Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scale Of The Universe

Great flash website that shows the scale of the universe.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Vi Hart

An interesting article on Vi Hart.

Also check out her blog for more cool, math videos.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


NetCalc.org is a prototype web-based graphic calculator aiming to provide advanced mathematical functionality. Functions can be viewed graphically, in table form and as a summary of area and mean values.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Benoît Mandelbrot, Novel Mathematician, Dies at 85

Benoît B. Mandelbrot, a maverick mathematician who developed an innovative theory of roughness and applied it to physics, biology, finance and many other fields, died on Thursday in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85.

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Check out Skytopia's website for 3D Mandelbrot fractals.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Simpsons Math

I just came across this awesome website dedicated to all the math trivia found in The Simpsons TV show.

Monday, August 09, 2010

P vs. NP

According to Vinay Deolalikar a research scientist at HP Labs, P is not equal to NP.

His preliminary manuscript can be found here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sorting Algorithms

My last post on sorting algorithms had static displays. This site shows animations for all the different sorts.


Bubble Sort

Sortvis is a sorting algorithm visualization project.

Click here for more information and to download the code.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tell Me A Joke

The Wolfram|Alpha search engine returns a different mathematical joke for a "Tell me a joke" query.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Martin Gardner: 1914-2010

Martin Gardner, a prolific writer and popularizer of mathematics, and one of the most influential figures in skepticism passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2010.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NIST Releases Successor to Venerable Handbook of Math Functions

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) and its printed companion, the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions, the much-anticipated successors to the agency's most widely cited publication of all time. These reference works contain a comprehensive set of tools useful for specialists who work with mathematical modeling and computation.

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No 'Simple Theory of Everything'

The "exceptionally simple theory of everything," proposed by a surfing physicist in 2007, does not hold water, says Emory mathematician Skip Garibaldi.

Garibaldi, a rock climber in his spare time, did the math to disprove the theory, which involves a mysterious structure known as E8. The resulting paper, co-authored by physicist Jacques Distler of the University of Texas, will appear in an upcoming issue of Communications in Mathematical Physics.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy π Day!

Today is π Day. Google even changed their logo to promote that.

π Day

Thursday, February 11, 2010

JSLab PlotTool

A graph plotting tool made entirely in JavaScript. It uses no graphics and the generated source code is W3C compliant.

Currently real valued functions of one variable and parameter functions for plane curves are supported. You can plot using a variety of options like line resolution and axis dimensions. The first beta also adds support for limited zoom functionality. As the graph is computed real time there is no limit for the zoom level.