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Author Archives: Danilo Roccatano
The Taylor series is a mathematical tool that, sometimes, it is not easy to immediately grasp by freshman students. In this blog, I will give a short review of it giving some examples of applications. Who is Mr. Taylor? Brook … Continue reading
Il girasole piega a occidente e già precipita il giorno nel suo occhio in rovina … from the poem “Quasi un madrigale” by Salvatore Quasimodo.
O conchiglia marina, figlia della pietra e del mare biancheggiante, tu meravigli la mente dei fanciulli. La conchiglia di Alceo. (Traduzione di Salvatore Quasimodo, da Lirici greci, 1940)
The Hückel molecular orbital method is a quantum mechanics approach for calculating the energies of molecular orbitals of π electrons in conjugated hydrocarbon systems, such as ethylene, benzene, and butadiene.
In my archeological exploration of old computer files, I came across to another simple but interesting Amiga Basic program that I programmed in 1989. It is named “Foglie”, the Italian name for leaves.
Cellular automata (CA) is a vast and interesting topic of computer science and mathematics with important applications in many areas of science.
I have recently contributed to a proof of concept study published in the prestigious Nature Communication (doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03931-4) . The study involved collaborations with experimental groups across University of Lincoln (UoL), University of Molise (Italy) and the Royal Holloway University of … Continue reading