...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.

"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, May 19, 2017

The Week Gone By

Some mathiness during week #16 of the Trumpian Debacle…

1)  Grant Sanderson has completed his “Essence of Calculus” series on YouTube:

...help Grant continue such wonderful work by contributing to his Patreon account here:

2)  For those deeply into set theory here’s a recent paper by philosopher Penelope Maddy on foundations of set theory:

I interviewed Dr. Maddy here about 2 years ago:

3)  The simplicity of social psychology research:

4)  Fawn Nguyen teaching mathematical thinking:

5)  Don’t know if this will take off or not, but a math book swap via internet is being tried out:

6)  Re-thinking geometry to re-think time (via Quanta Magazine):

7)  Robert Talbert interviewed about ‘flipped learning’:

Potpourri BONUS! (extra NON-mathematical links of interest): 

1)  In case you’ve somehow missed it, some discussion of the Dunning-Kruger effect (competency/overconfidence):

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