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Operators, Functions, and Properties – part 1

I intend to write some things on operators in mathematics, beginning in this post.  Functions and properties will be brought in as appropriate.   The idea of operators is absolutely basic and central to computers and computing; they are also important … Continue reading

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The Whole and the Parts – The Series

I’ve written a number of posts where the main theme is a whole that is more than just the sum of the parts.  Whenever you have a whole, it is worth looking to see if the nature and the behavior … Continue reading

Quantity – The Series

In this series, we take a leisurely look at quantities of different kinds.  It is rather interesting to find out that there are more than one kind of number, based on what operations make sense to perform on them.  For … Continue reading

Series – Another way to navigate this site

I’ve finally done some of the work of grouping related blog posts and making that available on a single page that can be found easily. At the top of each page, there is a Home, About, and Series tab.  The … Continue reading

Groupings, Shopping Lists, Vectors: part 24

In this series of posts on the topic of vectors, I’ve been primarily interested in playing with situations in which the notion of a vector naturally arises.  Looking at shopping lists was one of those.   A shopping list is … Continue reading

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Groupings, Shopping Lists, Vectors: part 23

In this post I’m going to look at something usually referred to as linear combinations.  In the prior post, we had an occasion to look at coordinate systems where the axes are not at right angles.  We saw that you … Continue reading

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Groupings, Shopping Lists, Vectors: part 22

In the last few posts in this series I’ve examined some consequences of British values, where we have pounds and shillings (and also pence) – but then have this other value, the guinea, which equals one pound and one shilling.  … Continue reading

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Groupings, Shopping Lists, Vectors: part 20

In England, the main currency is called the pound.  Smaller units are called shillings and pence.  A pound is 20 shillings, a shilling is 5 pence, hence a pound is 100 pence.  This system has been in place since 1971; … Continue reading

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Groupings, Shopping Lists, Vectors: part 19

In this post, I will try to connect a set of equations with matrices and vectors in a way that isn’t simply a notational shift.  In part 18 of this series, I brought up the vast preponderance of square matrices … Continue reading

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Groupings, Shopping Lists, Vectors: part 18

If you have read earlier installments of this series – and I know it has gotten long – you may have noticed that very few of the matrices that appeared there have the same number of rows and columns.  A … Continue reading

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