Breaking Math Podcast

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4
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295 reviews
This podcast has
106 episodes
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Explicit
No
Date created
2017/02/01
Last published
2022/06/19
Average duration
46 min.
Release period
18 days

Description

Breaking Math is a podcast that aims to make math accessible to everyone, and make it enjoyable. Every other week, topics such as chaos theory, forbidden formulas, and more will be covered in detail. If you have 45 or so minutes to spare, you're almost guaranteed to learn something new! SFTM, our umbrella organization, also has another (explicit) podcast called "Nerd Forensics" all about nerd (and other) culture. Check it out wherever you get podcasts! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support

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74: Lights, Camera, Action! (3D Computer Graphics: Part I)
2022/06/19
The world around us is a four-dimensional world; there are three spatial dimensions, and one temporal dimension. Many of these objects emit an almost unfathomable number of photons. As we developed as creatures on this planet, we gathered the ability to sense the world around us; and given the amount of information represented as photons, it is no surprise that we developed an organ for sensing photons. But because of the amount of photons that are involved, and our relatively limited computational resources, it is necessary to develop shortcuts if we want to simulate an environment in silico. So what is raytracing? How is that different from what happens in games? And what does Ptolemy have to do with 3D graphics? All of this and more on this episode of Breaking Math. Theme was Breaking Math Theme and outro was Breaking Math Outro by Elliot Smith of Albuquerque. This episode is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. License information can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ [Featuring: Sofía Baca, Gabriel Hesch]
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73: Materialism: a Material Science Podcast Podcast Episode (Interview with Taylor Sparks)
2022/05/28
Physical objects are everywhere, and they're all made out of molecules, and atoms. However, the arrangement and refinement of these atoms can be the difference between a computer and sand, or between a tree and paper. For a species as reliant on tool use, the ability to conceieve of, design, create, and produce these materials is an ongoing concern. Since we've been around as humans, and even before, we have been material scientists in some regard, searching for new materials to make things out of, including the tools we use to make things. So what is the difference between iron and steel? How do we think up new things to make things out of? And what are time crystals? All of this and more on this episode of Breaking Math. This episode is released under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. More information here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ [Featuring: Sofía Baca, Gabriel Hesch; Taylor Sparks]
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72: The Lifestyles of the Mathematical and Famous (an Interview with Author Robert Black)
2022/05/15
Robert Black is an author who has written a six-book series about seven influential mathematicians, their lives, and their work. We interview him and his books, and take a peek into the lives of these influential mathematicians. Addendum: Hey Breaking Math fans, I just wanted to let y'all know that the second material science podcast is delayed. [Featuring: Sofía Baca; Robert Black]
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71: What's the Matter? An Interview with Chris Cogswell of the Mad Scientist Podcast (Material Science)
2022/04/12
Matter is that which takes up space, and has mass. It is what we interact with, and what we are. Imagining a world without matter is to imagine light particles drifting aimlessly in space. Gasses, liquids, solids, and plasmas are all states of matter. Material science studies all of these, and their combinations and intricacies, found in examining foams, gels, meshes, and other materials and metamaterials. Chris Cogswell is a material scientist, and host of The Mad Scientist Podcast, a podcast that takes a critical look at things ranging from technological fads, to pseudoscience, and topics that deserve a critical eye. On the first of a pair of two episodes about material science, we interview Chris about his experience with studying material science, and ask questions about the subject in general. Links referenced by Chris Cogswell: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUvi5eQhPTc is about nanomagnetism and cool demonstration of ferrofluid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dlt63N-Uuk goes over nanomagnetic applications in medicine - http://yaghi.berkeley.edu/pdfPublications/04MOFs.pdf Great review paper on new class of materials known as MOFs which are going to be very important in coming years - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkYimZBzguw Crash course engineering on nanomaterials, really good introduction to the field - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7EYQLOlwDM Oak Ridge national lab paper on using nano materials for carbon dioxide conversion to other carbon molecules - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxVFopLpIQY Really good paper on carbon capture technology challenges and economics [Featuring: Sofía Baca, Gabriel Hesch, Meryl Flaherty; Chris Cogswell] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support
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70.1: Episode 70.1 of Breaking Math Podcast (Self-Reference)
2022/03/20
