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Engineering scientific discovery

I was recently listening to archived Radiolab episodes, and came across this story about Eureqa, a computer algorithm that looks for patterns in data sets. The amazing thing about this story is that the algorithm finds correlations and relationships between

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Posted in Advanced Chemistry, Multivariable Calculus, Steven Strogatz

The Calculus of Friendship

Taking it to the limit If you like great math riddles, you will enjoy this book by Steven Strogatz about his 30 year correspondence with his high school math teacher. There are excellent discussions about Feynman’s differentiation under the integral,

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Posted in Feynman, Martin Gardner, Multivariable Calculus, Steven Strogatz, Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman