Category Archives: Mathematics

Happy Pi Day

Also: Happy Birthday to Albert Einstein! (Born 1879.) Here ya go, Uncle Albert: 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781 6406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231 7253594081284811174502841027019385211055596446229489549303819644288109 7566593344612847564823378678316527120190914564856692346034861045432664 8213393607260249141273724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364 367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609 Advertisements

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Was the Quake Caused by the “Supermoon?”

No. No. No. No. The term “supermoon” makes my eyes roll. That said, did the upcoming full moon, which will occur at the closest approach of the moon to the earth, cause the quake? No. No. No. Full moons happen … Continue reading

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The Best Argument to Get Kids to Study Math

So they can tell when the grown-ups are lying.     Two more reasons in this here cartoon: xkcd: Advertising  

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GOPsodent! Whiten Your Teeth While You Lie Through Them!

Paul Krugman, on February 11: Republicans have a mandate to repeal the laws of arithmetic. Don’t Cut You, Don’t Cut Me – NYTimes.com Got the toothpaste for ya, Paul! Engrish Funny You’ll wonder how your money’s spent When you brush … Continue reading

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BANG!

4 March 1904. Universe gives birth George Gamow, who, somewhat later, became “one of the foremost advocates of the big bang theory” in his work and writing on cosmology. Happy Big Bang Birthday! March 4 – Today in Science History

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To Infinity and Beyond

Happy Birthday, Georg Cantor! I shall drink a toast tonight to the Diagonal Proof. Let’s see… A zinfandel perhaps? Of course, this calls for a Ridge! To zinfinity and beyond!

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Perhaps, Between 8th and 9th Grades, I Should Not Have Taught Myself Algebra

xkcd: Compass and Straightedge

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