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1. Use mathematics as a shorthand language rather than as an engine of inquiry 2. Keep to them [your models/problems] till you have them done 3. Translate to english 4. Illustrate with examples important to real life 5. Burn the … Continue reading

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Gender Studies & Mathematics, #2

I’m totally convinced that ∃ more connections between mathematics and the humanities than the university culture I once stewed in would suggest. Probably due to personality differences, but also lack of familiarity with each other’s subject matter, I never saw … Continue reading

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multiplicities of freedom demonstrates Chaos Theory in Excel. If he filled in more initial values, you would see a thick bar—like a picture of white-noise. Butterflies flapping their wings in Vermont to change the wind in Hangzhou? A drop of … Continue reading

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How do I Create the Identity Matrix in R? Also a bit of group theory.

I googled for this once upon a time and nothing came up. Hopefully this saves someone ten minutes of digging about in the documentation. You make identity matrices with the keyword diag, and the number of dimensions in parentheses. > … Continue reading

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multiplicitiesoffreedom: Gotcha.

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Discrete differential geometry Check out page 40 of the source PDF (calcula ex geometrica) — they talk about geometrical computation. Instead of approximating analog with digital doing digital arithmetic smoothing the result to fake an analog again why not OOP-define … Continue reading

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In philosophical debates about absolute truth, people cite “the truths of pure mathematics” as beyond reproach—eternal and universal things discovered/invented by us fallible mortals. But the more deeply I look into these issues myself, the more I see evidence that … Continue reading

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