Category Archives: Mathematics

Tau Day

From the chatter within my social media networks, geoscientists like switching to the physically-intuitive tau (and thus celebrating Tau Day), while physicists are firmly in favour of sticking with pi. I’m happy to embrace both (can I ever have too … Continue reading

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Inevitability of the Improbable

Discussion at the Mapping Unstable Ground workshop constantly came back to accurately identifying and communicating risk, and the difficulty of making practical policy decisions about risk mitigation. This tied in with thoughts inspired by In Terra Veritas pointing me at … Continue reading

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Hmm…

While reading thesis-writing advice, I came across a gem: Engineers invent; scientists discover. The preface of J.F. James’ A Student’s Guide to Fourier Transforms suggests where mathematics fits in the process: It is a matter of philosophical disputation whether mathematics … Continue reading

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Knitting & Mathematics!

Making Mathematics with Needlework is a book that uses knitting to illustrate mathematical principals. I haven’t gotten my paws on it yet, but you know I want to.

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