Here is an interesting puzzle for today - 25th June.
Bernhard Riemann was a great German mathematician who died in 1866 at the age of 39. You can read more about him here Riemann as a Ph D student Here is a list of things named after him. • Riemann bilinear relations • Riemann conditions • Riemann form • Riemann function • Riemann–Hurwitz formula •... Continue Reading →
I received few responses on this post and what it meant. So here is a post elaborating on that. Petals of certain flowers are often found in Fibonacci series formation. In this case there were 8, which is a Fibonacci series number (1,1,2,3,5,8...) You can read more about occurrence of this series in nature/flowers here.... Continue Reading →
Magic of Compounding: In 1626, Peter Minuit of Netherlands bought the island of Manhattan from the Lenape people for a basket of clothes, beads and other stuff that would have been worth just $24 then. Now, you might think that the native Americans were robbed. Actually, if they were able to invest that $24 in... Continue Reading →
Leonhard Euler, arguably the most influential mathematician in history, the ‘master of us all’ in the words of Pierre-Simon Laplace, was born on this day, 15 April in 1707. Explore the wonderful Euler Archive here! And here is a Youtube documentary of the great mathematician... https://youtu.be/fEWj93XjON0 All the following symbols in mathematics were inteoduced by... Continue Reading →
Today is National Pi Day (March 14th or 3/14). I wrote a blog on this in 2018 which you can read here. There is a whole website dedicated to Pi Day! Interestingly, Pi Day is mentioned as "National Pi Day" not "International Pi Day". Did you notice that? That's because 3/14 (mm/dd) nomenclature is followed in... Continue Reading →
I recently saw this great TED talk by math teacher and communicator Roger Antonsen on the topic "Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world". Roger starts with his definition of Understanding as "it is something which has to do with your ability to change perspective" and then he uses Mathematics as a medium... Continue Reading →