Monthly Archives: November 2012

Getting the Pip

So, a student comes to you asking to do a project on the applications of Laplace transforms, and under gentle cross-examination turns out to have very little idea what a Laplace transform is or what it’s for. Advertisements

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Gaudeamus igitur

Earlier this month, for only the third time in my life, I attended a graduation ceremony. The cliches were duly obeyed: a nice piece of Victorian gothic had been disinterred from the dustsheets; a ramshackle crocodile of teaching staff in … Continue reading

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On the Oregon trail

Normally I stay away from American politics, but as this is a special occasion… Congratulations to the electorate of the State of Oregon, who by voting in a state ballot for Measure 78 have approved an amendment to their state … Continue reading

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