- The Giant's Shoulders
“If I have seen farther it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants,” is a quote that is often misattributed to Sir Isaac Newton, one of the two amazing minds that developed the calculus around the turn of the 18th century. While that quote is not Newton’s, it still is entirely true […]
- Zero-Sum Magic Graphs and Their Null Sets
I have long promised that I would let everyone know more about my Graph Theory work and so here goes, download and read my thesis here.
- Math/Maths Videos
Not too long ago I took a trip to Nottingham, England to visit my Math/Maths co-host Peter Rowlett. While I was there Peter took me on a tour of his city hitting all of the Mathematical and Computing history hot spots. So, of course we made videos of this tour.
- Benoit Mandelbrot, you will be missed.
Yesterday Benoit Mandelbrot, one of the most important and influential mathematicians of the past century passed away. Sadly I do not know much about the life and work of mandelbrot with the obvious exception of the Mandelbrot Set. This video by Pisut Wisessing for the Jonathon Coulton song is a wonderful send off though.
- Traveling Salesmen and Indomitable Problems
A salesman has to travel to 100 different cities in the United States in order to sell his wares, but he has a small budget and needs to maximize the amount of profit he can make from this sales trip. He decides the best way to do this is to travel to each city exactly […]