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Book Review: Flatterland

Flatterland:  Like Flatland, Only More So, by Ian Stewart This is why we can’t have any nice things.  This book is a sign of why it is that our times are not nearly as good as the late Victorian period.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flatland

Flatland:  A Romance Of Many Dimensions, by A Square (Edwin A. Abbott) This book is a classic work dealing with mathematics and the imagination of strange worlds, and one I have pondered about often [1], and in reading it, the … Continue reading

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Article Review: Semi-Flatland

Semi-Flatland, by David Vegh and John McGreevy In looking up material that was related to the classic novel Flatland (review forthcoming), I came across this paper on non-geometric space that would allow for Type II string theory calculations to work … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Nation Under Taught

One Nation Under Taught:  Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering And Math Crisis, by Dr. Vince M. Bertram This book is by no means worthless, or even bad, but it does read like a sales pitch for the author’s bipartisan organization … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Joy Of X

The Joy Of X:  A Guided Tour Of Math, From One To Infinity, by Steven Strogatz For some reason, math has always intimidated a great many people, and that intimidation, taught by parents to children or teachers to students, has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Linear Algebra And Its Applications

Linear Algebra And Its Applications, by David C. Lay I’m not going to lie; this was a very boring book.  In all fairness, the book is a college level textbook in linear algebra, and few people would read such a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra

The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra, by Shin Takahashi and Iroha Inoue After having read this book and finding it greatly enjoyable as well as informative, I think that the Manga guides to other subjects are likely to be of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Antifragile

Antifragile:  Things That Gain From Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb This book reminded me, if such a reminder was necessary, that we are frequently in a situation where we need words to describe concepts that are hard for us to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fooled By Randomness

Fooled By Randomness:  The Hidden Role Of Chance In Life And In The Markets, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Some books feel like treatises where the author seeks to present himself as being the first and/or last word on a given … Continue reading

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Book Review: Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks

Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, by G. Patrick Vennebush From time to time I read books about jokes or reflect about what jokes are made about different groups of people [1], and although I am not the sort of person … Continue reading

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