Monthly Archives: May 2010

On being angry: a rant


Most of us tend to think of anger as a negative trait. We try to train ourselves to avoid getting angry, and we sometimes go out of our way to avoid angering others. While this attitude is helpful in the … Continue reading

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Wishful thinking in mathematics


Most of the world thinks of mathematics as having only right and wrong answers, with little room for creativity. However, this perception is inconsistent with the way that mathematics is actually done. Like in most other subjects, there is lots … Continue reading

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Recap of the world chess championship match


Recently, there was a match for the world chess championship, played between Anand Viswanathan of India and Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria. While there have been fairly regular matches for the title, I think this one was the most interesting one … Continue reading

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