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 The First 150 Years of the Periodic Table of the Elements
 Retro programming nostalgia III: the MSX microcomputer and planet orbits
 Numerical Integration of Differential Equations. Part I.: Katherine Goble and the Euler’s Method.
 The Calculation of the Lattice Energy: The BornHaber Cycle
 Modelling Natural Patterns and Forms II: (Easter) Eggs
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The First 150 Years of the Periodic Table of the Elements
That the nobility of man, acquired in a hundred centuries of trial and error, lay in making himself the conquerer of matter, and that I had enrolled in chemistry because I wanted to remain faithful to this nobility. That conquering matter is … Continue reading
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Retro programming nostalgia III: the MSX microcomputer and planet orbits
In a recent article, I have described Euler’s method for solving ordinary differential equations using the fictionalized version in the film Hidden Figures of the scientific contribution of Katherine Goble and her two colleagues to the NASA space program as a … Continue reading
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Numerical Integration of Differential Equations. Part I.: Katherine Goble and the Euler’s Method.
This blog was inspired by the beautiful 2016 movie Hidden Figures (based on the book of the same name by M. L. Shetterley) which tell the dramatic story of three talented black women scientist that worked as “human computers” for … Continue reading
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The Calculation of the Lattice Energy: The BornHaber Cycle
My blog in italian on this topics is very popular and for this reason I decided to add an English translation (when I have some free time, I will also translate the text in the Figure and Table). So be … Continue reading
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Modelling Natural Patterns and Forms II: (Easter) Eggs
When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait. PABLO PICASSO Easter … Continue reading
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I Primi 150 Anni della Tavola Periodica degli Elementi
Che la nobiltà dell’Uomo, acquisita in cento secoli di prove e di errori, era consistita nel farsi signore della materia, e che io mi ero iscritto a Chimica perché a questa nobiltà mi volevo mantenere fedele. Che vincere la materia … Continue reading
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Calculus in a Nutshell: the Definite Integral of a Monovariate Function
The definite integral is the key tool in calculus for defining and calculating quantities important to mathematics and science, such as areas, volumes, lengths of curved paths, probabilities, and the weights of various objects, just to mention a few. The … Continue reading
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