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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

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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

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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

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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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