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Reading the Comics, July 29, 2015: Not Entirely Reruns Edition

Zach Weinersmith’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (July 25) gets its scheduled appearance here with a properly formed Venn Diagram joke. I’m unqualified to speak for rap musicians. 1,068 more words

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A Summer 2015 Mathematics A to Z Roundup

Since I’ve run out of letters there’s little dignified to do except end the Summer 2015 Mathematics A to Z. I’m still organizing my thoughts about the experience. 57 more words

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A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: z-transform

z-transform.

The z-transform comes to us from signal processing. The signal we take to be a sequence of numbers, all representing something sampled at uniformly spaced times. 855 more words

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A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: well-posed problem

Well-Posed Problem.

This is another mathematical term almost explained by what the words mean in English. Probably you’d guess a well-posed problem to be a question whose answer you can successfully find. 587 more words

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A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: step

Step.

On occasion a friend or relative who’s got schoolkids asks me how horrified I am by some bit of Common Core mathematics. This is a good chance for me to disappoint the friend or relative. 1,154 more words

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Reading the Comics, July 4, 2015: Symbolic Curiosities Edition

Comic Strip Master Command was pretty kind to me this week, and didn’t overload me with too many comics when my computer problems were the most time-demanding. 1,033 more words

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A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: locus

Locus.

A locus is a collection of points that all satisfy some property. For example, the locus of points that are all equally distant from some center point is a circle. 172 more words

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