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Bad Mathematics: A Trillion Dollar Problem

“Our advice: Beware of geeks bearing formulas.” — Warren Buffett, Letter to Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, Reporting Huge Losses In the classic 1961 Disney science fiction...

Quantum Catfight

Quantum Catfight
During the seventeenth century, the physicist Isaac Newton conducted a series of experiments studying the properties of light. Newton encountered a puzzling enigma. He found that light...

Einstein: Superman or Super Stubborn?

Einstein: Superman or Super Stubborn?
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually...

Get weekly emails about new Mathematics books

Today I’m announcing a pet project of mine that I think may interest some of my readers. Any new books? is a free notification service which enables you to subscribe to a series of...

In-Depth Book Review: The Computer as Crucible

In-Depth Book Review: The Computer as Crucible
Title: The Computer as CrucibleAuthors: Jonathan Borwein and Keith DevlinTrue pp.: 154Publisher: A K Peters LtdPublished on: November 2008ISBN-13: 978-1568813431Rating: 8/10 Jonathan Borwein...

Math Books reviewed and classified by area of mathematics

Math Books reviewed and classified by area of mathematics
It is with great pleasure that I announce something that we have been working on for a while. We just published a Math Books page, containing what we consider to be some of the best books on...

An Unreasonable Man

An Unreasonable Man
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. — George...

Interview with Derrick Niederman, author of Number Freak

Interview with Derrick Niederman, author of Number Freak
In this interview we sit down with author and mathematician Derrick Niederman to discuss his engaging, recently published book about the first two hundred natural numbers, ‘Number...

Book Review: “Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World”

In my last blog entry, I mentioned several math books I’ve been reading lately. Over the weekend I wrapped up reading Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World, and wanted to...

My mid-2009 math reading list

With summertime underway, I thought I would share a list of 12 mathematical books that I’ve been reading between the beginning of this year and now. Some of them are absolutely...

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