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Celebrate Mathematicians part 3

We are on 20th October and just a little over half of the mathematicians of the month are covered. Impressive the fact that in the last 11 days we are celebrating 21 mathematicians, while in 20 days we have only 18. 830 more words


"How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress"*...

Consider the simple function Y=1/X:

Take one half and rotate it around X.

It creates the shape you see at the top of this post, known as “Torricelli’s Trumpet” for its discoverer, the 17th century mathematician¬† 255 more words