Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Thing Last Week With That Sexist Paper

Once again the mathematical world is rocked with scandal. Let me get you quickly up to speed. It started when a controversial paper on the variability hypothesis was accepted to the Mathematical Intelligencer. Shortly thereafter, University of Chicago mathematics professor … Continue reading

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On The ‘Math Section’ Blog

Swiss mathematician Elias Wirth created the “Math Section” blog earlier this month. Even though the blog is new, he’s already written several interesting posts, like this one about using the mean value theorem to catch speeding motorists. In an interview … Continue reading

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Seeing The Future From The Past

Hop in my Delorian and we’ll travel back in time and appropriately tweak our predictive models. ¬†Imagine courtesy of William Warby via FlickCC. I just finished reading The Signal and the Noise, a book about predictions by the American statistician … Continue reading

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On Tricurves

Tim Lexen, a mechanical engineer in Cumberland, Wisconsin, wrote a post about tricurves for the Aperiodical. As their name implies, tricurves are sort-of triangle cousins which have three sides, but instead of having three straight edges, each of their sides are … Continue reading

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