Wrong, But Useful: Episode 51, featuring @suedepom | Colin

Sue de Pomerai joins Colin and Dave for this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful.

We discuss:
Her work for FMSP and MEI and, previously as a teacher
Sue’s alter ego, Ada Lovelace, and getting more young women into maths
Colin writes books: he mentions Cracking Mathematics and some good reviews of The Maths Behind, both available wherever good books are sold.
Statistics in the new A-Level
Number of the podcast: 10,213,223, a self-describing number
Colin is reading Genius at Play by Siobhan Roberts and has a review copy of Geometry Snacks by @solvemymaths and @panlepan.
Dave has…

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My 10 Ten Albums 2017 | rowellc

Ok pop pickers here it is my top 10 albums 2017:
Loyle carner – Yesterday’s Gone.

2. Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference

3. Badbadnotgood – IV

4. Bon Iver – 22, Amillion

5. Craig Finn – We All Want the Same Thing

6. Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Cake

7. Peter Perret – How the West Was One

8. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate

9. Shake the Chains

10. Adult – The knights, Yoyo Ma

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10 Ten Albums 2018 | rowellc

Ok pop pickers here it is my top 10 albums 2017:
Loyle carner – Yesterday’s Gone.

2. Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference

3. Badbadnotgood – IV

4. Bon Iver – 22, Amillion

5. Craig Finn – We All Want the Same Thing

6. Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Cake

7. Peter Perret – How the West Was One

8. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate

9. Shake the Chains

10. Nadine Shah –

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The Sneakiest Integral I’ve Ever Done | Colin

Once upon a time1, @dragon_dodo asked me to help with:

$\int_{- \piby 2}^{\piby 2} \frac{1}{2007^x+1} \frac{\sin^{2008}(x)}{\sin^{2008}(x)+\cos^{2008}(x)} \dx$.

Heaven – or the other place – only knows where she got that thing from.
Where do you even begin?

My usual approach when I don’t know where to start is to start somewhere. My first thought was to see what happens if you reflect the function in the $y$-axis, reasoning that the second fraction is even and I don’t have a clue how to integrate the first one.

A little bit of book-keeping: I’m going to call the whole integral $I$…

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Education is a human right | Eddie Playfair

We mark Human Rights Day on December 10th and this year it is 69 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted in Paris at a United Nations (UN) General Assembly in a post-conflict spirit of international solidarity and optimism. In the UK, it was the year of the founding of the … Continue reading Education is a human right

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Save Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre | rowellc

Having moved to work at the Elephant and Castle recently at @lsbu I still find it a litle bit astonishing that there are plans well under way to knock down the the shopping centre. I know it doesn’t look great at the moment but with a litle bit of TC I think it could be brought back to its former glory…so here begins my one man campaign to keep Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre open. All well and good you may say! but what’s that got to do wih the content of your blog? Well it looks like that when they knock it down it will be replaced with new building for the London College of…

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