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Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani: ‘the human brain is not designed for maths’

25 Aug 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

The flamboyant mathematician, whose semi-autobiographical book is published this week, reveals his pet dinosaur, teaching methods and mysterious love of spiders Professor Cédric Villani, 41, is a French mathematician who focuses chiefly on the theory of partial differential equations and mathematical physics. After winning the Fermat and Henri Poincaré prizes in 2009, he was awarded • Read More »

How a Mathematician Turned an Obscure Number Into a Scary Story

25 Aug 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

For the most part, numbers are simply cold indicators, unable of expressing menace or guile, but then there’s Belphegor’s Prime, a supposedly sinister numeric palindrome that has a NUMBER of odd qualities. Or at least that’s what one mathematic trickster would have you believe. The number known as Belphegor’s Prime is exactly, 1,000,000,000,000,066,600,000,000,000,001. For those • Read More »

A Social Network for Mathematicians!

20 Aug 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

ABOUT MATHPUBS MathPubs.com seeks to make the world’s scientific research easy to locate, access, and collaborate on. Our world is changing quickly and the amount of information available is growing immeasurably. In particular, the amount scientific and medical related data is tremendous. Our goal is to bring as much of this information together in one • Read More »

Some Mathematical Tweets To Read — nebusresearch

17 Aug 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

Can’t deny that I will sometimes stockpile links of mathematics stuff to talk about. Sometimes I even remember to post it. Sometimes it’s a tweet like this, which apparently I’ve been carrying around since April: Shepherds in the Lake District once had their own number system for counting sheep… (fr. ‘Lakeland Words’, 1898) pic.twitter.com/3EnzNv7pvQ — […] • Read More »

Do You Blog About Math? — DeniseGaskins.com

15 Aug 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

[Image by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.] It’s carnival time again. Activities, games, lessons, hands-on fun — if you’ve written a blog post about math, we’d love to have you join our Math Teachers at Play (MTaP) math education blog carnival. Posts must be relevant to students or teachers of school-level mathematics […] • Read More »

Differentiable Manifold — Singapore Maths Tuition

15 Aug 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

Differentiable manifold An -dimensional (differentiable) manifold is a Hausdorff topological space with a countable (topological) basis, together with a maximal differentiable atlas. This atlas consists of a family of charts where the domains of the charts, , form an open cover of , the are open in , the charts (local coordinates) are homeomorphisms, and […] • Read More »

Implicit Function Theorem — Singapore Maths Tuition

15 Aug 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

The implicit function theorem is a strong theorem that allows us to express a variable as a function of another variable. For instance, if , can we make the subject, i.e. write as a function of ? The implicit function theorem allows us to answer such questions, though like most Pure Math theorems, it only […] • Read More »

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6 Aug 2016 | By Diranlou | 1 Comment | Filed in: Journal.

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