YouTuber 3Blue1Brown has started a video series called "lockdown math." In his latest episode he goes over the fundamentals of trigonometry in a way that is accessible and enjoyable.
I love books about math, especially ones that aren't textbooks but rather about the history, philosophy, and wonder of mathematics. In the most recent issue of my newsletter, The Magnet, I wrote about three of my favorite math(ish) books. Here's one of them: Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions is… READ THE REST
"This statement is false." Is that statement true then? In 1931, Kurt Gödel published his first Incompleteness Theorem showing that no logical system can be entirely proven. The Incompleteness Theorems were (and still are) mind grenades in the world of mathematics and philosophy. In the video above, British mathematician and author Marcus du Sautoy does a… READ THE REST
Belgian-born mathematician Jaques Tits passed away on Sunday, December 5th, leaving behind a legacy of research in group theory and geometry. His tendency to name his contributions after himself suggests that he knew his power. He won the Abel Prize in 2008, an award created in 1899 after a Norwegian mathematician learned that Alfred Nobel… READ THE REST
Whether you are a professional chef or just a novice making yourself dinner in your kitchen, you should always make sure that you have the best tools at your disposal. You may ensure that you have great ingredients, frying pans, and glassware, but proper preparation doesn't end there. A complete master knife set is the perfect way to step… READ THE REST
If you're like most people, you probably feel a little jealous when you hear someone who's multilingual. And that's with good reason. It's an impressive and handy skill to have. Being able to travel internationally and communicate with people can be invaluable. So, if you want to become multilingual yourself but only have some basic language skills, then you're in… READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST