[FRIAM] Ruth Charney on Modeling with Cubes

Stephen Guerin stephen.guerin at redfish.com
Sun Nov 2 23:32:29 EST 2008


Pete received the original presentaion PDF from Ruth Charney. It's now
uploaded here for those interested:
  http://www.redfish.com/friam/Charney_MAA10-08.pdf

Thanks, Pete!

-Steve

On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 3:47 PM, peter <pete at ideapete.com> wrote:
> Yes great stuff BUT sad that the you tube postings of the presentations suck
> and are un-viewable due to poor camera work ( I have emailed Ruth for a copy
> of her power point presentation and will post it when I get it )
>
> There is also a fascinating guy on a similar program called Martin
> Golubitsky http://www.maa.org/news/090508mg.html and
> http://www.math.uh.edu/~mg/ discussing " Patterns Patterns Everywhere "
> which will blow your socks of ( Sadly same problem as Ruth's with the camera
> work  and ditto with the powerpoint posting if he will send it to me.)
>
> I heard a lecture or interview of his once in which he says " Its especially
> important to realize that most models are just theories which may have no
> connection to anything in real life except in the mind of the modeler "
> Just about says it all.
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> ( : ( : pete
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> Peter Baston
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> Tom Johnson wrote:
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> From the Internet Scout....
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> Ruth Charney on Modeling with Cubes [Macromedia Flash Player]
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> http://www.maa.org/news/102308charney.html
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> The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) continues to build on their
> already solid online presence with the addition of this lecture by noted
> mathematician and scholar Professor Ruth Charney. This particular lecture
> was given at the MAA's Carriage House Conference Center in the fall of 2008
> and it deals with how cubes can be used to represent a variety of systems.
> As Charney notes, "The geometry of these spaces is strange, complicated, and
> a lot of fun to study." Visitors to the site can watch several particularly
> lucid examples from Charney's talk, read her biography, and also read a
> detailed interview with her conducted by Michael Pearson. [KMG]
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> tj
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