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Math Horizons Contents—April 2013

Highlights from the Math Horizons April issue include a mathematical exposé of recent psychology research, a homemade recipe for solving Rubik's cube, a mind-bending foray into high-dimensional space, and a nod to Paul Erdős on the occasion of his 100th birthday. —Stephen Abbott and Bruce Torrence

Volume 20, Issue 4

The Mathematics of Measuring Self-Delusion

Kristopher Tapp

Confusion around conditional probabilities calls into question several decades of psychology research. (pdf)

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.5

The 100th Birthday of Paul Erdős/Remembering Erdős

Bruce Torrence and Ron Graham

Math Horizons marks the centennial year of the prolific mathematician from Budapest with some reminiscing from an Erdős number one fan.

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.10

THE VIEW FROM HERE: Manga Guides Can Make You Wise—Or at Least Smile

Urchin Colley

Does a Japanese graphic narrative book series successfully animate the undergraduate mathematics curriculum? Our student reviewer decides.

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.13

Tails in High Dimensions

Avner Halevy

Fitting a ball into a box and mowing the lawn take on a whole new dimension.

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.14

THE DISGRUNTLED MATH MAJOR: Keep the Math Flame Burning

Nick Boredaki

Whether it’s qualifying exams or happy hour, surviving in graduate school is all about bringing the passion.

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.18

And the Winners Are…

Stephen Morris, Richard Stong, and Stan Wagon

A notorious interview question for Facebook job candidates sends the authors off to the races.

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.20

Write Your Own Recipe for Rubik’s Cube

Burkard Polster

Maybe you learned how to “solve” the cube—now learn how to solve the cube.

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.23

The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra for Artists

Bahman Kalantari and Bruce Torrence

Modulus plots reveal subtle truths about complex polynomials, roots, and even level curve intersections.

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.26

THE PLAYGROUND!

The Math Horizons problem section, edited by Derek Smith and Gary Gordon

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.30

Aftermath: Mathematical Habits of Mind

Karen King

How does the way we learn mathematics at an early age set us up for success—or failure—down the road? (Blogger)

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.34

Math’s Life Lessons

Tim Chartier

Words of wisdom for graduates wondering whether their mathematical studies have prepared them for life beyond the classroom.

JSTOR: http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/mathhorizons.20.4.35

 

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