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 finding[…]
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 question[…]
Now Reviewing: Fractional Calculus by R Herrmann
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 sitting[…]
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 was[…]
Some people use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp-post, for support rather than illumination.
As probably some of you know, I am currently writing a book about MATLAB and Octave focussed at new comers to both programming and the MATLAB/Octave environments. The book is tentatively entitled “Essential MATLAB and[…]
The misuse of maths in psychology “Think positively!” – a seemingly innocuous remark you might hear every so often… you might have even read it in one of those self-help books, or even from renowned[…]