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Friday, August 16, 2013

Tweetfest


Haven't had time of late to write anything up, but will pass along a number of miscellaneous links (in no particular order) I've been tweeting in the last week that may be of interest if you've missed them:

1) A little math history synopsis from LiveScience:

http://www.livescience.com/38936-mathematics.html

2) "Matroid Theory" and Rota's Conjecture:

http://tinyurl.com/n45h5xz

3) Ingrid Wickelgren at Scientific American promotes John Mighton's "JUMP math" program:

http://tinyurl.com/pn5kjeu

4) A quick look at 'category theory' from AMS blogs with links for more info (also links back to this post at "Mathematics Rising" on the interweaving of math and physics: http://mathrising.com/?p=1055 ):

http://tinyurl.com/lyxt8sh

5) A letter from the reclusive genius Alexander Grothendieck:

http://sbseminar.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/grothendiecks-letter/

(by the way, I recently read Amir Aczel's "The Artist and the Mathematician," which is focused on "Nicolas Bourbaki," and while I only thought the volume was so-so overall, I did especially enjoy the sections at beginning and toward end on Grothendieck.)

6) Another nice little post on infinity here:

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/dvorsky20130813

7) A post from the always-good Richard Elwes on the "Perko Pair" and knot theory:

http://richardelwes.co.uk/2013/08/14/the-revenge-of-the-perko-pair/

8) And last but not least... rigorous, a discussion from Patrick Honner and Grant Wiggins on "rigor" in mathematics:

http://mrhonner.com/2013/08/14/a-conversation-about-rigor-with-grant-wiggins-part-1/


Hope everyone will find at least one thing of interest from the above for their weekend time and perusal....


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