Monthly Archives: February 2006

Forecasts

My previous job was doing operations research in a big logistic company. The problem of the day was making accurate forecasts. For example, the amount of work fluctuated significantly from day to day and we needed an accurate gauge of … Continue reading

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Mathematifying the House

Stuff I would like to have if I have cash to spare Modular Cabinets. A meter of [tex]\pi[/tex]. Actually I would want more than a metre, but enough to go around all four walls of the spare room. Two other … Continue reading

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The Four Pillars of Geometry

By John Stillwell. I picked this up from the new arrivals counter at the library. The hyperbolic tessellation on the front cover was invitation enough for me. The book is about teaching geometry to undergrads from four different perspectives: 1) … Continue reading

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