Monthly Archives: May 2014

Knot Garden

Over the Memorial Day weekend, while visiting the Toledo Botanical Garden in Toledo, OH I came across this “Knot Garden” in the herb section of the park.  I was pleasantly surprised to find this mathematical influence and it prompted me to … Continue reading

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Presburger Arithmetic: From Model Theory to Mathematical Computing

What good is arithmetic without multiplication? Pretty great, actually! Presburger arithmetic, formally defined as the theory of the natural numbers with addition, is a particularly interesting model of arithmetic. Because it does not formalize multiplication, Presburger arithmetic is relatively weak … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask About Graduate Programs

U.S. News Education tweeted this question some time ago: What questions should students ask when comparing #admissions offers for multiple #graduate schools? #comparinggradschools — U.S. News Education (@USNewsEducation) January 27, 2014 To start with, I am not the perfect person … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap: math majors review and extend internet math talks

This time of year, a new crop of math majors are stepping off college campuses and into the next phases of their lives. Some go to industry, some into teaching, and some into graduate school. Along any of these paths, … Continue reading

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Run for the Roses

Being from the Bluegrass state, the Kentucky Derby is an especially exciting time of year for me. The Derby takes place at Churchill Downs located in Louisville, KY. When people think about The Derby, Thunder Over Louisville, The Great Steamboat Race, … Continue reading

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