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In the video above… “Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make
all knowledge computational — able to be searched, processed and
manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal
than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.“
Thanks to anonymous for providing the link from my previous LOTR Math entry.
It was drawn by Matt ‘Shaggy’ Bounds and he redrew it so it looks better (as seen above). It’s also on t-shirts.
Check out “Oh You, Math!” for more silly comics like the above (the above one is my favorite ^_^).
From the ScienceDaily:
“UBC researchers have proffered a new mathematical model that seeks to unravel a key evolutionary riddle–namely what factors underlie the generation of biological diversity both within and between species.”
Their research can be found in Science:
Michael Doebeli, Iaroslav Ispolatov. Complexity and Diversity. Science, 2010: 328 (5977): 494-497 DOI: 10.1126/science.1187468
Keep up the good work mathematicians! 😀
If you haven’t seen the video above yet, it’s a video by Matthew Weathers who teaches in the Math Department of Biola University, a private Christian university in a Los Angeles suburb. In it, he does a little joke for the students in his math class.
He also has a halloween video from last year which is rather entertaining:
If only there was a button labeled “i”.
I didn’t make up this formula. Does it make sense to you?
As m increases, z increases, which makes sense.
As f increases, z decreases, which makes sense.
I guess it seems reasonable.