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Reading the Comics, May 7, 2022: Does Comic Strip Master Command Not Do Mathematics Anymore Edition?
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/05/11/reading-the-comics-may-7-2022-does-comic-strip-master-command-not-do-mathematics-anymore-edition/#respondWed, 11 May 2022 18:00:18 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=8585Continue reading "Reading the Comics, May 7, 2022: Does Comic Strip Master Command Not Do Mathematics Anymore Edition?"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/05/11/reading-the-comics-may-7-2022-does-comic-strip-master-command-not-do-mathematics-anymore-edition/feed/0nebusresearchJohn Venn, as a father, complaining: 'Why can't you brats pick up your HULA HOOPS when you're done playing with ... hang on. Wait a sec ... ' He's looking at three circles of about the same size, overlapping as a three-set Venn diagram. Caption: 'One day at the Venn House.'Title: 'Physics hypotheses that are still on the table.' One is the No-Boundary Proposal, represented with a wireframe geodesic of an open cup. Another is The Weyl Curvature, represented with a wireframe model of a pointed ellipsoid. The punch line is The Victoria Principle, a small pile of beauty-care products.Orange imp, speaking to a blue imp: 'What are you doing? Blue imp, who's sitting in the air, floating: 'I'm using my powers to make math work.' Orange: 'What?' Blue: 'If I lose my concentration, math stops working.' Blue falls over, crying, 'Oops!' Blue picks self up off the ground and says, 'There! Are all nineteen of you happy now?'How April 2022 Treated My Mathematics Blog
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/05/04/how-april-2022-treated-my-mathematics-blog/#respondWed, 04 May 2022 18:00:19 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=8578Continue reading "How April 2022 Treated My Mathematics Blog"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/05/04/how-april-2022-treated-my-mathematics-blog/feed/0nebusresearchBar chart of two and a half years' worth of monthly readership figures. There was a huge peak around October 2019, and a much lower but fairly steady wave of readership after that. It's slightly increased for January 2022, dropped for February, rose slightly for March, and dropped a small bit in April again.How to Add Up Powers of Numbers
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/04/20/reading-the-comics-april-17-2022-did-i-catch-comic-strip-master-command-by-surprise-edition/#commentsWed, 20 Apr 2022 18:00:18 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=8570Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 17, 2022: Did I Catch Comic Strip Master Command By Surprise Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/04/20/reading-the-comics-april-17-2022-did-i-catch-comic-strip-master-command-by-surprise-edition/feed/4nebusresearchTeacher, pointing to the blackboard with 4 + 4 - 2 = written on it: 'Ella, how should we solve this problem?' Ella: 'Rock, paper, scissors?'Reading the Comics, April 10, 2022: Quantum Entanglement Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/04/13/reading-the-comics-april-10-2022-quantum-entanglement-edition/#commentsWed, 13 Apr 2022 18:00:21 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=8567Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 10, 2022: Quantum Entanglement Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/04/13/reading-the-comics-april-10-2022-quantum-entanglement-edition/feed/3nebusresearchArchie holds a textbook. His eyes are closed at first, and then they pop open. He chuckles some, and sighs wistfully. The teacher says, 'Archie, kindly keep your mind off your latest date and back on your differential calculus!' Archie whispers to Veronica, 'How did he know my mind wasn't on my differential calculus?'Ripley's selection of panels. The relevant one: 'An 'impossible' math problem proposed by mathematician Leonhard Euler more than 240 years ago was solved in 2021 by using quantum entanglement.' There's also a panel about the baudet de Poitou donkey, in France, which grows hair long enough to reach the ground; it looks like a donkey covered in tinsel.Reading the Comics, April 2, 2022: Pi Day Extra Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/04/06/reading-the-comics-april-2-2022-pi-day-extra-edition/#commentsWed, 06 Apr 2022 18:00:45 