Calculus Teacher Makes the Big Times
Photo by Peter Bohler – The New Yorker, February 2, 2015
Before turning to this month’s posts, I thought you might be interested in this. There is an interesting profile of Yitang Zhang in this week’s The New Yorker magazine by Alex Wilkinson. Mr. Zhang is a mathematician whose interest is “bound gaps” a problem in number theory on prime numbers. He is a part-time calculus teacher at the University of New Hampshire. He has won several prizes including a MacArthur award.
The profile is entitled The Pursuit if Beauty.
Wilkinson also made a short video explaining the “bound gaps” problem.
This month our previous posts finish a series on accumulation started in January and includes notes on power series. I have a few new post planned for February. Towards of the end of the month I plan to post a list of the previous posts on reviewing for the AP exams. As usual the four posts directly below are the most popular from previous Februarys. The most popular by a factor of about 50 (really) is the one on Error Bounds followed by iPads.
As always, please feel free to comment, question, or ask questions. I can use some suggestions about what you would like me to write about. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Notice, I’m a natural logarithm.
Thanks in advance.
Posts from past Februarys
February 2, 2013: Accumulation and Differential Equations Accumulation 6: Differential equations
February 4, 2013: Painting a Point Accumulation 7: An application (of paint)
February 8, 2013: Introducing Power Series 1
February 11, 2013: Introducing Power Series 2
February 13, 2013: Introducing Power Series 3
February 15, 2013 New Series from Old 1
February 18, 2013: New Series from Old 2
February 20, 2013: New Series from Old 3
February 22, 2013: Error Bounds
February 17, 2014 iPads