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Book Review: Ian Stewart's "From Here to Infinity"

A Guest Post by Emily Polak From Here to Infinity: A Guide to Today‚Äôs Mathematics By Ian Stewart 1996 edition "From Here to Infinity" is an enchanting read, which inspires both budding mathematicians, and curious outsiders alike. For mathematicians are mysterious beings to the general population; enshrouded in a cloak of cryptic symbols, they slip […]

Essay Questions in Mathematics? Sure!

Early one morning in the halls of a typical mathematics department, Katie, a graduate student in the field of higher category theory, walks into her final exam for grad algebra 1. She had enough sleep the previous night, and feels confident about her abilities. The first question is a routine application of Nakayama's lemma, and […]