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Mathematics

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010. Simple Math Yields Intricate Visual Patterns. Polynomials, the meat and potatoes of high-school algebra, are foundational to many aspects of quantitative science. But it would take a particularly enthusiastic math teacher to think of these trusty workhorses as beautiful. As with so many phenomena, however, what is simple and straightforward in a single serving becomes intricately detailed—beautiful, even—in the collective. Posted by Laurel, Christine, Caeli, Sunny Rose.

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The Beauty of Roots | Azimuth

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The Beauty of Roots. I feel like talking about some pure math, just for fun on a Sunday afternooon. Back in 2006, Dan Christensen did something rather simple and got a surprisingly complex and interesting result. He took a whole bunch of polynomials with integer coefficients and drew their roots as points on the complex plane. The patterns were astounding! Polynomials, and about 24 × 2. Roots—or about 400 million roots! Here’s a closeup of the hole at 1:. Note the line along the real axis! But the feathe...

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Steven Landsburg | The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics, and Physics

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August 13, 2016. For several years, TheBigQuestions.com has been hosted by Bluehost, and I’ve been very happy with their service. So: It’s time to move, I think. Those of you with relevant experience: Who do you recommend? To comment or read others’ comments. William Faulkner Foresees the Internet. August 10, 2016. 8212;The Town (Volume 2 of the Snopes Trilogy). To comment or read others’ comments. August 10, 2016. Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest? 8211;Henry II, 1170. 8211;Donald Trump, 2016.

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People and Places

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Links to Personal Homepages. University of Sheffield Links. Department of Pure Mathematics Homepage. School of Mathematics and Statistics Homepage. University of Sheffield Homepage.

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precalculus problems online: Causality First

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010. As discussed in my last post. A very nice paper. Actually lecture notes) by Rafael Sorkin. Was helpful in summarizing causal set theory and its application to spacetime (hat tip: Dan Christensen. 8217;s page of quantum gravity links. According to Sorkin: “The causal set idea is, in essence, nothing more than an attempt to combine the twin ideas of discreteness and order to! Produce a structure on which a theory of quantum gravity can! Be based .”. Next, he discusses routes towar...