Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Models and Monte Carlo

 This weekend you can either breeze your way through Tolstoy's "War and Peace" or slowly work your way through the latest from Brian Hayes ;))

http://bit-player.org/2021/three-months-in-monte-carlo


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Interesting Math....

 Starting with this equality (from a Cliff Pickover tweet):

           \displaystyle  \sqrt{2\frac{2}{3}} = 2\sqrt{\frac{2}{3}}

Futility Closet points out this further elaboration:

http://www.mathistopheles.co.uk/2015/04/16/699/





Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Stephen Wolfram with Sean Carroll

 Haven't had a chance to view it myself yet, but Sean Carroll's latest guest on his Mindscape podcast is Stephen Wolfram, so ought be interesting (over to 2.5 hrs.):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bMYtEKjHs0


Friday, July 9, 2021

Carnival!

 ICYMI, here was July's very varied Carnival of Math (the 195th such compendium), full of interesting reads for your weekend:

http://stormbear.com/carnival-of-mathematics-195-july-2021/


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Science Musings Fit For a Sunday Sermon

 Joselle (...and David Deutsch), at "Mathematics Rising," waxes eloquently about knowledge, mathematics, and the universe... nice read/contemplation for a Sunday morning:

https://mathrising.com/?p=1800


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Vitally Linked, Music and Math

 Have always found the linkage between math and music interesting, especially since encountering so many individuals over time who were music majors with math minors, or, vice-versa. Anyway, noticed newish book during trip to bookstore this morning that looked interesting (but haven't read, so just supposing), "Music, Math, and Mind: the physics and neuroscience of music" by David Sulzer:

http://cup.columbia.edu/book/music-math-and-mind/9780231193795

https://tinyurl.com/yz2zxcuc