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Jan 11 |
answered | What would you want to see at the Museum of Mathematics? |
Jan 11 |
answered | What would you want to see at the Museum of Mathematics? |
Jan 11 |
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What would you want to see at the Museum of Mathematics?
How about movies of kids solving math (or other practical geometry) problems cooperatively, in classrooms even. If you were a kid in a boring school, you might be very gratified to see how a good problem solving session in school might operate. If it were done in the math circle fashion, kids could be motivated to join something like them. They could be arranged by grade level, or you could choose easier or harder ones. Grown up mathematicians would only be one of a series. Come to think of it, math circle organizing could be a major activity of the museum, like glee clubs |
Jan 11 |
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What would you want to see at the Museum of Mathematics?
I suppose you could have "problem rooms", in which you see a problem and some false solutions, and then walk through to a room with hints, finally ascending to a room with a solution. Could be good for kids. |
Jan 1 |
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New Year's Predictions in Mathematics
No longer relevant? It's only 8pm here in NY. :-) |
Dec 3 |
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Ingenuity in mathematics
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Dec 3 |
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Ingenuity in mathematics
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Dec 3 |
answered | Ingenuity in mathematics |
Nov 3 |
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How many mathematicians are there?
See nsf.gov/pubs/1998/nsf9895/math.htm , according to which there were 10,000 highly active research mathematicians worldwide. 15k PhD level mathematicians in the US in 1996. |
Oct 18 |
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Awfully sophisticated proof for simple facts
As an aside, Titchmarsh argued the infinitude of the primes because zeta(1) is infinite on page 1 of his book. |
Sep 24 |
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Which mathematical ideas have done most to change history?
“Philosophy is written in this grand book—I mean the universe — which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering around in a dark labyrinth.” Galileo Galilei, Il Saggiatore (The Assayer, 1623)[1] |
Sep 3 |
answered | Demonstrating that rigour is important |
Aug 29 |
asked | What categorical mathematical structure(s) best describe the space of “localized events” in “relational quantum mechanics”? |
Jul 15 |
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Can you characterize the group of transformations of knot diagrams which preserve the knot embedding?
Thanks, I'll follow up and report back |
Jul 15 |
accepted | Can you characterize the group of transformations of knot diagrams which preserve the knot embedding? |
Jul 14 |
accepted | Assume the standard (better to switch) solution of the Monte Hall problem. Then there's the 3-card Monte problem |
Jul 14 |
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Assume the standard (better to switch) solution of the Monte Hall problem. Then there's the 3-card Monte problem
Just to make it perfectly unambiguous before I program the experiment, I take it that you also predict that the player has prob (win) = 1/2. Right? |
Jul 12 |
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Assume the standard (better to switch) solution of the Monte Hall problem. Then there's the 3-card Monte problem
Yes, by symmetry your answer must be right. However, until now I didn't quite realize just how important the loss of symmetry was in the original Monty Hall problem. |
Jul 12 |
asked | Assume the standard (better to switch) solution of the Monte Hall problem. Then there's the 3-card Monte problem |
Jul 11 |
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How can I conclude that I live in a solar system?
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