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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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The 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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Frosinone and the Ciociaria

Glie musèu  Tra glie campanìle i l’Annunziàta,’Ntòcce prima della uìa ‘Ngelòne,Stamatìna sò fatte ‘na fermàtaPè rattaccà le strengh’a strucenòne. Me uànne gli’òcchie doppe ‘na utràtaI uède, tutt’a giòrne, nè salòneAddò ‘na raccòta sta urdenàtaDe prete, crete, pièzze de matòne, Cule de uàse, de … Continue reading

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Calculus in a Nutshell: functions and derivatives

When I was about thirteen, the library was going to get ‘Calculus for the Practical Man.’ By this time I knew, from reading the encyclopedia, that calculus was an important and interesting subject, and I ought to learn it.   … Continue reading

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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. In questo blog, ne darò una breve descrizione dando qualche esempio di applicazione. Chi è il signor Taylor? Brook Taylor (1685 – 1731) era un matematico britannico del XVII secolo che … Continue reading

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