# Archive for May, 2008

30 May 2008

Mathematics Illuminated is an award winning video series from Annenberg Media.

Some of the video topics include Primes, Infinity, Topology, Game Theory and Chaos.

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26 May 2008

After spending a few days in Greece, I headed back to Singapore via Dubai.

The route taken by Emirates avoids the worst trouble spots in the Middle East. As the sun set, there were strange lights on the aircraft wing.

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Tags: Culture

25 May 2008

I visited Nafplio in Greece recently. It is a harbor town with a rich history, due to its strategic position. The Franks, Venetians and the Ottomans all had a go at ruling Nafplio, before it served as the country's capital once it gained independence.

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Tags: Culture

19 May 2008

In this Newsletter:

1. New in Interactive Mathematics - Vectors

2. Math tips - (a) Temperatures; (b) Exam fear

3. Latest IntMath Poll

4. RSS feeds for the Math Blog

5. From the math blog

6. Money and happiness

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18 May 2008

Santorini is a spectacular volcanic island in the Cyclades group of islands, a 20-minute flight southeast of Athens.

The main town of Thira is built precariously right on the edge of the volcano.

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Tags: Culture

17 May 2008

Greece had a large influence on Western thought and methods of governance. Here's some recollections from my recent visit to Athens.

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Tags: Culture, Math notation, Sustainability

11 May 2008

There's a lot more to vectors than just forces and velocities.

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Posted in Mathematics category **|** 3 Comments »

Tags: Graphs, Technology

7 May 2008

In this Newsletter

1. Welcome to new subscribers

2. Math tips - (a) Statistics; (b) Study groups

3. Latest IntMath Poll

4. Joshua, a satisfied reader

5. From the math blog

6. The source of everything

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6 May 2008

Can we measure a country’s level of happiness? Can we properly compare the happiness of different countries?

What does it mean to be happy, anyway?

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Posted in Mathematics category **|** 4 Comments »

Tags: Culture

2 May 2008

The Beamz is a music performance system that requires the player to break string-like laser beams. A USB connection to a computer drives the back end. Oh, and there's some nice mathematics involved.

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Tags: Culture, Technology

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