Category Archives: Elegance Series

Transparent Equations

I am currently spending my free time between family visits reading The Man who Loves only Numbers. by Paul Haffman.  This is a biography about Paul Erdos whom I will probably discuss later, but I want to mention a mathematician … Continue reading

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Which Calculator to use when?

Counting devices, like the ever famous abacus, have been around since 2400BC -ish. But, what you may not know is that these beauties were first seen in their ’clockwork’ form in 1623. Is that earlier than you expected too? And … Continue reading

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Sophistication not required?

An interesting idea occurred to me while I was thinking about some feedback I heard from the last elegance post. When we prove something we can use various levels of mathematical sophistication to do so. So my current question is, … Continue reading

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