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Roots of Unity

Roots of Unity

Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.

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

Uber, but for Topological Spaces

So it's cold and rainy, and you're up a little too late trying to figure out why that one pesky assumption is necessary in a theorem. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just order up a space that was path connected but not locally connected?

February 28, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

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