April 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
It’s that time of the week! Let’s find you some reading material from last week’s mathematical blogosphere!
There was so much stuff, I’ll try the organized approach this time.
From the research department
- Observational Epidemiology connects non-transitive dice with reductionism in economics
- Mathlog mentions the reprint of Oliver Byrne’s absolutely wonderful version of Euclid’s Elements (translation).
- Knot your average Sheep not only points you to the game changing ideas of Eric Mazur but asks for help with mathematical test questions.
- Gaussianos asks who doesn’t have a proof of the Goldbach conjecture (translation)
- John Baez explains his motivation behind his Azimuth Project — a great example.
- Michael Trick explains an amusing $900.000.000 price on amazon.
- The Secret Blogging Seminar made a plea for grant proposals — in a follow-up Ben calls it an epic fail, but let’s prove him wrong!
- PhD+epsilon offers some great ideas for extra credit projects.
From the general education part of town.
- Another great discussion over at dy/dan about narrative in mathematics.
- Republic of Math has a great post on the number of zeros in powers of 2.
- Mr. Honner takes a look at the mathematics of the NFL draft.
- Math-Frolic! posts a CUNY video and outs himself as a fan of Alfred Posamentier — how can you not be?
From the artistic side of mathematics.
Finally, a few shout outs
- Broken Airplane calls for support for a great kickstarter project “Arduino in Education” — $3 can help!
- Nuit Blanche’s 1000th post — incredible!