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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fundamental principle behind many dynamical systems verified

Diffusion is a physical process that is an essential component of innumerable phenomena in nature, including when your lungs transfer oxygen into and carbon dioxide out of your blood. Now a fundamental principle behind diffusion has at last been experimentally verified. An ergodic dynamical system is one for which the average behaviour of a single […]

The Patent World Order

From the Offices of: Lee Stickem, Elisabeth Tooya, And Tyler Howe Esquires   Dear Professor Geoffrey Strickland, It has come to our attention that you have submitted a paper to the Journal of Amazing Mathematicsentitled “A Simple and Concise Proof of Goldbach’s June 30th, 1742 Conjecture”, which we are going to kindly ask that you withdraw […]

Hardy’s Apology: what’s to dislike?

In recent years I’ve felt quite glad I never read G.H. Hardy’s massively influential book A Mathematician’s Apology (1940). I’d heard of this by the time I arrived at university but never got around to borrowing the copy I saw in the Hall library. Recently I decided to take a look and found much to […]