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Simulation of Convolution

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

In today's class we played around with real-time convolutions using the website below: I highly [...]

Office Hours (Week 8)

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

I need to cancel my Thursday office hour this week. To make up for it, I'll be [...]

Office Hours (Week 7)

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

I need to move my Thursday office hour this week, from its usual time of 1:10-2pm to [...]

It’s Been Said

A systematic treatment of all possible properties of limits was contained in a manuscript by Chevalley on category theory; the manuscript was unfortunately lost by some shipping company.
Saunders Mac Lane
Before functors, people lived in caves.
Brian Conrad
The introduction of the digit 0 or the group concept was general nonsense, too, and mathematics was more or less stagnating for thousands of years because nobody was around to take such childish steps.
Alexander Grothendieck
Do not be seduced by the lotus-eaters into infatuation with untethered abstraction.
Ravi Vakil
Algebraic geometry seems to have acquired the reputation of being esoteric, exclusive, and very abstract, with adherents who are secretly plotting to take over all the rest of mathematics. In one respect this last point is accurate.
David Mumford
As long as algebra and geometry traveled separate paths their advance was slow and their applications limited. But when these two sciences joined company, they drew from each other fresh vitality and thenceforward marched on at a rapid pace towards perfection.
Joseph-Louis Lagrange
The advancement and perfection of mathematics is intimately connected with the prosperity of the state.
Napoleon Bonaparte