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Tag Archives: differential form
Angle = Volume
This is trippy, and profound. The determinant — which tells you the change in size after a matrix transformation 𝓜 — is just an Instance of the Alternating Multilinear Map. (Alternating meaning it goes + − + − + − + … Continue reading
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Tagged abstract, angle, deep, determinant, differential form, direction, linear algebra, linear operator, linear transforms, mapping, math, mathematics, maths, matrix, multilinear map, shape, size, tensor, trippy, vector, volume
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Radiolab – Bird’sEye View
<![CDATA[// <![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ (function(){var s=function(){__flash__removeCallback=function(i,n){if(i)i[n]=null;};window.setTimeout(s,10);};s();})(); // ]] // ]] // ]] // ]]]]]]> // ]]]]>]]> In gradeschool calculus I learnt that derivative = slope. That was a nice teacher’s lie (like the Bohr … Continue reading
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Tagged Benjamin Lee Whorf, calculus, cardinal directions, derivative, differential form, differential geometry, Edward Sapir, Elie Cartan, exterior algebra, integral, language, left, linguistics, mathematics, news, NSEW, orienteering, Pirahã, Pormpuraaw, right, SapirWhorf hypothesis, science, space, time
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