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Tag Archives: measures
Talking in Tuples
Mathematics is the *Most* Different Language. In Can we make mathematics intelligible?, R P Boas jokes: There is a test for identifying some of the future professional mathematicians at an early age. These are the students who instantly comprehend a sentence … Continue reading
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Tagged Chinese, clarity, comprehension, definitions, English, function, functions, group theory, intelligibility, inverse mapping, inversion, language, Mandarin, math, mathematics, maths, measures, metrics, operation, operator, order theory, ordering, partially ordered set, poset, Ralph Philip Boas Jr., reading, relation, set, set theory, Tagalog
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Sigma Algebras
Are mathematicians deliberately obscure? Or is it really so hard for them to write prose? Check out this description of σalgebras from Wik***dia.BAD: In mathematics, a σalgebra (also sigmaalgebra, σfield, sigmafield) is a technical concept for a collection of sets satisfying certain properties.[1] The main use of σalgebras is in … Continue reading
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Tagged algebra, communication, expression, language, math, mathematics, maths, measurability, measure theory, measures, probability spaces, sigma algebra, writing
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The Hotness Scale
One example of a total ordering ≤ is the “hotness” scale from 1–10. Because of the widespread disagreement about the meaning of the numbers, the only thing one can infer based on a man’s rating of a woman is that … Continue reading
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Tagged attraction, boys, comparable, distance, geometry, girls, hotness, LGBTQ, liking, math, mathematics, maths, measures, metric, metric spaces, metrics, norm, norms, partially ordered set, partially ordered sets, poset, posets, quantification, sex, sex appeal, sexiness, size
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