Alissa Chase
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That's All Folks
For the past 8 weeks, I have spent two days a week traveling through the history of mathematics. Sounds...boring right? Honestly, it was anything but. I've never been one for history or facts, but learning about my area of concentration deeper, was the furt...
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The Math Book
Picking this book up I thought it was quite intimidating, however skimming through it, that's not the right word to describe this book. This book is thick but full of 250 of the most intriguing mathematical milestones. I really like how the book travels thr...
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Can Women Do Math?
History proves they can. Some of the great women mathematicians include Hypatia, Agnesi, and Noether; each contributing their own piece into the world of mathematics. Hypatia, more often remembered for her violent death, was one of the last great thinking o...
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The Joy of X
"Did O.J. do it? How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it? How does Google search the Internet? How many people should you date before settling down? Believe it or not, math plays a crucial role in answering all of these questions...
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The Joy of X
" Did O.J. do it? How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it? How does Google search the Internet? How many people should you date before settling down? Believe it or not, math plays a crucial role in answering all of these question...
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Elephants Can't Bungee Jump
Oh, but they can. It all started with Galileo's Thought Experiment. Galileo wanted to know what would happen if two objects, of different weight, were dropped at the same height, which would reach the ground first. We know that the objects would hit the gro...
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Numbers and Their BFFs
Amicable numbers. First off, what are they?  Amicable numbers are  two different  numbers  so related that the sum of the proper divisors of each is equal to the other number (thank you Wiki). But what does that exactly mean? Let's look at an example: To sh...