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Determining the Shape of a Hanging Cable Using Basic Calculus
Determining the Shape of a Hanging Cable Using Basic Calculus
How to Derive the Equation of the Catenary
Marco Tavora Ph.D.
Nov 28
Proving ∫xᵐ dx Using a Riemann Sum
Proving ∫xᵐ dx Using a Riemann Sum
The Connection between Riemann Sums and Riemann Zeta Function
nhw (maths PhD)
Nov 27
Why Clocks in Motion Slow Down According to Relativity Theory
Why Clocks in Motion Slow Down According to Relativity Theory
A Gentle Explanation of Time Dilation and the Relativity of Simultaneity in Special Relativity
Marco Tavora Ph.D.
Nov 27
A Modern Day Mathematical Platonist — Alain Badiou
A Modern Day Mathematical Platonist — Alain Badiou
Alain Badiou (1937-) is a French philosopher. At one point he was the chair of Philosophy at the École normale supérieure (ENS) and founder
Paul Austin Murphy
Nov 26
Physics Puzzles: Why Satellites Don’t Fall From the Sky
Physics Puzzles: Why Satellites Don’t Fall From the Sky
Gravitation is ubiquitous. Its presence is felt at any place. Isolation doesn’t exist in the universe; everything stays connected with…
Wojciech Wieczorek
Nov 26
Meet Our Writers — Wojciech Wieczorek
Meet Our Writers — Wojciech Wieczorek
This interview is part of a series of stories featuring some of the personalities writing for Cantor’s Paradise.
Cantor’s Paradise Team
Nov 26
Two Myths of Numerical Integration, Debunked
Two Myths of Numerical Integration, Debunked
Many programmers believe that the use of higher order integration algorithms, combined with a large number of integration interval…
Giovanni Organtini
Nov 26
The Einstein-Grossman Collaboration
The Einstein-Grossman Collaboration
The general theory of relativity was pieced together by many renowned people
Areeba Merriam
Nov 25
Biographies
The Mozart of Mathematics — Niels Henrik Abel
The Mozart of Mathematics — Niels Henrik Abel
“Although Abel shared with many mathematicians a complete lack of musical talent, I will not sound absurd if I compare his kind of…
Jørgen Veisdal
Sep 3
Kurt Gödel’s Brilliant Madness
Kurt Gödel’s Brilliant Madness
“Modern math’s absolute Prince of Darkness” — David Foster Wallace
Jørgen Veisdal
Jun 12
The Anarchist Abstractionist — Who was Alexander Grothendieck?
The Anarchist Abstractionist — Who was Alexander Grothendieck?
“The greatest mathematician of the 20th century” -Le Monde (2014)
Jørgen Veisdal
Apr 2
The Absent-Minded Father of Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener
The Absent-Minded Father of Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener
“When we met, was I walking to the faculty club or away from it? I’m wondering, because in the latter case I’ve already had my lunch”
Jørgen Veisdal
Mar 7
The Eccentric and Ingenious Father of the Atomic Bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer
The Eccentric and Ingenious Father of the Atomic Bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer
“Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Jørgen Veisdal
Dec 26, 2019
The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann
The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann
“Most mathematicians prove what they can, von Neumann proves what he wants”
Jørgen Veisdal
Nov 11, 2019
The Mathematical Nomad, Paul Erdős
The Mathematical Nomad, Paul Erdős
“The Man Who Loved Only Numbers”
Jørgen Veisdal
Jul 19, 2019
The Beautiful Life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
The Beautiful Life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
“He was so incredibly himself” — Herta Newman
Jørgen Veisdal
Jun 16, 2019
The Nature of Infinity, and Beyond
The Nature of Infinity, and Beyond
An introduction to Georg Cantor’s transfinite paradise
Jørgen Veisdal
Dec 17, 2018
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