Math Articles

Here is the collection of expert Insights that deal with all mathematics disciplines. These cover all areas of math and all skill ranges from algebra to advanced calculus.

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A Simplified Synthesis of Financial Options Pricing

Financial options (the right to purchase ("call") or sell ("put")…

Hilbert Spaces And Their Relatives: Operators

  Operators. The Maze Of Definitions. We will use…

Hilbert Spaces and Their Relatives: Basics

  Basics Language first: There is no such thing as…

Intransitive Dice with a Twist

Intransitive dice are sets of dice that don't follow the usual…

A Journey to The Manifold SU(2): Differentiation, Spheres and Fiber Bundles

Part 2  Differentiation, Spheres and Fiber Bundles Image…

How to Tell Operations, Operators, Functionals and Representations Apart

 All these concepts belong to the toolbox of physicists.…

Simple Geometry, Deep Math

IntroductionIt is a remarkable fact that consideration of…

Representations and Why Precision is Important

First of all: What is a representation? It is the description…

Can Angles be Assigned a Dimension?

1. Some Background on Dimensional Analysis ... if you are…

Exploring the Relationship Between Group Theory and Geometry

There is a very deep link between group theory and geometry.…

An Interesting Ramsey Theory Riddle

This insight will be about Ramsey theory. Ramsey theory has its…

Scientific Inference: Balancing Predictive Success with Falsifiability

  Bayes' Theorem: Balancing predictive success with…

Perfect Secrecy and the Unbreakable Cipher

Is it possible to design an unbreakable cipher? Do methods of…

The Monographic Substitution Cipher: From Julius Caesar to the KGB

A monographic substitution cipher works by replacing individual…

The Case for Learning Complex Math

Resistance to complex math seems to never die out.  I see it…

Things Which Can Go Wrong with Complex Numbers

At the first sight, there are many paradoxes in complex number…

Intro to the Millennium Prize Problems

In this Insight, I will go over the background information…

Axioms for the Natural Numbers

** Bloch Chapter 1.2The Peano system in Bloch has a special…

A Forward on Real Numbers and Real Analysis

It is important to realize that in standard mathematics, we attempt…

Trials and Tribulations of a Physicist who Became a Math Geek

How did I go from the brink of changing my major from physics…
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Teaching Math and the Obvious

My #1 goal, when I teach a math class, is to convey a certain…

A Brachistochrone Subway Is Not a Cost-effective Idea

It is apparent that a subway tunnel could be built without the…

Is Zero a Natural Number?

Using: Anderson-Feil Chapter 1.1Is zero a natural number?This…

What is a Property Formally

** Hrbacek-Jech Chapter 1.2Hrbacek and Jech do not go into…