Jeremy Côté

Bits, ink, particles, and words.

Augmenting Your Toolkit

As a physics student, I use a lot of mathematical techniques to solve problems. This isn’t surprising, seeing as though mathematics is the language of physics. I’ve learned how to use complex numbers, how an inner product isn’t only the usual dot product, and have seen how we can use Fourier series to solve more general boundary value problems that arise from differential equations governing electromagnetism or heat flow.

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Clutter and Blank Space

It’s easy to go overboard with the work we do. This is particularly true when we create something from an unlimited resource, such as words or sounds. We’re tempted to go on and on, making sure that we say enough. We don’t want people to misinterpret our message, so we seek to clarify beyond a reasonable doubt.

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A Different Kind of Final Exam

What does a final exam look like in mathematics?

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Notation and Beginners

You’re interested in learning a new mathematical topic. After reading some popular articles that speak in broad terms about the subject, you are energized to go on a deeper dive and learn the details.

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