Monthly Archives: December 2013

Three Forces Too Many

Patterns are inexplicably tucked under the fabric of natural existence.   Sometimes, with keen intuition and a strong analytical skill set, mathematical and theoretical physicists peel away the layers of entrancement exposing an ornate and cohesive structure underlying reality.   Whether it … Continue reading

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Mathematical Movie Database

I saw the following Tweet yesterday: MMDB−The Mathematical Movie Database via #mathchat — Vijay Krishnan (@bucharesttutor) December 22, 2013 I am always interested in finding mathematics in pop culture. The Mathematical Movie Database contains an extensive list of more … Continue reading

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Koch Snowflake

With the the official start of winter, many of us are going to be seeing more snow. But not all snowflakes are cold and wet. The Koch snowflake, first introduced by Swedish mathematician Niels Fabian Helge von Koch in his … Continue reading

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A Poem

Here’s a poem by mathematician and astronomer Omar Khayyam: VIII Whether at Naishapur or Babylon, Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run, The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop, The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one. … Continue reading

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