Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Mathematics, Not Schematics

Had an interesting, and strange day. I was helping to run a mathematics seminar at work for some 15-year olds. The guy running the seminar is an associate of our company, but not an employee. He used to be a senior detective in London, and as a result all the examples he gave during the seminar were related to crime and distasters. It was very strange, and very cool.

I miss mathematics so much. Although the mathematics we were doing today was very simple, it was still interesting. I'd like to spend some time in the near future looking at colouring problems and also some cryptographic stuff. I'm currently brushing up on boolean logic with a view to building some simple calculators from transistors. Anyone interested in this should read "Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software" by Charels Petzold.

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