# Category Archives: Mathematics

## LEGO Fractals

My daughter has recently started playing with DUPLO blocks pretty consistently, which has me thinking about LEGO—the toy of my youth (and hopefully her’s in a couple of years, too!). In some ways, LEGO is an ideal medium for exploring … Continue reading

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## MMM LXX

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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!

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## MMM LXVII

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## 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

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## 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

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