I’ll tell you about some extremely clever methods to tell graphs and knots apart, involving polynomials: the Tutte and HOMFLY polynomials. And they’re closely related.
In which I attempt to explain some of the ideas behind the h-principle.
After the recent tragic death of John Forbes Nash Jr, many tributes have been paid to this great mathematician, who was made famous by the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, and much has been said about his work on game theory. But less has been said about Nash’s other mathematical achievements.
You might not think that an academic computer science course could be classified as an export of military technology. But under the Defence Trade Controls Act – which passed into law in April, and will come into force next year – there is a real possibility that even seemingly innocuous educational and research activities could fall foul of Australian defence export control laws.
The Australian government may have classified your calculator — and phone, and computer, and every electronic device you own — as military weapons.
Integration is less a science and more an art form. It high time we shed some light on this lost art.
A set of links I collated about hyperbolic geometry.
Published in the Australian Mathematical Society Gazette “Mathellaneous” column.
In 2004 for the Mathellaneous column of the AustMS Gazette, I wrote an article about games and Galois theory.
In 2004, I wrote a recreational article for the Australian Mathematical Society Gazette about one of my favourite sequences.