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Lissajous-Bowditch curves

Try to glue a small mirror to an end of a bent piece of wire fixed to a stable platform and let the laser beam of a laser pointer reflect on it. Entangled spires of an ephemeral dragon of light will … Continue reading

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The Magic Imaginary Numbers

Complex numbers may appear a difficult subject given the name. However, there is nothing of really complicated about complex numbers. However, they definitively add a pinch of \em magic \em in the mathematics manipulations that you can do with them!

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The Fourier Series

Pure mathematics is much more than an armory of tools and techniques for the applied mathematician. On the other hand, the pure mathematician has ever been grateful to applied mathematics for stimulus and inspiration. From the vibrations of the violin … Continue reading

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La Serie​ di Taylor

La serie di Taylor è un utilissimo strumento matematico ma a volte difficile da comprendere per gli studenti. In questo blog, ne darò una breve descrizione dando qualche esempio di applicazione. Chi è il signor Taylor? Brook Taylor (1685 – … Continue reading

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The Taylor Series

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

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Modeling Natural Shapes: Seashells

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)   

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La simulazione di Dinamica Molecolare

Lex. I. Corpus omne perseverare in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nili quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum illum mutare. Lex. II. Muationem motus proportionalem esse vi motrici impressae, et fieri fecundum lineam rectam qua vis illa … Continue reading

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