Author Archives: Xander
In the interest of not letting too much time go by without a word, a couple of quick updates: Thesis: Defended My thesis defense in April went very well. There is a professor in the mathematics department at UNR who … Continue reading
In five days, I will be defending my masters thesis. Whee!
This semester, I am assisting my advisor with his honors calculus class. As he is out of town today, I will be giving the lecture. We decided to show off a rather beautiful little bit of mathematics which makes use … Continue reading
An Analogy When cooking, we need three things: a collection of ingredients (say butter, sugar, flour, &c.), a description of a technique for combining them (a recipe), and some tools for actually getting the work done (bowls and knives, as … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting little problem that came across my desk this afternoon: how much time is \(10!\) seconds? Is it a duration that is best measured in seconds? days? centuries? And, perhaps more importantly, what is the best way of … Continue reading