Einstein’s math

In a previous post I mentioned that I was hoping to write an article called Mythematics. The idea is that I will investigate famous mathematical myths and either give evidence that they are true or debunk them. One that I had on my radar was the myth that Albert Einstein was bad at math. I…

Does gold tarnish? The golden spiral and nautilus shells.

I jotted down notes all summer in preparation for an entertaining article that I hoped to write for an undergraduate journal like Mathematics Magazine, College Mathematics Journal, The Mathematical Intelligencer, etc.  It had the working title “Mythematics.”  The idea would be to state several famous mathematical myths and either debunk them or argue for their veracity…