Monthly Archives: March 2014

“On Space and Time,” a book review – 1

While tidying up the ‘math center’ (a set of shelves in the dining room full of book, supplies and mathematical manipulatives) I came across a book I had apparently checked out of the library some time ago but have forgotten … Continue reading

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TQFT – elementary examples and consequences

In TQFT Axioms – 1, I shared the axioms for a topological quantum field theory as detailed in Kock.  Any functor meeting these axioms count.  We’re going to explore some consequences.  There are some surprising consequences (they’re bound to be better … Continue reading

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TQFT Axioms – 1

The sources here will be Kock’s book, “Frobenius Algebras and 2D Topological Quantum Field Theories.”  I’d like to do a separate post on Michael Atiyah’s 1988 article “Topological Quantum Field Theories” where he set down the axioms (not to be confused … Continue reading

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Critical values/points: Morse Theory and Calculus

Simon found a promising series of lectures on Morse theory on YouTube.  I tend to watch such things a couple times since my life is rife with interruption lately (of the cute, cuddly infant sort).  I was watching it again this … Continue reading

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Goals?

Inspired by Shea Browne‘s recent post “Gaining Momentum” I decided to write an update but also a stab at a mathematical manifesto.  What am I doing?  Why am I doing it? I’m easily pulled in many directions and have a … Continue reading

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