Month

Hi everyone! Faithful followers who have stuck around after a few postless years: thank you and good for you!

For the record, I am not planning on reviving this blog as a math meme thing. I might use it to post fun math things, who knows, though some of that does still make its way onto my personal blog. I still love math! A lot! More than ever, really: I made this blog when I was in my first year of a Statistics degree, and after a lil switch I’m now wrapping up the third year of a BSc specialization in Math. very fun.

anyways! thanks for your support, hello, and keep doing them maths.

Actual Definitions of Commonly Confused Mathematical Terms

CLEARLY: I don’t want to write down all the in-between steps.

TRIVIAL: If I have to show you how to do this, you’re in the wrong class.

OBVIOUSLY: I hope you weren’t sleeping when we discussed this earlier, because I refuse to repeat it.

RECALL: I shouldn’t have to tell you this, but for those of you who erase your memory tapes after every test, here it is again.

WITHOUT LOSS OF GENERALITY: I’m not about to do all the possible cases, so I’ll do one and let you figure out the rest.

ONE MAY SHOW: One did, his name was Gauss.

IT IS WELL KNOWN: See “Mathematische Zeitschrift”, vol XXXVI, 1892.

CHECK FOR YOURSELF: This is the boring part of the proof, so you can do it on your own time.

SKETCH OF A PROOF: I couldn’t verify the details, so I’ll break it down into parts I couldn’t prove.

FINALLY: Only ten more steps to go.

PROOF OMITTED: Trust me, it’s true.

THIS. I haaate it when my profs say ‘clearly’ :(

it’s like

YOU HAVE A PHD, OF COURSE THIS IS CLEAR TO YOU.

one of my textbooks actually uses “OBVIOUSLY” a whole lot and it makes me feel dumb when I am like “wait how the EFF is this obvious I don’t get it” :(

He looked me in the eyes, got down on one knee, and pulled out a little black box. When he opened it, I saw it. It was beautiful. The integers.

Sorry there is no video of my interpretive dance. I have all the moves down still so I might try to do a repeat performance in my living room.

Awwww :( it is okay though, A++ for effort, srsly

“[…] Mathematics is buried deep in the very fabric of who we are. It is an activity that helps define us. If the day arrives that we travel to a distant solar system and visit other intelligent beings, they may ask “Who are you?” We will say with pride, “We are the counters; we know numbers.””—from *The Mathematical Traveler* by Calvin C. Clawson

On behalf of my fiancee and I (who met through this blog), I thank you :)
--pretty sure you can guess who this is LOL--

SORRY IT TOOK ME LIKE FIVE YRS TO TACKLE THE MESSAGES ON HERE AGAIN

but look at this, followers- pretty cool, right? :) math! bringing people together!

math jokes?

OK so my school’s Mathematic Sciences Society is in search of this year’s t-shirt design- something funny and math-y, naturally. any awesome ideas?

Been back at school for 3 weeks here in the U.K. I seem to be the only person in my A-level Further Mathematics course who is actually enjoying the statistics parts. I don't understand why.

Woo, go stats!

/bias

/am a honors stats major myself

Hello? Is this thing on? Back to school!

YEP that is right!

I’m actually working on my calc assignment right now, hence some inspiration :3 hopefully I can tackle the backlog of messages soon enough!

until then, GO MATH etc :)

sierpinski carpets, on sale for 11.1% off

So I'm trolling through your entire blog and it seems like I'm reposting / liking everything ever. Thank you so much for the wonderful memes! I can't wait to show all my fellow math majors :)

Oh! Thank you so much! It’s really awesome that there are “people like us”, right?

ps: sorry I suck at updating this. Class starts up again on the 7th -> I will be taking more math -> inspiration?

thanks thanks thanks for all the messages :')

been really busy/rarely home lately so I can’t get to them now, but I will soon! I promise! keep being awesome :)

LaTeX!

I’ve spoken to a couple of people here about using LaTeX as a means through which one can convey scientific documents in a very attractive and professional typeset. You may have even seen some of what I work with written in LaTeX typeset, on my blog. It’s likely the most widely used form of publishing scientific and mathematical papers today, and if you’re interested in pursuing science or math later on, I’d bet that you’ll run into LaTeX sooner or later! When I started using it, I became addicted — and every science and math report I’ve written ever since has become that much more professional-looking. So, for the masses, in case you’re curious:

— make sure to read the documents that come with the download package!Download LaTeX

— use the external links to find more advanced commands.Learn basic LaTeX commands

— this will be your go-to source for many, many, otherwise scarcely-used symbols.Find unusual commands by drawing their output symbol!I hope some people find this as useful as I did, and still do, and if you find it useful, reblog! Enjoy.

Relevant! LaTeX is such a beauty of a thing.

PS: SUBMIT MEMES PLZ :)

I always liked making graphs using rand. They're all spikey and whatnot!

YES. THANK YOU. same here! so much fun. it’s beautiful.

SHE'S ALIVE! Welcome back to posting :D

AW YEAH WHADDUP

ps: thanks! nice to know that there are people out there who appreciate my existence! I’ve been real busy, so I’m sorry if my presence is inconsistent but keep on reading & submitting, everyone :)

How cool is this?! http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/05/math-monday-cut-and-fold-escher-2.html

WOW this is such a beauty!

ps: Escher ftw. My city’s art gallery had an exhibition of some of his stuff last fall, and oh WOW awesome stuff

PPS: BONUS POINTS TO ANYONE WHO MAKES THIS!