Monthly Archives: December 2012

How do you eat your corn?

In August 2010, there was a post on a blog titled Analysis vs Algebra predicts eating corn? The author mentions an observation that analysts eat their corn a certain way and algebraists eat it a different way. One way was to munch … Continue reading

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Spongebob’s House

I just ran across a video by Vi Hart titled Open Letter to Nickelodeon, Re: Spongebob’s Pineapple Under the Sea. (see the video below.) In this video, Vi brings up many interesting characteristics of pineapples. She also claims that it is … Continue reading

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Adventures in Mathematical Knitting

Two of my favorite things are math and knitting.  Perhaps surprisingly, there is a fair amount of overlap between them. 

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LaTeX Commands

In light of the popularity of my post entitled Top LaTeX Mistakes, I thought it might be nice to list some helpful commands that make typesetting quicker. If you are not familiar with defining commands, you would define them in your … Continue reading

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Mathematical Terms

Earlier today, I was talking with someone who brought up “eigenvalues.” I answered their questions; however, I realized that I had no clue where the word comes from or what it really insinuates. In fact, there are many math terms … Continue reading

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