Tag: math

  • Ready to Time Travel?

    Ready to Time Travel?

      A new mathematical model purports to show that time travel without paradox is possible.  As a writer, I’m looking at the article thinking… just how many ways could this go wrong?  “The range of mathematical processes we discovered show that time travel with free will is logically possible in our universe without any paradox.”

  • Quantum Mechanics

    Quantum Mechanics

    From Derek Lowe’s excellent blog, we see this fascinating bit of the intersectionality of math, chemistry, and biology. Now what, you are asking yourself, does all this have to do with chemistry or biology? Well. . .if Grover-algorithmic processing is some sort of fundamental property of nature, then you might expect the genetic material to…

  • Use it or Lose it

    Use it or Lose it

    I had to do math this morning for work. Nothing major, just a calculation of standard deviations and RSD for something. Population set of only six. Only… I wound up having to do it by hand and was painfully reminded that if you don’t use math, you lose it. I didn’t have a decent calculator…

  • Math is Art

    Math is Art

    I’ve always found something strangely fascinating about those blackboards or whiteboards with huge incomprehensible equations scrawled across them… But I have to face that although I passed calculus, it was by the skin of my teeth. I can catch glimpses of the beautiful, elegant thing that math is, like looking through curtains out into a…

  • the Wonders of Modern Technology

    the Wonders of Modern Technology

    You know those days where things just don’t go quite right? Well, I’m having one. The marvels of technology come with a headache. I opted not to snippet since I haven’t been working on Jade Star, and it needs work, my beta readers told me. I haven’t been working on any thing else because I’m…

  • Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Math

    Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Math

    Sorry, there will be a delay with this week’s Eat This While you Read That! because I just ran out of time. I have the photos, but they need edited and the recipes need written out and well it has been crazy here. So! Instead you get an essay I had to write for math…