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Tagged: math

Exploring other dimensions

Imagine a two-dimensional world — you, your friends, everything is 2D. In his 1884 novella, Edwin Abbott invented this world and called it Flatland. Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan take the premise of Flatland one dimension further, imploring us to consider how we would see dimensions different from our own and why the exploration just may be worth it.

Infinity Paradoxes

Infinity can throw up some interesting paradoxes, from filling Hilbert’s Hotel to painting Gabriel’s Trumpet… Mark Jago is a philosophy lecturer with a background in computer science.

Comma story

It isn’t easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade.