Monthly Archives: April 2009

Book: Modular Forms

A classical and computational introduction is a new book by L.J.P. Kilford. New enough that it even has reference to the resolution of Serre’s conjecture. But this book is really an introduction to the classical aspects of the theory of … Continue reading

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The Housekeeper and the Professor

by Yoko Ogawa. I remember watching half a movie on a plane which was called “The Gift of Numbers” (Hakase No Aishita Sushiki) and was based on the 2004 Japanese novel by Ogawa. Since then, I place the book in … Continue reading

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Another neat number puzzle

I chanced upon this neat number puzzle devised by William Wallace, via wild about maths. It’s form is certainly recognizable, but still the effort deserves praise. I remember a similar puzzle played with a deck of cards. You lay out … Continue reading

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