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Breaking Math Podcast

Breaking Math

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Breaking Math Podcast
Breaking Math Podcast

Breaking Math Podcast

Breaking Math

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Breaking Math is a podcast that aims to make math accessible to everyone, and make it enjoyable. Every other week, topics such as chaos theory, forbidden formulas, and more will be covered in detail. If you have 45 or so minutes to spare, you're almost guaranteed to learn something new! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

Latest Episodes

P1: Peano Addition

On this problem episode, join Sofía and guest Diane Baca to learn about what an early attempt to formalize the natural numbers has to say about whether or not m+n equals n+m. This episode is distributed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

36 MIN2 w ago
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P1: Peano Addition

42: Maybe? (Probability and Statistics)

Statistics is a field that is considered boring by a lot of people, including a huge amount of mathematicians. This may be because the history of statistics starts in a sort of humdrum way: collecting information on the population for use by the state. However, it has blossomed into a beautiful field with its fundamental roots in measure theory, and with some very interesting properties. So what is statistics? What is Bayes' theorem? And what are the differences between the frequentist and Bayesian approaches to a problem? Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org) --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support th...

34 MINAUG 15
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42: Maybe? (Probability and Statistics)

SR1: Forty Intros (Catalogue)

We've been doing this show for a while, and we thought it'd be fun to put out our first forty intros, especially since we passed 500,000 listens very recently. License: CC BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org for more info) --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

33 MINAUG 5
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SR1: Forty Intros (Catalogue)

41: Reality Is More Than Complex (Group Theory and Physics)

Children who are being taught mathematics often balk at the idea of negative numbers, thinking them to be fictional entities, and often only learn later that they are useful for expressing opposite extremes of things, such as considering a debt an amount of money with a negative sum. Similarly, students of mathematics often are puzzled by the idea of complex numbers, saying that it makes no sense to be able to take the square root of something negative, and only realizing later that these can have the meaning of two-dimensional direction and magnitude, or that they are essential to our modern understanding of electrical engineering. Our discussion today will be much more abstract than that. Much like in our discussion in episode five, "Language of the Universe", we will be discussing how math and physics draw inspiration from one another; we're going to talk about what different fields (such as the real, complex, and quaternion fields) seem to predict about our universe. So how are ...

56 MINJUL 30
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41: Reality Is More Than Complex (Group Theory and Physics)

40: Save the Date (Calendrical Math)

A calendar is a system of dividing up time into manageable chunks so that we can reference how long ago something happened, agree on times to do things in the future, and generally just have a sense of reckoning time. This can be as simple as recognizing the seasons of the year, as arcane as the Roman Republican calendar, or as accurate as atomic clocks. So what are the origins of calendars? What is intercalation? And when is Easter? --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

30 MINJUL 8
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40: Save the Date (Calendrical Math)

39: Syntax Matters: Syntax... Matters? (Formal Grammar)

We communicate every day through languages; not only human languages, but other things that could be classified as languages such as internet protocols, or even the structure of business transactions. The structure of words or sentences, or their metaphorical equivalents, in that language is known as their syntax. There is a way to describe certain syntaxes mathematically through what are known as formal grammars. So how is a grammar defined mathematically? What model of language is often used in math? And what are the fundamental limits of grammar? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

34 MINMAY 29
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39: Syntax Matters: Syntax... Matters? (Formal Grammar)

38: The Great Stratagem Heist (Game Theory: Iterated Elimination of Dominated Strategies)

Game theory is all about decision-making and how it is impacted by choice of strategy, and a strategy is a decision that is influenced not only by the choice of the decision-maker, but one or more similar decision makers. This episode will give an idea of the type of problem-solving that is used in game theory. So what is strict dominance? How can it help us solve some games? And why are The Obnoxious Seven wanted by the police? --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

32 MINAPR 23
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38: The Great Stratagem Heist (Game Theory: Iterated Elimination of Dominated Strategies)

37: The One Where They Parody Saw [audio fixed again] (Game Theory)

Hello listeners. You don't know me, but I know you. I want to play a game. In your ears are two earbuds. Connected to the earbuds are a podcast playing an episode about game theory. Hosting that podcast are two knuckleheads. And you're locked into this episode. The key is at the end of the episode. What is game theory? Why did we parody the Saw franchise? And what twisted lessons will you learn? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

39 MINFEB 26
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37: The One Where They Parody Saw [audio fixed again] (Game Theory)

Stay Tuned for Season 3

Breaking Math will return with a third season in early February with an episode series about game theory starting with "The One where they Parody 'Saw'". We also talk about some upcoming news and such. Until then, enjoy in-the-works podcast "The Soapbox: a Podcast about Speech and Debate" by Santa Fe Trail Media (our parent organization), which is featured here on Breaking Math. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

16 MINJAN 27
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Stay Tuned for Season 3

36: The Most Boring Episode Ever. (Math Games)

Math is a gravely serious topic which has been traditionally been done by stodgy people behind closed doors, and it cannot ever be taken lightly. Those who have fun with mathematics mock science, medicine, and the foundation of engineering. That is why on today's podcast, we're going to have absolutely no fun with mathematics. There will not be a single point at which you consider yourself charmed, there will not be a single thing you will want to tell anyone for the sake of enjoyment, and there will be no tolerance for your specific brand of foolishness, and that means you too, Kevin. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpo...

