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My New Math Project: Calculus
Now that I’ve let the whole world know this, I have to follow through on my plan. It is difficult to embarrass me, unless I deliberately set up a situation that uses embarrassment on a global scale, as a selfmotivational … Continue reading
Proof: An Infinite Number of Irrational Numbers Can Be Found Between Any Two Rational Numbers On the Number Line.
[This theorem was proven long ago, in other ways, but this is my way to prove it.] Let x and y be two rational numbers on the number line. Since both x and y are rational, both x and y … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics
Tagged infinite, infinity, irrational number, Mathematics, number, number line, proof, rational number, theorem
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On Peace (Thanks, Mom)
I am posting this to make one fact obvious: I want my blog to be a place where believers (of various types), and nonbelievers, can interact peacefully. There is a need for such places. This is one of the things … Continue reading
A Zome Torus, Before and After Adding Dodecahedra, As a Model for a Pulsar’s Accretion Disk and Radiation Jets
I’ve been using Zometools, available at http://www.zometool.com, to build interesting geometrical shapes since long before I started this blog. I recently found this: a 2011 photograph of myself, holding a twisting Zome torus. While I don’t remember who was holding the … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics, Science and Scientists
Tagged accretion disk, astronomy, astrophysics, black hole, geometry, Mathematics, neutron star, physics, pulsar, science, torus, Zome, zometool
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On Destroying the Universe (with Mathematics)
No cause for alarm here; it’s not going to happen. I promise. Now, please, stop worrying about this, if you can. I’m not trying to scare anyone. If not worrying about this proves to be difficult, simply consult a mathematician.
Posted in Mathematics
Tagged destroy, divide by zero, division by zero, Mathematics, universe, zero
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Asperger’s Syndrome and “Emotional Vision”
The source of the term “emotional vision” is the same as the source of the image above: this New York Times article. This blogpost is my response, so I recommend reading the NYT article before you continue. The story was written … Continue reading
Posted in Asperger's, Life, Mathematics, Mental Health
Tagged Asperger's, Aspie, autism, emotion, emotional, Mathematics, vision
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