Carnival of Mathematics VIII
Is over at Geomblog. Take a look. Suresh has managed to organize the carnival around “explanations.” Did he contact contributors in advance? I don’t know. But it’s nice to see an overall theme.
Not only does Mark Chu-Carrol have his regular excellent and clear explanation of a topic in undergraduate mathematics (this week: Cantor’s diagonalization), but it seems that the majority of contributors have explanations of topics for this edition. Michi, a grad student in mathematics, visits a high school once a week, and describes the super-challenging problems he does with an advanced group there. Andy translates computability problems into cats and dogs and sewage and mine shafts, for the benefit and amusement of, I assume, his peers and us, Leo discusses the work of his undergraduates, and of course there’s me and Dave Marain, Dan Greene, and more and more and more.
(I will be hosting one of these math carnivals, soon…)