49 MIN2018 NOV 23
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36: The Most Boring Episode Ever. (Math Games)

Latest Episodes

P1: Peano Addition

On this problem episode, join Sofía and guest Diane Baca to learn about what an early attempt to formalize the natural numbers has to say about whether or not m+n equals n+m. This episode is distributed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

36 MIN2 w ago
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P1: Peano Addition

42: Maybe? (Probability and Statistics)

Statistics is a field that is considered boring by a lot of people, including a huge amount of mathematicians. This may be because the history of statistics starts in a sort of humdrum way: collecting information on the population for use by the state. However, it has blossomed into a beautiful field with its fundamental roots in measure theory, and with some very interesting properties. So what is statistics? What is Bayes' theorem? And what are the differences between the frequentist and Bayesian approaches to a problem? Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org) --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support th...

34 MINAUG 15
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42: Maybe? (Probability and Statistics)

SR1: Forty Intros (Catalogue)

We've been doing this show for a while, and we thought it'd be fun to put out our first forty intros, especially since we passed 500,000 listens very recently. License: CC BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org for more info) --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

33 MINAUG 5
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SR1: Forty Intros (Catalogue)

41: Reality Is More Than Complex (Group Theory and Physics)

Children who are being taught mathematics often balk at the idea of negative numbers, thinking them to be fictional entities, and often only learn later that they are useful for expressing opposite extremes of things, such as considering a debt an amount of money with a negative sum. Similarly, students of mathematics often are puzzled by the idea of complex numbers, saying that it makes no sense to be able to take the square root of something negative, and only realizing later that these can have the meaning of two-dimensional direction and magnitude, or that they are essential to our modern understanding of electrical engineering. Our discussion today will be much more abstract than that. Much like in our discussion in episode five, "Language of the Universe", we will be discussing how math and physics draw inspiration from one another; we're going to talk about what different fields (such as the real, complex, and quaternion fields) seem to predict about our universe. So how are ...

56 MINJUL 30
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41: Reality Is More Than Complex (Group Theory and Physics)

40: Save the Date (Calendrical Math)

A calendar is a system of dividing up time into manageable chunks so that we can reference how long ago something happened, agree on times to do things in the future, and generally just have a sense of reckoning time. This can be as simple as recognizing the seasons of the year, as arcane as the Roman Republican calendar, or as accurate as atomic clocks. So what are the origins of calendars? What is intercalation? And when is Easter? --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

30 MINJUL 8
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40: Save the Date (Calendrical Math)

39: Syntax Matters: Syntax... Matters? (Formal Grammar)

We communicate every day through languages; not only human languages, but other things that could be classified as languages such as internet protocols, or even the structure of business transactions. The structure of words or sentences, or their metaphorical equivalents, in that language is known as their syntax. There is a way to describe certain syntaxes mathematically through what are known as formal grammars. So how is a grammar defined mathematically? What model of language is often used in math? And what are the fundamental limits of grammar? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

34 MINMAY 29
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39: Syntax Matters: Syntax... Matters? (Formal Grammar)

38: The Great Stratagem Heist (Game Theory: Iterated Elimination of Dominated Strategies)

Game theory is all about decision-making and how it is impacted by choice of strategy, and a strategy is a decision that is influenced not only by the choice of the decision-maker, but one or more similar decision makers. This episode will give an idea of the type of problem-solving that is used in game theory. So what is strict dominance? How can it help us solve some games? And why are The Obnoxious Seven wanted by the police? --- This episode is sponsored by · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

32 MINAPR 23
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38: The Great Stratagem Heist (Game Theory: Iterated Elimination of Dominated Strategies)

37: The One Where They Parody Saw [audio fixed again] (Game Theory)

Hello listeners. You don't know me, but I know you. I want to play a game. In your ears are two earbuds. Connected to the earbuds are a podcast playing an episode about game theory. Hosting that podcast are two knuckleheads. And you're locked into this episode. The key is at the end of the episode. What is game theory? Why did we parody the Saw franchise? And what twisted lessons will you learn? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

39 MINFEB 26
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37: The One Where They Parody Saw [audio fixed again] (Game Theory)

Stay Tuned for Season 3

Breaking Math will return with a third season in early February with an episode series about game theory starting with "The One where they Parody 'Saw'". We also talk about some upcoming news and such. Until then, enjoy in-the-works podcast "The Soapbox: a Podcast about Speech and Debate" by Santa Fe Trail Media (our parent organization), which is featured here on Breaking Math. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

16 MINJAN 27
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Stay Tuned for Season 3

36: The Most Boring Episode Ever. (Math Games)

Math is a gravely serious topic which has been traditionally been done by stodgy people behind closed doors, and it cannot ever be taken lightly. Those who have fun with mathematics mock science, medicine, and the foundation of engineering. That is why on today's podcast, we're going to have absolutely no fun with mathematics. There will not be a single point at which you consider yourself charmed, there will not be a single thing you will want to tell anyone for the sake of enjoyment, and there will be no tolerance for your specific brand of foolishness, and that means you too, Kevin. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Techathlon Podcast: The Techathlon podcast is a weekly podcast that catches you up on the latest tech news through games, trivia, and (usually) friendly competitions. https://open.spotify.com/show/1HRe3KlPaYUVgs1zTcsztO?si=7f0rYgqhQ5WUmFbpwdKXZw Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpo...

49 MIN2018 NOV 23
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36: The Most Boring Episode Ever. (Math Games)