Everyone knows the master theorem. Or at least everyone reading this blog does. And I'm almost certain that everyone reading this blog has heard of the generalization of the master theorem due to Akra and Bazzi. It's particularly useful when you have recurrences of the form $$ T(n) = \sum_i a_i T(n/b_i) + g(n) $$because like the master theorem it gives you a quick way to generate the desired answer (or at least a guess that you can plug in to the recurrence to
by Elio If you multiply the number of bacteria thought exist in one human being, say 1 x 1014 by how many humans there are, about 6.6 x 109, you get close to a familiar number. And who was Avogadro anyway? Some eponyms fail to do justice to the éponymee....
In my world, the 1976 tree ring analysis of the Colorado River’s long term flow done by Charles Stockton and Gordon Jacoby stands as one of the great works of policy-relevant science. But by the time I came on the scene, “Stockton and Jacoby”* (pdf) was just a marker, a signpost along our path to ...Continue reading ‘Gordon Jacoby and the Colorado River: “predicting hydrologic bankruptcy”’ »
Angel Cuesta is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, UK. His research is of interest in the field of materials for electrochemical applications and focuses on combining classical electrochemical techniques, in situ vibrational and optical spectroscopy and in situ scanning probe microscopy to obtain as detailed a description as possible, at the molecular...
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For many years that I worked at the Monthly I rather enjoyed covering the demise of the law school. Law school was the go-to professional option for reasonably ambitious but ill-focused college graduates. It offered the promise of making good money to think.
And then the economy collapsed. In the aftermath of the great recession all of these highly indebted law school graduates floundered in the job market. No longer were there lots of law firms interested in hiring them for lucrative careers. […]