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Math Mutation 251:  Paradoxes, Mathematical Oddities, and Formal Verification
Audio of a recent conference talk relating Math Mutation topics to the verification of processor designs. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 250: Life on the Long Tail
How the Long Tail theory enables Math Mutation to exist. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 249:  The Other Half of the Battle
How poor communication of accurate math destroyed a space shuttle. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 248:  A Safe Bet
How the Base Rate Fallacy can help us find out if the sun has exploded. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 247:  Wombat Geometry
Exploring the secrets of the only animals with cubic dung. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 246:  Election Solutions Revisited
Can we use mathemtical insights to reduce the partisan conflicts surrounding ballot counting after every election? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 245:  How Far Apart Are Numbers?
What is the "right" way to draw a number line? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 244:  Is Music Just Numbers?
Do digital methods truly represent the original music, or are we missing something? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 243:  The Consciousness Continuum
Are being asleep and awake distinct states, or part of a continuous spectrum? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 242:  Effort and Impact
The pitfalls of planning using impact-effort analysis. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 241:  A Strange Fixation
The surprising properties of the number 6174, known as Kaprekar's Constant. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 240:  R.I.P. Little Twelvetoes
Discussing the late Bob Dorough's oddest song, "Little Twelvetoes". (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 239:  The Shape of our Knowledge
What would a diagram of all human knowledge look like? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 238: Programming Your Donkey
Does the "Buridan's Ass" paradox prove the existence of free will? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 237:  A Skewed Perspective
The strange relativistic phenomenon of Terrell Rotation. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 236:  A Stubborn Tortoise
Why do we believe basic logical arguments? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 235:  Syntax Wars
Do human languages really need rules of syntax? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 234:  Le Grand K
The suprisingly primitive method used for standardizing the kilogram. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 233:  A Totalitarian Theorem
How the Pythagorean Theorem influenced Hobbes' Leviathan. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 232:  Overcooked Bacon
Is there merit to the "Six Degrees of Separation" concept? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 231:  A New Dimension in Housing
Buckminster Fuller's first four-dimensional house. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 230:  Just Say The Dog Ate It
Should professors assign famous unsolved problems as homework? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 229:  When Numbers Change
If you test a conjecture with values up to 60 digits, can you assume it will be true forever? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 228:  So Easy It's Hard
Exploring the "Collatz Conjecture", which is simple enough to explain to a child, but has yet to be proven. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Math Mutation 227:  Heads In The Clouds
Gulliver's lesser known voyage to Laputa, which satirized out-of-touch mathematicians. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
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Podcast Details
Started
Feb 4th, 2007
Latest Episode
Mar 31st, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
252
Avg. Episode Length
5 minutes
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No

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