Historical · Math · NovElla · Quotes

Einstein’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein! “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” – Albert Einstein   Not only is it Einstein’s birthday today, it’s Pi Day too! If you’re interested in pi, you can learn more… Continue reading Einstein’s Birthday

Education · Historical · Math · NovElla

Fibonacci Day

Happy Fibonacci Day! Leonardo Bonacci of Pisa, also known as Fibonacci, was an Italian mathematician in the early 13th century. Although he did not discover the sequence bearing his name, Fibonacci introduced it into western mathematics. The Fibonacci Sequence: Each number in the sequence is the sum of the two preceding numbers. For example: This… Continue reading Fibonacci Day

Education · Math · NovElla

Square Root Day

Geeks unite—we have another math holiday to celebrate! April 4, 2016 is one of the rare Square Root Days in the mathematical world. April is the fourth month of the year, and 4 x 4 = 16. Why is it called Square Root Day? Four is the square root of sixteen: These ideal days occur… Continue reading Square Root Day

Math · NovElla

Happy Pi Day

Are you ready for a mathematical celebration? March 14th is Pi Day! It’s also the birthday of Albert Einstein, born in Ulm, Germany, 1879. Pi is the irrational number π = 3.1415926535… The first three digits of pi coincide nicely with the U.S. mm-dd-yy date format of 3/14 for Pi Day. Everyone everywhere can join… Continue reading Happy Pi Day

Banannabelle · Candy

A Gumdrop Formula

I recently took a large math exam and had to spend a lot of time studying. One of the new topics I learned about was copulas. I memorized some ludicrously long/complex formulas, like the Gumbel copula: C(u,v) = e-[(-lnu)a + (-lnv)a]1/a Every time I came across it, I started thinking about gumdrops… Eventually I just… Continue reading A Gumdrop Formula