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Mathematical Objects: Twenty Pence coin

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Twenty Pence coin. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

twenty pence coin
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Podcasting about: Mathematical Objects

In this series of posts, we’ll be featuring mathematical podcasts from all over the internet, by speaking to the creators of the podcast and asking them about what they do.

We spoke to… ourselves, since we run a podcast here and realised we haven’t done one of these posts about it! Katie and Peter are currently in their third season of fortnightly episodes, with plenty more to come.

Mathematical Objects: A vehicle with Christopher Danielson

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a vehicle. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Christopher Danielson.

Toy car
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Mathematical Objects: Möbius band

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Möbius band. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Möbius band made of paper
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nimsticks: LaTeX package for drawing Nim sticks and games

A while ago on this blog I shared a LaTeX macro I had written for drawing games of Nim. I have now taken the plunge and written this into a LaTeX package called nimsticks. (Why? What do you do to relax on a lazy Sunday morning?)

Here is the description of the nimsticks package:

This LaTeX package provides commands \drawnimstick to draw a single nim stick and \nimgame which represents games of multi-pile Nim. Nim sticks are drawn with a little random wobble so they look ‘thrown together’ and not too regular.

What this does it allows commands such as \nimgame{5,3,4} which renders like this:

Three Nim heaps: 5 sticks, 3 sticks and 4 sticks

Mathematical Objects: Mandala with Hana Ayoob

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a mandala. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Hana Ayoob.

Mandala patterned circle with an anatomical heart at the centre
Mandala by Hana Ayoob
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