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Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain The Kickstarter

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ACMEScience.com is very proud to present its first Kickstarter Project-Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain. From the project description:

Relatively Prime will be an 8 episode audio podcast featuring stories from the world of mathematics. Tackling questions like: is it true that you are only 7 seven handshakes from the President, what exactly is a micromort, and how did 39 people commenting on a blog manage to prove a deep theorem. Relatively Prime will feature interviews with leaders of mathematics, as well as the unsung foot soldiers that push the mathematical machine forward. With each episode structured around topics such as: The Shape of Things, Risk, and Calculus Wars, Relatively Prime will illuminate each area by delving into the history, applications, and people that underlie the subject that is the foundation of all science.

I think this could really be an amazing project, but it can only happen with your support. So please, if you can, support it financially, or please twitter, tumblr, reddit, blog, or any other thing about it(You cab use the nice link http://bit.ly/relprime). The more people that know the better the chance that Relatively Prime will happen. I also made this video to explain just what this project is about and why you should support it:

Combinations and Permutations Episode 70: The Pink Notepad

For today’s Combinations and Permutations Samuel Hansen is joined by a Sean Breckling and Cody Palmer for discussion about just what that math we are all told that we do every single day really is.

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Combinations and Permutations Episode 69: A Taste of SCC

Samuel Hansen was unable to get his fellow guests together so today on Combinations and Permutations we feature two interviews from our sister show Strongly Connected Components, Daina Taimina and David Spiegelhalter.

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Daina Taimina is the author of “Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes” and Professor at Cornell Univerity. She and Samuel talk about how crochet can model hyperbolic geometry and the importance of just doing mathematics, as well as its history. To find out more about Daina Taimina and her work visit her website.

David Spiegelhalter is the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, as well as Senior Scientist in the MRC Biostatistics Unit. He and Samuel discuss the true meaning of risk, the importance of the Bayesian Method, how to get a lot of citations, and even a bit about the bookies. To find out more about Professor Spiegelhalter check out his website and look at his stained glass work.

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Combinations and Permutations Episode 68: Brachistroni and Cheese

On this episode of Combinations and Permutations Samuel Hansen is joined by Cody Palmer and Christopher Bates for a rather lively discussion of Conics, Koch, Roses, Spirals, the Witch of Agnesi, and brachistroni and cheese. In other words they talked about curves.

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Topics Covered:

Curves
Curvature
Conic Sections
Koch Curve
Witch of Agnesi
Brachistrone
Rose Curve
Catenary
Spiral
Backward Bending Supply Curve of Labor

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Combinations and Permutations Episode 67: This is Not About Facebook

Samuel Hansen is joined by Cody Palmer, Brandon Metz, and Juan Mariscal to talk about Small Worlds, Power Laws, the Strength of Weak Ties, and just why Your Friends have More Friends that You Have.

Topics Covered:

Social Network Theory
Milgram’s Small World Experiment
Watts/Strogatz Small World Model
Albert and Barabasi Model
Power Law Distribution
Strength of Weak Ties(PDF of Paper)
Your Friends Have More Friends than You Do

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