Calculus in politics

In his October 1996 editorial in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, “Mathematics Is an Edifice, Not a Toolbox,” Hugo Rossi wrote: In the fall of 1972 President Nixon announced that the rate of increase of inflation was decreasing. This was the first time a sitting president used the third derivative to advance his…

Banach Obama

I have no intention of posting political items to the blog, but I got this email from a friend of mine and it made me laugh. So I thought I’d pass it along. While shopping the other day I saw this dude sportin’ a “Banach Obama”┬átee shirt, so naturally I had to talk to him….