Tag Archives: Non-Euclidean Geometries

Gravity of the Situation

An event that would shake the foundations of physics may well be imminent, says Arianespace. Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is about to be tested in space. The non-Euclidean geometries are not new. They were first discovered over 150 … Continue reading

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Amazing Circumstance Of "e"

2.71828183: The number e song Seeking surcease of sorrow at all the lies, the weary traveler turned to mathematics. Here at least was truth! But even amidst this refuge, the Non-Euclidean geometries disturbed his soul. There were problems with Euclid’s … Continue reading

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Weary Find Rest in Mathematics

Young Isaac Newton, sitting beneath an apple tree, sees an apple fall. “Aha! I have discovered gravity!” he exclaims. But maybe it didn’t happen exactly that way. The mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss “said that Newton told this story to get … Continue reading

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Geometry As A Religion

Above you can hopefully see a main symbol of freemasonry. There should be a prominent “G” displayed. (If you can’t see the “G” – I had some difficulty with the file – do a Google image search on “Freemasonry”.) What … Continue reading

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The Oxford Murders

The Oxford Murders Trailer The Oxford Murders is a 2008 British film directed by Álex de la Iglesia. This British thriller film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Argentine mathematician and writer Guillermo Martínez. [1] The … Continue reading

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Cthulhu and the Non-Euclidean Geometries

One Henry Anthony Wilcox had been troubled by dreams of great Cyclopean cities of titan blocks and sky-flung monoliths. “He talked of his dreams in a strangely poetic fashion; making me see,” wrote H.P. Lovecraft (image), “with terrible vividness the … Continue reading

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Math Terror and Jigsaw Puzzles 101

In the long ago times, mathematics was a leisure activity. The ancient Greeks dabbled in the subject to pass the time. This was like some people now enjoy jigsaw puzzles. Then came MATH TERROR! In Antarctica, Archaean mythical resemblances were … Continue reading

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