Monthly Archives: April 2012

I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Mathematics, and the submission deadline is coming up soon—Tuesday, May 1. Please submit something! It could be something you wrote, or something someone else wrote that you enjoyed. All mathematics ranging from elementary to … Continue reading

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Book review: In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman

As mathematical problems go, the “traveling salesman problem” (TSP) is a rare gem: it is simultaneously of great theoretical, historical, and practical interest. On the theoretical front, it is a well-known example of the class of “NP-complete” problems, which lie … Continue reading

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New Carnival of Mathematics

The Carnival of Mathematics has been revived! A big thanks to Mike Croucher of Walking Randomly for organizing it for the past few years, and to Katie Steckles, Christian Perfect, and Peter Rowlett for taking over. The latest edition, carnival … Continue reading

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