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Links

Below are a bunch of links to pages I think are cool! The topics could range over a large number of things, from science to music.

  • Math
    • The homepage of the Mathematics Department at my current institution, Denison University.
    • The homepage of the Mathematics Department at my first visiting position, Randolph-Macon College.
    • The homepage of the Mathematics Department at my doctoral institution, the University of Notre Dame.
    • The homepage of my Alma mater, the Mathematics Department at the University of California, Riverside.
    • Here is the blog of the mathematician John Baez. He always has something interesting to say about math! He was my professor for my first Differential Geometry class, and I think his instruction played a big part in me getting into geometry.
    • Learning LaTeX? Trying to figure out the tex code for a random symbol? Go here and you can draw the symbol and it will give you the code.
  • Physics/Astronomy
    • The Scale of The Universe 2 gives a neat interactive zooming tool that gives examples to help really understand what orders of magnitude of size mean. It contains familiar objects that people generally have ideas of the sizes of for reference.
    • If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel gives a to scale model of the Solar System given that the size of the Moon is one pixel.
    • Here, you can read some lecture notes from the late, great Carl Sagan on Planetary Science and on Critical Thinking. The Library of Congress also has the exercises he assigned to this class, in case you care to take a stab at those!
    • A page devoted to Carl Sagan! The beautiful theme to his Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series plays in the background.
    • Speaking of Cosmos, the reboot of the series with host Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, is a nice modernization of the show. Click on the name of the show to watch episodes.
  • Music
    • The Chord Find page will give you guitar chords, and even has a reverse chord look-up where you type in the pattern and it tells you whether what you entered is a chord or not, and if so, what chord it is.
    • I know tabs are not the best or proper way to actually learn songs, but Songsterr is at least a little better since it includes rhythm. This is currently my go to place for tabs.