Thursday, September 27, 2012

mildly relevant: a new nyt series by strοgatz.

// initially written: monday, 24 sept 2012

awesome: steven strοgatz has a new 6-part series hosted by the new york times, called me, myself & math.

he's already written a part ii, in which he explains why, on average, your facebook friends always have more friends than you do .. which is not a paradox;

as for part i, he discusses singularities of vector fields with rather concrete and intuitive examples, like combing hair (which one would expect, given the hairy ball theorem) and fingerprints (which is new to me!) ..

// added: today

i'm falling behind as well. part iii is already up!

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