Monthly Archives: October 2013

Getting Started with Beamer: Tips and Tricks for LaTeX Presentations

Have you ever confused about the option of LaTeX and PowerPoint before the presentation? In my view, most math people prefer LaTeX. Because it’s easy, fast, neat. Most important, FREE!! Whatever you are a expert in LaTeX or a rookie, … Continue reading

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Mathematical Mysteries

It’s always fun when things you like intersect, especially when math is involved! One of my favorite shows is CBS’s Elementary, so I was very excited when earlier this month there was a math-themed episode. In the second episode of … Continue reading

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Joint Math Meetings – Baltimore

Do you plan to attend the Joint Math Meetings (JMM) in Baltimore, MD? The meeting is the largest math meeting in the world and will take place from January 15 – 18, 2014 (Wednesday – Saturday). The complete program is … Continue reading

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Splitting Apartment Rent – A Case of Fair Division

Paying rent – it’s an annoyance that many of us have to deal with on a regular basis. But, it’s also a source of interesting mathematics. Splitting rent in an equitable way is a classic problem in fair division, one … Continue reading

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Numerosity – Sixth Sense?

A study that appeared in Science magazine on Sept 6, 2013 entitled Topographic Representation of Numerosity in the Human Parietal Cortex discusses the possibility that the ability to understand the quantity of a small group of visual objects without counting … Continue reading

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