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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
Thesis Defense
In five days, I will be defending my masters thesis. Whee!
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
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
Ten Factorial Seconds?!
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
Newton Fractals
The question of solvability is one of the driving questions in mathematics. That is, given an equation, can it be solved? and if so, what are the solutions? There are some equations that are very easily solved. For instance, the … Continue reading