We’ve all seen them. Mathy t-shirts, mugs and social media graphics that offer a fun phrase for those who can decode the message. But have these ever made you feel a little, well, not so mathy? Me too. So let’s unlock the mysteries of these inside jokes. I’ve gathered a few of the most common t-shirts […]
This year all of the Echo360 recordings of my module G11FPM Foundations of Pure Mathematics worked successfully, with the exception of the very first (introductory) lecture. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t still make some slips. I don’t understand how I … Continue reading →
Language analysis shows how the nation's tastes have changed.
It's amazing what a little frequency analysis can tell you. A joint research team of the Universities of Cambridge and Lancaster has compared recordings from the 1990s with spoken British English today to see how culture has changed. By looking at the frequency with which certain words are used, they've found some
This week’s resource post: some notes on typesetting, Unicode, etc. Common Math Symbols in HTML, XML, TeX, and Unicode Accented letters in HTML, TeX, and Microsoft Word Greek letters in HTML, XML, TeX, and Unicode Unicode resources See also blog posts tagged LaTeX, HTML, and Unicode and the Twitter account TeXtip. Last week: C++ resources […]
I already wrote a blurb at MathTango about Matt Parker's fantastic book, "Things To Make and Do In the Fourth Dimension," but now that I've finished reading it, just want to add a few quick notes:1) First, I'll reiterate it's a wonderful volume -- I enjoyed the second half (which touched on several of my favorite topics, and also told perhaps the most fun story of Tartaglia's rivalry with Fior over algebraic/cubic equations) even more than the first half. 2) Do note however, that at […]