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Benjamin Balas
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Visual Neuroscientist on the Northern Plains
Visual Neuroscientist on the Northern Plains

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A recent drawing that I posted on my art diary.

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I’m going to do something a little different in this post, which is geared more towards grown-ups who like playing around with programming and recreational mathematics. Even so, there might be some good stuff here for kids who are comfortable with some prog...

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Free books!
This isn't a new problem set, but I thought this was too good to not post here. Springer has made a large number of graduate and undergraduate mathematics textbooks available for free! Obviously these are for grown-ups who want to learn more mathematics rat...

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Ice Skating (approximately)!
Link to PSet Answer Key: Pending It's been a while since I posted a new problem set (and I still owe everyone an answer key for HW8), but hopefully I can make up for that with the return of Boofernaut and Boofinski. This time, the two of them are doing some...

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Adding Arrows!
Link to PSet Answer Key: Pending You know what we're doing a lot of in first-grade math at school? Adding small numbers. Over and over and over again. Needless to say this is wearing a bit thin already, so I thought we could extend addition a bit by introdu...

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Halloween Geometry
Link to PSet Since Halloween's nearly here, I thought a problem set with some spooky shapes would be fun. There's no answer key for this one because these are more like exercises than real problems: We walk through two fairly simple compass and straightedge...
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