tutorial on inflation, which was then running … Continue reading

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It’s the custom among mathematicians that when you reach age 60, you’re put on an ice floe with a day’s supply of walrus meat and set adrift. But I’m not a mathematician. Computer scientists get a few years’ grace. Because … Continue reading

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