...a companion blog to "Math-Frolic," specifically for interviews, book reviews, weekly-linkfests, and longer posts or commentary than usually found at the Math-Frolic site.

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"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show." ---Bertrand Russell (1907) Rob Gluck

"I have come to believe, though very reluctantly, that it [mathematics] consists of tautologies. I fear that, to a mind of sufficient intellectual power, the whole of mathematics would appear trivial, as trivial as the statement that a four-legged animal is an animal." ---Bertrand Russell (1957)

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday Update...


Been busy with a lot of summer stuff this week (luckily, fun stuff) and won’t have a Friday math potpourri this week… in fact, they could be sporadic over the next month-or-two(?), including next week when I’ll be 'entertained' watching the GOP Convention — I bought a television this year, having gone without for SEVEN years, just to watch this upcoming 3-ring circus, though I expect it may be one of the more depressing things I’ve ever seen on American TV! :-( 

Blog posts may be a little light in the interim as well, but still plenty of great math out there, and will be back to regular Friday wrap-ups at some point. (For now though, got to go play pickleball! ;-)





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