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Partitions of Graphs III: Ramanujan meets Kevin Bacon

This is the third in a series (see also Partitions of Graphs I and Partitions of Graphs II). Chances are you’ve played with graphs before.  If you’ve ever played the Kevin Bacon game, you’ve played with graphs.  The game goes … Continue reading

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More Pop Math

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post Pop Math. I am aiming at giving examples of what I am calling pop math. Thanks to Kaz for our first examples: the golden ratio and geometric art. But before I get into … Continue reading

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Pop Math

One of my favorite movies is Mr. Holland’s Opus, starring Richard Dreyfus. It’s about a man (Mr. Holland) who, contrary to his expectations finds himself teaching high school music classes rather than being a professional performance musician. At first Mr. … Continue reading

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