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Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).

Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).
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United States

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Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).

Language:

English


Episodes

Math Mutation 254: How To Annoy Your Cat

8/18/2019
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The mathematics of falling cats. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:04:07

Math Mutation 253: Making Jewelry With Fermat

7/21/2019
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We discuss Fermat's Little Theorem, along with an elegant visual proof. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:04:48

Math Mutation 252: A Mathematician Translating Pushkin?

6/23/2019
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Why did a famous math author translate a classic Russian epic poem? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:04:52

Math Mutation 251: Paradoxes, Mathematical Oddities, and Formal Verification

5/20/2019
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Audio of a recent conference talk relating Math Mutation topics to the verification of processor designs. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:40:48

Math Mutation 250: Life on the Long Tail

3/31/2019
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How the Long Tail theory enables Math Mutation to exist. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:06:02

Math Mutation 249: The Other Half of the Battle

2/18/2019
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How poor communication of accurate math destroyed a space shuttle. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:06:13

Math Mutation 248: A Safe Bet

1/7/2019
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How the Base Rate Fallacy can help us find out if the sun has exploded. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:06:07

Math Mutation 247: Wombat Geometry

12/28/2018
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Exploring the secrets of the only animals with cubic dung. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:04:06

Math Mutation 246: Election Solutions Revisited

12/2/2018
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Can we use mathemtical insights to reduce the partisan conflicts surrounding ballot counting after every election? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:05:48

Math Mutation 245: How Far Apart Are Numbers?

10/8/2018
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What is the "right" way to draw a number line? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:04:22

Math Mutation 244: Is Music Just Numbers?

9/8/2018
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Do digital methods truly represent the original music, or are we missing something? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:05:11

Math Mutation 243: The Consciousness Continuum

7/29/2018
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Are being asleep and awake distinct states, or part of a continuous spectrum? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:04:14

Math Mutation 242: Effort and Impact

6/24/2018
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The pitfalls of planning using impact-effort analysis. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:06:49

Math Mutation 241: A Strange Fixation

5/31/2018
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The surprising properties of the number 6174, known as Kaprekar's Constant. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:06:03

Math Mutation 240: R.I.P. Little Twelvetoes

4/30/2018
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Discussing the late Bob Dorough's oddest song, "Little Twelvetoes". (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:05:53

Math Mutation 239: The Shape of our Knowledge

3/31/2018
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What would a diagram of all human knowledge look like? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:04:59

Math Mutation 238: Programming Your Donkey

2/18/2018
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Does the "Buridan's Ass" paradox prove the existence of free will? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:06:12

Math Mutation 237: A Skewed Perspective

1/15/2018
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The strange relativistic phenomenon of Terrell Rotation. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:03:44

Math Mutation 236: A Stubborn Tortoise

12/19/2017
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Why do we believe basic logical arguments? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:03:58

Math Mutation 235: Syntax Wars

11/19/2017
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Do human languages really need rules of syntax? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Duration:00:04:51