Weekly Picks

December 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

We try to read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org. For the Weekly Picks, we collect posts from last week that give you an impression of what the mathematical blogosphere has to offer.

Again, we’re running late, so here’s an efficient looking list.

Educators

The Number Warrior shared a perspective on the “multiplication is not repeated addition”-saga.

dy/dan once more kicks off a lively discussion. Are there students who are incapable of learning Algebra?

How to handle Homework? Angles of Reflection describes his system.

Researchers

In the ongoing series about reaction networks, Azimuth had a rather self-contained post about the practical applications of the deficiency zero theorem to diatomic molecules.

Finally, check out What’s New (with Terry Tao) and a post on the Bourgain-Sarnak-Ziegler orthogonality criterium; in the comments you’ll find a short but fascinating conversation among researchers.

A CS Professor analyzed a Khan Academy video on insertion sort.

Community

The n-Lab started its own peer-review process.

Piece of Mind shared a week in his life as a (traveling) mathematician.

Exposition, History et cetera

Series Divergentes (translation) took apart a crank claim for the discovery of a 3-dim norm algebra.

Geometry and the imagination gave insight into the geometrical meaning of the Hall-Witt identity.

The Renaissance Mathematicus demolished the Cult of St Alan (Turing).

Journalism

Rudi Matematici (translation) celebrated the mathematicians of the Italian Risorgimento.

Enjoy!

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