On The Nature Of Scientific Theories

I was reading the delightful blog Ask A Mathematician / Ask A Physicist (in particular, this post), when I encountered this noteworthy comment (and this one) from one of that blog’s readers. The post is about why the earth orbits the sun, and the essence of the two comments is that science is unable to … Read more

An Amusing (And Instructive) Error I Made While Solving A Recurrence Relation

One way to specify a sequence of numbers is recursively; that is, the first one or more terms in the sequence are stated, and then a formula for the general term of the sequence is given in terms of one or more previous terms. For example, in the famous Fibonacci sequence, the first two terms … Read more