Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mathematics and the Imagination

I read a delightful book with this title by Edward Kasner and James Newman. The book was a sheer pleasure. There was no “dumbing down” of mathematics, no “let’s begin from the beginning.” I am sure a layman would still … Continue reading

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So, where are you going to be a prof?

That’s the question I get when I tell someone I am doing masters in Applied Mathematics.  “So with your degree you could be a lecturer. Where are you going to teach?” It’s exasperating, to say the least; especially when it … Continue reading

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