Monthly Archives: July 2015

Train tracks and graph theory

I think games and toys, even those for young children, can often be a great source of interesting mathematics.  Recently a friend of mine was helping his sons build a train track using the pieces shown below: As you can … Continue reading

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Floating-point round trips revisited

After a couple of interesting conversations on the subject, I think I should try to clear up some potentially confusing comments I made in my last post about converting binary floating-point values to decimal strings… and back to binary floating point … Continue reading

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