I’m lucky enough to have just played around with a planimeter from the 1930’s. I used it to measure the area of Texas and was only off by 1.3%!
math is everywhere
One of my students bought me a case of hagoromo fulltouch chalk! Hell yeah!
I just wanna be the Grigori Perelman of trail running, slinging FKT’s out onto the internet from my backcountry hideout.
It’s almost winter break, i.e., Project Euler time. If you are into math/problem solving, know a programming language, and haven’t ever checked out PE, do it now!
Algebra crew barbecue!
If you can’t get enough of the Pi Day celebrations, you can still catch Duodecimal Pi Day this Friday (3.18480…) or Hexadecimal Pi Day next Thursday (3.243F6…).
Quote from professor: “We don’t need the quadratic formula — you could all factor this blindfolded, in your sleep, passed out drunk while tripping on LSD.“
Happy “Only Day Being a Math Major is Kinda Cool” Day! Other acceptable names are “Half-Tau” Day, and “The Day We Ate Dessert in 7th Grade” Day.