10 Republicans vote against Pi
Incidentally, I voted for e, as did a plurality here, I see. I personally like e so much because, as you point out, e^ix = cos x + i sin x, an equation that still thrills and astounds me, almost 40 years after I first saw it in second semester math at ...
LINCOLN is Best of 2012, According to Dallas Critics
Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were ARGO (2), ZERO DARK THIRTY (3), LIFE OF PI (4), LES MISERABLES (5), MOONRISE KINGDOM (6), SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (7), SKYFALL (8), THE MASTER (9) and BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (10).
Treat Code as Data
For example, this bit of code shouldn't seem scary: var num = Math.Sin(Math.PI / 4.0); Do you know whether Math.Sin computes the sine of the angle when you call it? In many libraries, numeric methods like these are implemented using a large lookup table.
Likening the scriptures unto ourselves
(TPJS, pp. 11-12) Step 3: Memorize Scriptures. The Psalmist in Psalm 119:11 declared, "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." We should all strive to memorize portions of the Scriptures. Start by memorizing some of your ...
Naming Names in QED
On the theory side, the interesting issue has to do with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga. While Julian Schwinger and Richard Feynman were well connected to the physics community, and invited to the Shelter Island workshop to hear about new developments, Tomonaga was ...