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Submission from my blog. I doubt if anyone besides me has visited it, so I’m very curious what other people think; feedback is highly appreciated!


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    Very nicely written an illustrated. In the evenings I’m a bit short on patience (tired) and so I was a little daunted by all the equations, but I loved the illustrations. For a person like me (not a math guy, reading in the evening, pooped from the day) what would be nice is a story mostly told in lay language with more illustrations. The equations can go in boxes or at the end. But very good writing. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Blogs on math are always most appreciated.

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      Thanks for the kind words and the feedback! I usually print my articles a while after I’ve written them, and read and improve them. I’ll keep your feedback in mind.

      The master thesis I refer to might be better suited for you, but unfortunately it’s written in Dutch…

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        I just don’t know how this can get any more lay. It sounds elitist, but some work has to be done to understand this. I don’t think you can avoid learning the cubic equation without doing calculations on your own.

        Maybe there is a way, but I don’t think anyone has discovered it. There seems to be some irreducible complexity (haha, we even call it that, casus irreducibilis).

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          Maybe the mathematics itself can’t be simplified, but I think the presentation can be a bit more clear (e.g. by working with the same set of variables from the start, the ‘summary’ section can be removed, and I could outline the different steps that are used to reduce the polynomial in the introduction). Maybe I should add some comments about the casus irreducibilis as well…

          Anyway, thanks for the feedback.