Yes, apparently the ‘heart shape’ is in fact about as mathematical as that shape gets. The closest relative is the Cardioid, however the ‘heart shape’ has been generally accepted into the world of mathematics. I really would like you to prove me wrong. Doesn’t feel very mathsy this one!
Anyway, happy Valentine’s day. 🙂
Emmy Noether revolutionised Ring Theory She lectured without a salary and had to adopt the title of ‘assistant’ to other (male) mathematicians for much of her career due to prejudices against women at the time.
Gottfried Wilheim Leibniz developed calculus independently of Isaac Newton. It’s Leibniz’s notation that is still in use today.
These posts are proving rather popular. A few people have asked me to fine tune them a bit. Some seem to prefer the more traditional white background approach. So these are for you:
Others are keen to display these in school classrooms, but are a bit mindful of ‘Little Miss’, which I certainly understand and have felt a little conflicted about myself. I base these on the old books of the same name. Anyway, here are alternatives for the ‘little miss’ :
These alternate versions really take no time at all, i just press delete or retype a word, so I’ll offer white background versions of all from now on, and two versions of the Little Miss series 🙂
“Who’s Mr Harriot??” I hear you ask. Well, Thomas Harriot was asked by Sir Walter Raleigh to mathematically calculate the most efficient way to stack cannonballs so that one could easily calculate how many there are in the pile. And so, the origins of the sphere packing problem were born
(Mr Rectangle is borrowed rather liberally from Mr Grumpy).