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Tag: math

A lovely poem. About math. And two end lines that every academic can appreciate.

I’ve copied-pasted this for archival purposes (under “math” and “academic”), but please visit Futility Closet where this was found. It’s awesome.

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Stopping by Euclid’s Proof of the Infinitude of Primes,” by Presbyterian College mathematician Brian D. Beasley, “with apologies to Robert Frost”:

Whose proof this is I think I know.
I can’t improve upon it, though;
You will not see me trying here
To offer up a better show.

His demonstration is quite clear:
For contradiction, take the mere
n primes (no more), then multiply;
Add one to that … the end is near.

In vain one seeks a prime to try
To split this number — thus, a lie!
The first assumption was a leap;
Instead, the primes will reach the sky.

This proof is lovely, sharp, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And tests to grade before I sleep,
And tests to grade before I sleep.

(From Mathematics Magazine 78:2 [April 2005], 171.)

Who will die in Game of Thrones? The statistical (seriously) analysis…

Note: if you’re unfamiliar with the series, there are many spoilers in the journal article.

ABSTRACT: Predictions are made for the number of chapters told from the point of view of each character in the next two novels in George R. R. Martin’s \emph{A Song of Ice and Fire} series by fitting a random effects model to a matrix of point-of-view chapters in the earlier novels using Bayesian methods. {{SPOILER WARNING: readers who have not read all five existing novels in the series should not read further, as major plot points will be spoiled.}}

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By Richard Vale. From Arxiv.org. Pdf here.

This mathematically gorgeous calendar is a wonder to look at.

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By J.P. King, and available for sale here (although currently sold out).

Origami crease patterns: more beautiful than you would expect.

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silverfish

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nighthunter

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By Robert J. Lang. He also has a wide range of amazing origami books – available here.

The geometry of pasta forms as explained by mathematical formulae.

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By George L. Legendre, via Fresh Photons.

Puzzle and game aficionados: What is up with this picture? #gls14

Seriously… This hurts my head.

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Via Futility Closet.

p.s. If you give up, you can see the solution here.

Geometric biodiversity beautifully done.

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By Estudio Guardabosques, via Colossal

So… just in case you’re in the market for a tricycle shaped like the infinity symbol…

This.

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By Sergio Garcia, and also available for sale ($2500) – click here (until May 3rd)

The sad sad tale of parallel and non-parallel lines.

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By Sanjay Kulkarni (at least that is how it traces)

Mathematical equation that plots a three dimensional heart

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Via Futility Closet.

Two words to describe world’s tallest water slide – holy crap!

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And, of course, there’s a video:

Now we need the corresponding physics question to go along with it…

Soon to be opened at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. Via Instinct Magazine.

Geometry in the bedroom. For those who like mathematical aesthetics. #striking

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By mpgmb, via Notcot.org

For the math geek: wonderful pop up book of whole numbers.

So awesome…

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By Marion Bataille, and available here. Via Colossal

These chromatic mathematical figures by @simoncpage are gorgeous to behold

Damn, these are pretty…

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Outstanding work by Simon C Page (a.k.a Rare Minimum), and available as cards for purchase. Via Fresh Photons.

Geometric graffiti taken to a whole new level. #beautiful

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By Fanette Guilloud, via Colossal

Peanuts, Sally and the math word problem. This is actually very insightful.

This would make a great graphic about the pitfalls of learning science without context. This seems to be an issue generally with science education, especially at the younger levels IMHO.

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By Charles Schulz

Geometric images by Emma Kunz

The artist has an interesting backdrop – quite unscientific actually. Still, these geometric images are really quite something.

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By Emma Kunz, via Thinx

Beautiful and colourful geometric paintings by James Wyper

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By James Wyper, via Thinx

Wonderful and clever sciencegeek photos by Chema Madoz

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By Chema Madoz, via Thinx

A lovely illustration of “mathgirl.” Not technically a superhero, but in my opinion, just as awesome.

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“This is a piece for Delaware Today about young girls losing interest in science,technology, engineering and math related studies. The state’s schools and businesses are hoping to turn all this around. I love it when I come up with a few sketches that I still want to use for something and this was one of those times. A big thanks to AD Kelly Carter!”

By Byron Eggenschwiler, via Fresh Photons.