Check out the sweeeet math we can do with mathjax! An inline equation $2+3=1$, what? And a display: $$ \phi(3)=Jesus$$ Fractions: $$x= \frac{1+y}{1+2z^2}$$ And some $\mathfrak{S}$ $$ A \cup B = 23$$ $$ =5 + 4$$ Something random… At first, we sample $f(x)$ in the $N$ ($N$ is odd) equidistant points around $x^*$: $$f_k =… [Read More]

## It Could Be Worse: You Could Be A Mathematician!

“When I started at a NASA center, working with a bunch of physicists for the most part, I found I was being sent to an AAS (American Astronomical Society) meeting. I don’t remember exactly what my boss said that was disparaging about astronomers, but I do remember he said something to the effect, ‘but at… [Read More]

## Tom Henderson Interview

My partner in Mathematical crime, Tom Henderson, was interview recently over at Technoccult.net. Here’s a quote: Mathematics is like unicorn anatomy. You imagine this thing, and it doesn’t exist, yet it still comes with facts. I know how many legs a unicorn has. I know I perked your interest with that one. [You can get… [Read More]

## Why Biology Needs Mathematical Models

John Hawks reviews Peter Turchin’s 1998 book, Quantitative Analysis of Movement. I tend to lecture about genetic models, for which there is a great value in simplicity (point 3), but which may require quite complicated extensions to handle reasonable biological populations (point 2). In that connection, some reasonable people go to extremes of interpretation —… [Read More]

## Atlas, Theory, and Math Blogging

A New Mathematics Blog has been started by Jeff Morton, PhD. He’s currently a post-doc in Ontario. Here’s a post about why he named his blog what he named it that I found interesting: Theoretical Atlas … A “theory” can be seen as a way of taking some standard, pre-existing structure, and trying to “map”… [Read More]