Sine Squared

Austin TX 2012/06/28 In December of 2009, I picked up a book by Steven Strogatz called The Calculus of Friendship.0 Reading the book, I found myself touched by the story of the author’s life-long relationship with his high school Calculus teacher, affectionately called Joff. They corresponded about interesting math problems for years as Strogatz went … Continue reading Sine Squared

Angular Velocity

Space Needle, Seattle WA 12/23/2011 Sitting in a coffee shop in 1959, Edward E. Carlson was imagining and sketching a tower of the future to stand tall above the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. After many iterations and the input of architect John Graham, the flying saucer-inspired shape we know (and, at least some of … Continue reading Angular Velocity