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=8560Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 2, 2022: Pi Day Extra Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/04/06/reading-the-comics-april-2-2022-pi-day-extra-edition/feed/2nebusresearchMathematics teacher: 'You have 10 minutes left, people.' Peter: 'You can do this, Peter, think!' He draws a unit circle, and starts cutting slices to represent angles of pi/4, (2/3)*pi, (9/8)*pi, -pi/,4, and so on. He thinks; his diagram of the circle with angles cut into it turns into a pizza pie, covered with pepperoni and mushrooms. Peter buries his head in his desk. Teacher: 'Let's try not to drool on our test, Mr Fox.' Peter: 'Trig class should NOT be the period before lunch.'Customer of the Moebius steakhouse, pointing to his plate: 'Excuse me, I ordered the strip steak.' Waiter: 'Correct, sir. The Moebius strip steak.' The steak is a Moebius strip, curling back onto itself, resting atop the bare plate.Waitress, punching her time clock (at 1:04 pm): 'Geez, is that all I worked today? 3.14 hours?' Tina: '3.14? Ha - that's pi.' Waitress: 'What's Pi?' Tina: 'In math it's an infinite number that just keeps going.' Waitress: 'Man, no wonder it felt like the day would never end.'How March 2022 Treated My Mathematics Blog
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/04/04/how-march-2022-treated-my-mathematics-blog/#commentsMon, 04 Apr 2022 18:00:04 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=8555Continue reading "How March 2022 Treated My Mathematics Blog"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/04/04/how-march-2022-treated-my-mathematics-blog/feed/1nebusresearchBar chart of two and a half years' worth of monthly readership figures. There was a huge peak around October 2019, and a much lower but fairly steady wave of readership after that. It's slightly increased for January 2022, dropped for February, and rose slightly for March.What I Learned Writing the Little 2021 Mathematics A-to-Z
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/03/23/what-i-wrote-about-in-my-little-2021-mathematics-a-to-z/#commentsWed, 23 Mar 2022 18:00:57 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=8548Continue reading "What I Wrote About In My Little 2021 Mathematics A to Z"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/03/23/what-i-wrote-about-in-my-little-2021-mathematics-a-to-z/feed/1nebusresearchReading the Comics, March 14, 2022: Pi Day Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/03/21/reading-the-comics-march-14-2022-pi-day-edition/#commentsMon, 21 Mar 2022 18:00:49 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=8540Continue reading "Reading the Comics, March 14, 2022: Pi Day Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2022/03/21/reading-the-comics-march-14-2022-pi-day-edition/feed/8nebusresearchA numeral 3 reads the Personals, and circles one which reads: '.1415 looking for friendship, maybe more.' The caption: 'Pi-Curious'Grandpa, watching Edison bake a tray of pi-shaped cookies: 'What are those?' Edison: 'Pi cookies.' Grandpa: 'What are you going to fill them with?' Edison: Nothing.' Grandpa: 'So ... they're *not* pies, then.' Edison: 'Yeah they are. Look.' (He holds one out.) Grandpa, to Dad: 'That kid of yours doesn't know a thing about baking.'Will, a dog, addressing the audience, while holding a pie in his hand: 'It's Pi day, which means you go find your nerdiest friend ... ' The pie splorts into Wheeler's face ' ... And hit them with a pie.' Wheeler, munching: 'At least it's pecan this year.'[ On the flight to Oregon, Mark Trail is already on a mission ... to learn everything he can about his father's new business partner, Jadsen Sterline! ] Mark Trail: 'Who is this guy and why's he trying to pull the wool over my dad's eyes?' Cherry Trail 'Mark? I snuck you a piece of pie from the airport cafe.' Mark Trail: 'Aw, thank!' [ Today is a good day for pie! ]At an intersection, the numeral 6 says, 'After you ... ' to the leading 3 of a decimal representation of pi. Caption: 'A decision Sharon came to regret.'One chicken, sitting at a table with another; there's a clock on the table: 'How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?' Other chicken: 'Um ... you do know that speed dating isn't a contest to see how quickly you can scare away the other person, right?'Two women at a table, eating a pie. First woman: 'I thought Pi Day was yesterday.' Second woman: 'Why question the pie? Just enjoy.'