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Northwest Adventures
On a nonmathematical theme, here are some pictures from Washington (and, soon to come, British Columbia). I’m up here for a conference but I’ll be doing hiking and climbing as well. The conference is at Islandwood, on Bainbridge Island, which … Continue reading
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More Motivated Analysis
As of today the course is up through Part 30, which gets us most of the way through Handout 8. (Note: I edited Handout 8 a bit to streamline it and move some technicalities to the ToDo List–which we will … Continue reading
Posted in Motivated Analysis, Videos
Tagged analysis, convolution, distributions, Duhamel
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Motivated Analysis–Current Status
The Motivated Analysis course is up to 7 handouts and 27 videos as of September 14. Pretty soon (I hope) the course will get to a few exciting waypoints: Proving Duhamel’s Principle in a general setting, using distributions and convolutions Pinning down … Continue reading
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Motivated Analysis Progress Report
My Motivated Analysis course is up to 13 16 videos and 4 5 handouts. Click on the black bar above for the home page. Feel free to comment here if you have responses, questions, or suggestions; of course you can comment … Continue reading
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Starting an extensive new video series/course
I’m planning to start a new video series, or really, an informal online course, entitled Motivated Analysis. The goal is to bridge the gap between applicationsoriented courses in analysis (mostly differential equations) and theoretical courses, and to show how modern … Continue reading
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Tagged differential equations, online course, theoretical analysis, video series
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Adela’s math puzzle
Time to brag on my 7yearold. Adela has been thinking up math problems for me each night. Tonight it was the following. Start with a number, say 2, and do all four operations on it: 2+2=4, 2*2 = 4, 22 … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic operations, elementary school math, squares
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New math prize announced…is it a good thing?
Courtesy of Not Even Wrong, we have news that in addition to awarding a $3M prize to superstring theory founders Green and Schwarz and giving out a number of similar prizes for biomedical research, Yuri Milner is teaming up with … Continue reading
Posted in Math Links
Tagged billionaires, Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, Mark Zuckerberg, prizes, string theory, Yuri Milner
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