Monthly Archives: January 2010

Irrationality of pi: curiouser and curiouser

I’ve been remiss in posting here lately, which I will attribute to Christmas and New Year travelling and general craziness, and then starting a new semester craziness… but things have settled down a bit, so here we go again! Since … Continue reading

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Perfect age

Today is my birthday! This is the second and (barring any miraculous advances in medical science) final time that my age will be a perfect number. Unfortunately, the first time my age was a perfect number, I didn’t know what … Continue reading

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Book review: Riot at the Calc Exam and Other Mathematically Bent Stories

You’ve heard the story of Rumpled Stiltsken, right? You know, the one where the topologist’s daughter is locked in the grad student lounge and forced to turn coffee into theorems by morning? …what’s that, you say you haven’t heard that … Continue reading

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