Newly-appointed Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos (R) and outgoing Yannis Varoufakis embrace at the Finance Ministry after a handover ceremony in Athens, Greece. Greece’s top negotiator in aid talks with creditors, Euclid Tsakalotos, sworn in as finance minister on Monday after the resignation of Yanis Varoufakis.
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June 28 – 179
Rhino 5.0. In geometry, when the angles opposite the equal sides of an isosceles triangle are themselves equal, the figure is known as the pons asinorum, (Latin for “bridge of donkeys”!) This statement, Proposition 5 of Book 1 in Euclid’s Elements, and is also known as the isosceles triangle theorem. 29 more words
A musing on the relationship between math and music, in photographic form. The normal interpretation of this comparison would be about the evidence of pattern and form, and the linguistic nature of music, but I’m going to take a different tack this time: the instrument itself, as interpreted with geometry. 199 more words
One theorem, the Division Algorithm, acts as the foundation stone upon which our whole development of Number Theory rests. The result is familiar to most of us; roughly, it asserts that an integer a can be “divided” by a positive integer b in such a way that the remainder is smaller than b. 112 more words
A 21-year-old man credits the power of prayer for saving his life after he is robbed at gunpoint while walking home from a bus stop after work. 251 more words