**brentfarwick + math**
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TeachYourselfLogic2017.pdf

7 weeks ago by brentfarwick

What it says. And apparently a fair amount of math.

book
philosophy
logic
math
autodidact
7 weeks ago by brentfarwick

Hackery, Math & Design — Acko.net

november 2018 by brentfarwick

Lots of really nifty math and computer graphics stuff. He's the "One True Parabola" guy.

math
parabola
programming
graphics
november 2018 by brentfarwick

Introduction To Calculus With Derivatives - adit.io

september 2018 by brentfarwick

Very nice explainer of the derivative. Opens with a discussion about guessing squares of arbitrary numbers.

Strictly online.

calculus
math
derivative
explain
online
Strictly online.

september 2018 by brentfarwick

Jay's Blog

august 2018 by brentfarwick

A nifty way to decompose fractions. Don't skip the comments -- good stuff there, too.

math
partial_fractions
alternative
august 2018 by brentfarwick

User:LucasVB/Gallery - Wikipedia

july 2018 by brentfarwick

Crazy-good animations and diagrams of mathematical and physical topics. He likes to use a home brew programming setup using PHP, GD, and the free raytracer POV-Ray. I think I need to revisit GD.

graphics
math
science
diagrams
animation
gd
july 2018 by brentfarwick

User:David Eppstein/Gallery - Wikimedia Commons

july 2018 by brentfarwick

Beautiful diagrams. Most in public domain. Creator is a professor at UCI.

diagram
math
public
domain
graph_theory
july 2018 by brentfarwick

Free Linear Algebra textbook

june 2018 by brentfarwick

Free linear algebra textbook (with answers) available on this page. Also the source latex is available. Some on HN commented on how much they liked the typesetting of the book. Author seems like a nice guy.

linear
algebra
math
pdf
june 2018 by brentfarwick

The Math of Card Shuffling

june 2018 by brentfarwick

Introduces a simple way to think about shuffling -- the single card riffle. Need to study this.

math
cards
shuffle
june 2018 by brentfarwick

This Thing For Which We Have No Name | Edge.org

june 2018 by brentfarwick

A good read. He argues that capitalism is anything but rational -- indeed a purely rational actor(s) would quickly become predictable and be gamed. He argues that we go to McDonald's in a foreign country because it provides a guarantee of not being completely awful, that is it "satifices" -- a word he made up. He asserts (and I concur) that neoclassical economists created an imaginary species, "homo economicus" just so they could mathematically model it.

economics
math
common_sense
june 2018 by brentfarwick

Statistician Proves Gaussian Correlation Inequality | Quanta Magazine

april 2018 by brentfarwick

A charming story that includes a theorem (formerly a conjecture) that might help you someday. It helps determine how likely it is that hitting one criterion makes it that you will hit the other.

math
statistics
gaussian
april 2018 by brentfarwick

The Line Between Aggressive and Crazy - RHS Financial

october 2017 by brentfarwick

Kelly's formula for how much of your bankroll to bet.

Edwin O. Thorp (Beat the Dealer) made use of this. It's still valid with respect to investing.

betting
investing
bankroll
shannon
thorp
math
kelly
Edwin O. Thorp (Beat the Dealer) made use of this. It's still valid with respect to investing.

october 2017 by brentfarwick

3Blue1Brown - YouTube - YouTube

october 2017 by brentfarwick

good conceptual videos that really explain the fundamentals of various branches of math. The animations are excellent.

math
video
linear
algebra
calculus
topology
goodstuff
october 2017 by brentfarwick

Hearing the shape of a drum - Wikipedia

september 2017 by brentfarwick

Maybe someday I'll understand this?

math
physics
drum
shape
area
frequency
september 2017 by brentfarwick

Ask HN: What are your favourite developer blogs? | Hacker News

september 2017 by brentfarwick

Good place to find interesting blogs.

blog
tech
math
curated
list
september 2017 by brentfarwick

The Believer Logger

august 2017 by brentfarwick

Very good article, at least the portion I've read. Covers topics such as what is a personality, limits of imagination, how loss of memory with age affects identity--when does a person stop being the same person? Just good stuff.

identity
philosophy
dementia
personality
goodstuff
learning
math
creativity
august 2017 by brentfarwick

Euclid's Elements, Table of Contents

august 2017 by brentfarwick

All 12, not the usual 6.

math
geometry
euclid
online
complete
august 2017 by brentfarwick

The Lost Art of Square Roots – Math Memoirs – Medium

july 2017 by brentfarwick

Shows how, with graphic aids, to find the square of a large number using only pencil and paper. She provides some nice visual insight.

math
square
root
howto
july 2017 by brentfarwick

Intuition behind permutations and combinations – Building VTS

july 2017 by brentfarwick

Looks good at first glance. Uses tree diagrams to help explain permutations and combinations.

math
permutation
combination
tree
july 2017 by brentfarwick

A Path Less Taken to the Peak of the Math World | Quanta Magazine

june 2017 by brentfarwick

Story of Huh, a South Korean who started math late in life and discovered an impressive graph proof.

math
personality
graph
theory
june 2017 by brentfarwick

Online texts

june 2017 by brentfarwick

A list of open/free math texts from georgia tech

math
book
textbook
pdf
free
goodstuff
june 2017 by brentfarwick

How does calculator find the sine of an angle?

june 2017 by brentfarwick

A brief discussion of how calculators calculate sine values. Something called the Cordic method is mentioned and the field of numerical methods.

calculate
sine
math
numerical
cordic
june 2017 by brentfarwick

Nine chapters

june 2017 by brentfarwick

Some really clever word problems here.

chinese
math
history
goodstuff
june 2017 by brentfarwick

Essence of calculus, chapter 1 - YouTube

may 2017 by brentfarwick

Have not yet watched. Looks similar to "Better Explained."

calculus
visual
essence
math
youtube
may 2017 by brentfarwick

A Primer on Bézier Curves

april 2017 by brentfarwick

a free book (site) on Bezier curves. Good stuff.

bezier_curve
math
graphics
computer
programming
goodstuff
april 2017 by brentfarwick

Calculus Revisited: Multivariable Calculus | MIT OpenCourseWare

april 2017 by brentfarwick

Good 1970's lecture videos plus resources. Herb Gross lectures.

math
multivariable_calculus
calculus
vid_lecture
herb_gross
MIT
april 2017 by brentfarwick

Preface | MIT Calculus Revisited: Single Variable Calculus - YouTube

april 2017 by brentfarwick

Herb Gross lecturing single var calculus. Old--1970s--but very good MIT lectures. There is a 38 video playlist.

vid_lecture
math
single_var
calculus
MIT
herb_gross
april 2017 by brentfarwick

Part I: Complex Variables | Calculus Revisited: Complex Variables, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra | MIT OpenCourseWare

april 2017 by brentfarwick

This guys is so good. These are old 1970 lectures, but very good.

vid_lecture
complex_vars
linear_alg
differential_eqs
math
april 2017 by brentfarwick

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