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Mathematics Seminar today in Cook

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its October Mathematics Seminar today from 3-4 p.m. in 103 Cook. 142 more words

EDI in Mathematics

I’m a gay mathematician. My journey, including the challenges I’ve faced and how I’m overcoming them, is outlined in an earlier blog. I’m joining a… 1,156 more words


How fast is that?

One of my little pleasures is going to harness races and watching these magnificent beasts in action.  I prefer Harness racing to Thoroughbred racing since it’s easier to figure out what’s happening.  525 more words


Curious Number Patterns #4: An Italian Language Curiosity & Cyclic Numbers

Curiosità Numerica

The Italian word for 6 (sei) contains 3 letters.

The Italian word for 8 (otto) contains 4 letters.

The Italian word for… 14 more words


Mathematics, rejuvenation, and immortality walk into a bar...

If a fully rejuvenated person was hit by a train at full speed, I can promise you they would stand the same pathetically low chances of ever being reassembled into a single, barely functional piece as any non-rejuvenated person of any age. 3,473 more words


A Problem

Well, the mathematical community doesn’t seem to have a problem with this, but I do. Here it is:

0! = 1! = 1

(For those readers who aren’t mathematically-inclined, the… 51 more words


Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) and the Re-Discovery of the Atom in Western Science


Although the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus (460-370 BCE), and his famous student Epicurus (341-270 BCE), speculated that ‘atoms’ existed beneath the surface of conventional reality (which could not be seen with the naked eye), this did not mean that following the ‘Renaissance’ in Europe (and the re-discovery of ancient Greek logic and reason), all Greek ideas were automatically accepted without question. 274 more words

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