Together they constitute just 83 Lok Sabha seats, not even 20 per cent of the total strength of the Lower House. But elections to the five assemblies, for which the results will be out on December 11, will be about prestige — for the BJP, which is in power in three of the five states; K Chandrasekhar Rao and his TRS; and the Congress, which currently rules Mizoram. Business Standard deconstructs the mathematics and chemistry of the forthcoming round of polls Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje has plenty to worry about The Vasundhara Raje government is facing a problem ... … [Read more...] about Mizoram to MP, deconstructing the mathematics of forthcoming Assembly polls

# Mathematics

## The secret intellectual history of mathematics – Mordechai Levy-Eichel

‘These foundations [of mathematics] are, moreover, a perpetual source of reflection and discovery for the masters of the science. Even in number system you will find material for long reflection. Remember that Leibniz did not disdain to occupy himself with it.’ – Paul Valéry, letter to Pierre Honnorat, 1942There are almost too many examples of the power and pervasiveness of mathematical ideas. For instance, this essay was written on a computer. The software of the computer, its mind and spirit, if you will, is a compilation of code that is based on the ideas of Claude Shannon, the father of information theory, and his article ‘A Mathematical Theory of Communication’ (1948). But perhaps this is both too obvious and too slight an example. The personal computer is hardly an essential part of human existence, even if most of us have structured our lives around it today. Let’s take something more basic and widespread, something most of us probably … [Read more...] about The secret intellectual history of mathematics – Mordechai Levy-Eichel

## Mathematics Master Trainers deployed in all regions to improve students’ performances

Mathematics Master Trainers today (Tuesday), signed their contracts to begin working with mathematics teachers across the 10 Administrative Regions to improve the delivery of the subject and ultimately the mathematics performance among students at the secondary level, the Department of Public Information (DPI) has reported. According to GSEIP Project Coordinator, Mr. Jimmy Bhojdat, this initiative forms part of the Guyana Education Sector Improvement Project (GSEIP). There will be 29 Master Trainers tasked with firstly training over 600 mathematics teachers within the regions. Following this period of training, the teachers will undergo a period of mentoring and coaching. He noted that today’s activity marks another significant milestone in the GSEIP and for the Education Ministry. Senior Education Officer (Mathematics), Mr. Ameer Ali said that the Master Trainers comprise of some of the best and brightest mathematics teachers at the CSEC and Grade Six level. He explained that … [Read more...] about Mathematics Master Trainers deployed in all regions to improve students’ performances

## Methods and morals for mathematical modeling

October 6, 2018 by Artem Kaznatcheev Leave a comment About a year ago, Vincent Cannataro emailed me asking about any resources that I might have on the philosophy and etiquette of mathematical modeling and inference. As regular readers of TheEGG know, this topic fascinates me. But as I was writing a reply to Vincent, I realized that I don’t have a single post that could serve as an entry point to my musings on the topic. Instead, I ended up sending him an annotated list of eleven links and a couple of book recommendations. As I scrambled for a post for this week, I realized that such an analytic linkdex should exist on TheEGG. So, in case others have interests similar to Vincent and me, I thought that it might be good to put together in one place some of the resources about metamodeling and related philosophy available on this blog. This is not an exhaustive list, but it might still be relatively exhausting to read. I’ve expanded slightly past the original 11 links (to … [Read more...] about Methods and morals for mathematical modeling

## Mathematics is a multidimensional quest: Governor

Share Tweet Share Share Email Bhubaneswar: “Mathematics is multidimensional quest and has deep linkages with philosophical, mystical and spiritual reality. We have to delve deeper into our consciousness to understand the beauty of the mystery of nature,” said Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal. Inaugurating 11th All India Students Conference on Mathematics and Reality, organised by Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata, at IIT, Bhubaneswar Governor Prof. Lal appreciated the initiative and called for an intellectual engagement to know more about our existence and growth. Prof. R. V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Edward Zalta, Stanford University, Dr. Kishnlal Agarwal Bhartia, CMD, Bhartia Group, Dr. B.D. Mundhra, Chairman Emeritus, Simplex Infra Structures, Prof. Sudipta Ghosh, IIT, Kharagpur, Prof. Ramgopal Uppaluri, IIT, Guwahati among others spoke on the occasion. K. Vasudeva Rao, President, Bhaktivedanta Institute, Gitun Dhal, Secretary, Conference presented details … [Read more...] about Mathematics is a multidimensional quest: Governor