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Tag Archives: metric
[T]he point of introducing L^p spaces in the first place is … to exploit … Banach space. For instance, if one has ƒ − g = 0, one would like to conclude that ƒ = g. But because of the … Continue reading
B*tchin’ six dimensional 6cube. The rainbow colours and glass panes really help this visualisation. Examples of 6dimensional things If it’s hard to envision 6 dimensions, consider this: the possible tunings of a guitar constitute a 6dimensional space. You can tune to EADGBE (standard), … Continue reading
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July 1, 2011
Tagged 4D, 6D, array, artificial life, baseball, Brownian motion, distance, financial securities, guitar, hypercube, imagination, Larry Yeager, math, mathematical modelling, mathematics, maths, measure, metric, music, NYSE, polyworld, quotient space, R, rainbow, secteract, sexteract, tesseract, Wiener process
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Noncommutative distances between industries
The distance from your house to the grocery must be the same as the distance back, but 20thcentury mathematicians speculated about circumstances where this might not be the case. Very smallscale physics is noncommutative in some ways and so is … Continue reading
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Tagged Abelian, asymmetric, asymmetry, business, business school, commutativity, distance, investment banking, marketing, math, mathematics, maths, metric, nonAbelian, noncommutative, noncommutative, PR, quantum field theory, quantum physics, quasimetric, quasimetrics, symmetric, symmetry
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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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Unmeasurable Distances
I wrote earlier about the many different ways to measure distance. One way I didn’t include is unmeasurable distance. Sometimes A is tastier, sexier, cooler, more interesting, or otherwise better endowed than B … but it’s impossible to quantify by … Continue reading
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Tagged comparable, distance, economics, education, geometry, imagination, math, mathematics, maths, metric, metric spaces, metrics, norm, norms, philosophy, preference, preorder, rank, ranking, size, total order, unmeasurable distance, utility
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Circles
A circle is made up of points equidistant from the center. But what does “equidistant” mean? Measuring distance implies a value judgment — for example, that moving to the left is just the same as moving to the right, moving forward … Continue reading
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Tagged angle, circle, education, geometry, Henri Poincaré, imagination, long reads, Lp norm, L_p norm, math, mathematics, maths, metric, metric spaces, metrics, noncommutative, norm, norms, Poincaré disk, size
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The Jesus Norm
They say unto him, Rabbi, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, … they continued asking … Continue reading
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Tagged ancient, culpability, distance, ethics, female sexuality, gender, gender studies, history, insurance, Jesus, math, mathematics, maths, metric, morality, norm, repression, size, the law, tort, torts
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