Part of what I’m getting from my math degree is an initiation into the specialized language of mathematicians. And it’s a funny language, because a lot of the words are common English words with slightly altered meanings. For example, when you say “or” in your daily life, you probably mean one thing or another thing but not both. Formalized logic takes the same word,...
Cleaning my room
The shoes in the photo I bought with my mom in the Trumbull Mall to take to CTY summer camp in sixth grade. I went to great trouble to find different-colored shoelaces for them. They cost $20, they’ve been my back-up shoes for 11 years, and they finally have holes in the bottoms that I can’t ignore. I’m throwing them out. Aside from all of the usual ways old shoes are...
Catenary Curve →
I guess my suspension bridge was more like a catenary than a parabola. The tour guide at Sagrada Familia cathedral deceived me.
Museum of Mathematics--NYC →
If there is going to be an Exploratorium of math, I am going to be there. They’ve already designed one traveling exhibit that’s on display in Queens. Field trip, anyone?