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interests: complex analysis and geometry, potential theory, dynamical systems, logic, math education, philosophy


Dec
11
answered How to prove that two univariate polynomials are always algebraically dependent?
Dec
9
comment Nearest Point to a real algebraic set
See the recent preprint ``Euclidean distance degree of an algebraic variety", arxiv.org/pdf/1309.0049.pdf
Nov
30
reviewed Edit Functions in “gaps” in Hardy hierarchy
Nov
30
revised Functions in “gaps” in Hardy hierarchy
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Nov
18
reviewed Edit About the curvature of a connection?
Nov
18
revised About the curvature of a connection?
There was some latex that was not compiling. I fixed it by removing unnecessary \left and \right commands.
Nov
9
awarded  Custodian
Nov
9
reviewed Approve Possible cardinality and weight of an ordered field
Oct
30
comment What universities have laid off tenured math faculty for financial reasons?
@Andre: Done. Hard to cut through all this legalese; hopefully this citation is enough. @zibadawa timmy: You are entitled to seek whatever "implications" you see fit; I didn't want to offer any. Certainly this is about a recent dismissal of tenured faculty. While the OP is interested mainly in cases happening for financial reasons, he did not restrict his interest to ``only wrongful dismissals,please", however one may interpret such a phrase.
Oct
30
revised What universities have laid off tenured math faculty for financial reasons?
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Oct
30
answered What universities have laid off tenured math faculty for financial reasons?
Oct
17
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
revised About the hypothesis of Zorn's lemma
corrected spelling
Oct
16
revised Analytic extension of the exterior Newtonian potential into the domain
corrected spelling
Oct
16
suggested approved edit on Analytic extension of the exterior Newtonian potential into the domain
Oct
16
answered About the hypothesis of Zorn's lemma
Oct
16
awarded  Fanatic
Oct
4
comment Has philosophy ever clarified mathematics?
I agree that Wittgenstein did not invent the truth tables. However, it should be added that 19th-century logicians were arguing about the character and purpose of symbolic logic putting a lot of philosophical baggage into their arguments. Frege in his Begriffsschift opposed Boole, Peirce and Schroeder. See ontology.co/two-views-language.htm for descriptions of these arguments by J. Hintikka and J. van Heijenoort.
Oct
3
revised Has philosophy ever clarified mathematics?
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