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Roots of Unity

Roots of Unity

Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.

When the Mona Lisa Is NP-Hard

Bob Bosch and Tom Wexler have developed a new way to make your favorite masterpieces into connect-the-dots puzzles. All you need is a little bit of quantification and a lot of computing time.

May 31, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

Grapefruit Math

Spherical geometry: it's part of this complete breakfast.

May 19, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb
A Few of My Favorite Spaces: Fat Cantor Sets

A Few of My Favorite Spaces: Fat Cantor Sets

Last month, I wrote about the Cantor set, a mathematical space that is an interesting mix of small and large. It's small in the sense that its length is 0.

April 30, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

Lambert on Love and Hate in Geometry

The history of hyperbolic geometry is filled with hyperbolic quotes, and I came across a beautiful one earlier this semester in my math history class.

April 13, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

The Cantor Function: Angel or Devil?

When you're looking at it, it just stays there, constant and still. But if you turn your back for just an instant at a point in the Cantor set, the function grows impossibly quickly.

March 31, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

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