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M. Hampton boosted

3d-printed models of the chaotic attractors from dynamical systems:
ams.org/journals/notices/20201 (Stephen K. Lucas, Evelyn Sander, and Laura Taalman in the cover article of the latest Notices)

Trying to illustrate normal modes of oscillation for my online textbook; current effort is pretty janky:

I've been using my mathematical perspective to design free and open source sound synthesis and sequencing modules for VCV rack: library.vcvrack.com/?brand=Zet

Mainly testing how mastodon handles this - its a link to a cover song and video I made: youtu.be/x6Ib55Xa8vU

My free online text on differential equations and linear algebra is almost done: d.umn.edu/~mhampton/ODELA/

Its consistently cold in the winter here. When I moved here, I thought of that as a bad thing. But really it isn't: it guarantees many fun things: youtu.be/eKdi0PDQrZ0

I've been enjoying watching videos from "The Coding Train", which covers a lot of different programming topics, including Mastodon! (youtube.com/watch?v=sKSxBd56H7)
Strangely addictive because the presenter is so enthused.

Interactive demo of using Newton's method in the complex plane with a cubic. Its a little slow, any ideas for improvements are welcome:
d.umn.edu/~mhampton/NewtCubicA

Numerous historical places in China that I visited recently were adorning their renovated cement handrails with cuboctahedra. I asked a few Chinese math professors and none of them had any idea why, and did not think they had any historical significance. I'm still curious if there is some interesting background info here.

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