Hallo, new Mastodon users! Here on mathstodon.xyz we've got a couple of mathematical emoji: and . I'd love to add some more. If you can make a PNG image the same size as those, send it to me and I'll add it. Faces of famous mathematicians are an easy place to start; could we have some shapes, polyhedra, or other mathographics too?
428. THE GARDENER AND THE COOK. A correspondent, signing himself "Simple Simon," suggested that I should give a special catch puzzle in the issue of _The Weekly Dispatch_ for All Fools' Day, 1900. So I gave the following, and it caused considerable amusement; for out of a very large body of competitors,
many quite expert, not a single person solved it, though it ran for nearly a month.
"The illustration is a fancy sketch of my correspondent, 'Simple Simon,' (1/4)
Buy my free book!
"Voilà turns #Jupyter notebooks in standalone web applications."
This year's "GCSE #maths exam hard" story doesn't seem to pick out an individual question for condemnation: https://www.unilad.co.uk/featured/gcse-maths-student-left-distraught-over-exam-paper-three/
Is this progress?
@christianp ah, a set of write angles
I will see myself out now
Does anybody need a set of orthogonal whiteboard markers? #3dprinted
Oh, funny, you can 500 example.com:
Death of Proof (The Pleasures of Failure I): https://theinnerframe.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/death-of-proof-the-pleasures-of-failure-i/
The tale of Horgan's surface, a nonexistent minimal surface whose existence was incorrectly predicted by numerical experiments, named sarcastically after a journalist who incautiously suggested proof was dead. See also http://www.indiana.edu/~minimal/essays/horgan/index.html and https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4133; via Carnival of Mathematics 170, https://mathenchant.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/carnival-of-mathematics-170/
Mathematician, koala fan, mathstodon.xyz admin,
⅓ of https://aperiodical.com
A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.
\) for inline LaTeX, and
\] for display mode.