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So let’s talk a little more in detail about the guts of the previous paper I just discussed. Just as a recap, the idea of that paper came from the fact that in MacMahon’s paper there were 8 variations discussed, … Continue reading
Different ways of counting To introduce the topic of my nextÂ paper, I want to step back a little bit to something classically studied by mathematicians. In fact, it has a pretty rich and interesting history going back to a major … Continue reading
Math papers are an odd beast. They out of necessity contain a lot of technical details and can appear quite abstruse. They are filled with jargon, formulĂ¦, and other bits that can easily scare the nonspecialist reader. At the same … Continue reading
We’re finally at the point where we can provide the first definition of Tropical Geometry, and for the sake of personal historicity, it will be the one that I didn’t particularly like when I learned of it. Remember that the … Continue reading
So we have discussed the following idea. Given a geometric object , we can study it by studying the functions that are defined on , which we will write as (I’m not actually sure what the stands for, but this … Continue reading
So last post we went over the origin of the name “Tropical Geometry”, but not what it was. I would like to start to do that, but I think that in order to do so we have to take a … Continue reading
Tropical geometry is a funny one. When I first learned of it, I had two reactions: first, I hated the name, and second, I thought it was unmotivated and was really just generalization for the sake of generalization. I was … Continue reading