A Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z Appendix: Are Colbert Numbers A Thing?


This is something I didn’t have space for in the proper A To Z sequence. And it’s more a question than exposition anyway. But what the heck: I like excuses to use my nice shiny art package. I was looking for mathematics topics I might write about if I didn’t get requests for particular letters. … Continue reading “A Summer 2017 Mathematics A To Z Appendix: Are Colbert Numbers A Thing?”

The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Yang Hui’s Triangle


Today’s is another request from gaurish and another I’m glad to have as it let me learn things too. That’s a particularly fun kind of essay to have here. Yang Hui’s Triangle. It’s a triangle. Not because we’re interested in triangles, but because it’s a particularly good way to organize what we’re doing and show … Continue reading “The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Yang Hui’s Triangle”

The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Voronoi Diagram


This is one I never heard of before grad school. And not my first year in grad school either; I was pretty well past the point I should’ve been out of grad school before I remember hearing of it, somehow. I can’t explain that. Voronoi Diagram. Take a sheet of paper. Draw two dots on … Continue reading “The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Voronoi Diagram”

The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Normal Numbers


Today’s A To Z term is another of gaurish’s requests. It’s also a fun one so I’m glad to have reason to write about it. Normal Numbers A normal number is any real number you never heard of. Yeah, that’s not what we say a normal number is. But that’s what a normal number is. … Continue reading “The End 2016 Mathematics A To Z: Normal Numbers”