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The Grauniad

Why the Guardian is like a famous 2-dimensional manifold existing in 4-dimensional space. And also why I hate it. Continue reading

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Lets Derive on Forever

When I am feeling particularly creative there is sometimes only one way to express it, and that is through one of my more creative pursuits, mathematics… Art can take you to an imaginary land Far beyond what a mans eye … Continue reading

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The Dog Fish – And Chaos Theory

The Dogfish and his role in Chaos Theory Continue reading

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3D Geometry Apprentice Style

geometry apprentice style… Continue reading

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8th-14th December…

Wednesday The probability of drawing unique names in a secret Santa is an alternating series that eventually converges at 1/e. (Obvious once I realised that it is related to derangements). Thursday Individual African elephants can have different numbers of ribs. … Continue reading

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Travelling Prophet of Doom Problem

A prophet  from Ottery, Had immoral places to see, But he got rather sick, Of finding a route that was quick, He just wished that P equalled NP.

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November 10th – November 16th

Wednesday I learnt how a XOR goat cardboard model works. Thursday Koch described the snowflake curve in 1904. Friday There is a train from Bridgwater to Taunton at 1.07 am on Saturday morning. Saturday I learnt the identity of South … Continue reading

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Scenes From the History of Mathematics (Helge von Koch)

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November 3rd – November 9th

Wednesday African Pangolins mainly give birth to one offspring at a time whereas the Asian ones are more likely to go for twins or triplets. Thursday The collective noun for hamsters is a horde. Friday The real Maria Von Trapp made … Continue reading

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Scenes From the History of Mathematics (John von Neumann)

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