In the two and a half years (or so) since I left academia for industry, I’ve worked with a number of math majors and math PhDs outside of academia and talked to a number ofContinue reading
Fourier series express functions as a sum of sines and cosines of different frequencies. Bessel series are analogous, expressing functions as a sum of Bessel functions of different orders. Fourier series arise naturally when workingContinue reading
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Ten life lessons from differential equations: Some problems simply have no solution. Some problems have no simple solution. Some problems have many solutions. Determining that a solution exists may be half the work of findingContinue reading
The other day in the news there was a note about a particular question in one of the national curriculum exams… I thought it was a bit of an odd thing for a maths questionContinue reading
ICM2014 — opening ceremony // Gowers’s Weblog I’d forgotten just how full the first day of an ICM is. First, you need to turn up early for the opening ceremony, so you end up sittingContinue reading
Review of Stochastic Calculus and Differential Equations for Physics and Finance, by Joseph L. McCauley Download a free copy of the review here.
Donaldson one of five to win most lucrative mathematics prize ever established Simon Donaldson received the ‘Breakthrough’ $3m (£1.8m) prize and trophy for “new revolutionary invariants of four-dimensional manifolds”. The Breakthrough prize in mathematics wasContinue reading
Some people use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp-post, for support rather than illumination.