Wolfram Computation Meets Knowledge

Date Archive: 2007 December


Gizmos, Gadgets and Gears

I do love gadgets, linkages, clockworks, all that 19th-century cogs-and-wheels technology. So much easier to see than our 21st-century nanotubes and zillion transistors on a chip.

Sándor Kabai has written many Demonstrations illustrating such mechanisms.

What makes these interesting is that playing with the various parameters lets you vary both the geometric setup and the controls that make the mechanism go through its motion.

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Mathematics, Mathematica and Certainty

Not a lot gets written in the general press about foundational issues in mathematics, but this afternoon I found myself talking to a journalist about the subject of certainty in mathematics. It turned out to be a pretty interesting conversation, so I thought I’d write here about a few things that came up. Mathematics likes […]