Seldom do we think about self-reference, but it is a huge part of the world we live in. Every time that we say 'myself', for instance, we are engaging in self-reference. Long ago, the Liar Paradox and the Golden Ratio were among the first formal examples of self-reference. Freedom to refer to the self has given us fruitful results in mathematics and technology. Recursion, for example, is used in algorithms such as PageRank, which is one of the primary algorithms in Google's search engine. Elements of self-reference can also be found in foundational shifts in the way we understand mathematics, and has propelled our understanding of mathematics forward. Forming modern set theory was only possible due to a paradox called Russel's paradox, for example. Even humor uses self-reference. Realizing this, can we find harmony in self-reference? Even in a podcast intro, are there elements of self-reference? Nobody knows, but I'd check if I were you. Catch all of this, and more, on this episode of Breaking Math. Episode 70.1: Episode Seventy Point One of Breaking Math Podcast [Featuring: Sofía Baca, Gabriel Hesch; Millicent Oriana] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support
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70: This Episode Intentionally Left Blank
2022/03/19
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Season 4 Announcement (and a Rerun of Forbidden Formulas)
2022/02/20
Hello, listeners! This is Sofia with an announcement. Season 4 is about to start, and we have some great episodes planned. The last few weeks have been busy for us in our personal lives, and we apologize for our spotty release schedule lately. We're excited to bring you more of the content you've grown to love. Today, we're going to have a rerun of our first episode on. This episode is a little rough at points, but we're choosing to rerun it because it captures the spirit of the podcast so elegantly. So, without further ado, here is Breaking Math episode 1: Forbidden Formulas. [Featuring: Sofía Baca, Gabriel Hesch; Amy Lynn] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support
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Rerun of P1: Peano Addition
2022/01/27
On this problem episode, join Sofía and guest Diane Baca to learn about what an early attempt to formalize the natural numbers has to say about whether or not m+n equals n+m. [Featuring: Sofía Baca; Diane Baca] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support
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69: An Interview with Michael Brooks, Author of "The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization"
2022/01/23
Michael Brooks is a science writer who specializes in making difficult concepts easier to grasp. In his latest book, Brooks goes through several mathematical concepts and discusses their motivation, history, and discovery. So how do stories make it easier to learn? What are some of the challenges associated with conveying difficult concepts to the general public? And who, historically, has been a mathematician? All of this and more on this episode of Breaking Math.  Songs were Breaking Math Intro and Outro by Elliot Smith of Albuquerque.  This episode is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribute-ShareAlike-NonCommercial license. For more information, visit CreativeCommons.org  [Featuring: Sofía Baca, Gabriel Hesch, Meryl Flaherty; Michael Brooks] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support
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P12: O My God (Big O Notation)
2022/01/04
There are times in mathematics when we are generalizing the behavior of many different, but similar, entities. One such time that this happens is the use cases of Big O notation, which include describing the long-term behavior of functions, and talking about how accurate numerical calculations are. On this problem episode, we are going to discuss Big O notation and how to use it. This episode is licensed by Sofia Baca under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. For more information, visit CreativeCommons.org. [Featuring: Sofía Baca] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support
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68: LOL!!! SO RANDOM (Random Variables)
2021/12/23
The world is often uncertain, but it has only been in the last half millennium that we've found ways to interact mathematically with that concept. From its roots in death statistics, insurance, and gambling to modern Bayesian networks and machine learning, we've seen immense productivity in this field. Every way of looking at probability has something in common: the use of random variables. Random variables let us talk about events with uncertain outcomes in a concrete way. So what are random variables? How are they defined? And how do they interact? All of this, and more, on this episode of Breaking Math. Interact with the hosts: @SciPodSofia @TechPodGabe Or the guest: @KampPodMillie Patreon here: patreon.com/breakingmathpodcast Featuring music by Elliot Smith. For info about music used in ads, which are inserted dynamically, contact us at breakingmathpodcast@gmail.com [Featuring: Sofía Baca, Gabriel Hesch; Millicent Oriana] --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support
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67: Wrath of Math (Mathematics Used Unwisely)
2021/12/09
Mathematics is a subject that has been used for great things over time: it has helped people grow food, design shelter, and in every part of life. It should be, then, no surprise that sometimes mathematics is used for evil; that is to say, there are times where mathematics is used to either implement or justify regressive things like greed, racism, classism, and even genocide. So when has math been used for destructive purposes? What makes us mis-apply mathematics? And why can oversimplification lead to devastation? All of this, and more, on this episode of Breaking Math. Theme song is Breaking Math Theme by Elliot Smith of Albuquerque. This episode is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. For more information, go to CreativeCommons.org --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support
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4 out of 5
295 reviews
thelessyouknow 2021/12/13
1 episode in but
It’s great! Please keep it up. Love it. Listening to Feeling Lucky rn, probability and chance is so interesting.
jackson7878 2022/05/27
Off topic
When the hosts talk about actual math, the podcast is informative and interesting. When they begin speculating on non mathematical topics (elitism, h...
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zh@nzheng 2021/12/18
Seriously?
How can a podcast about math have two dudes who can’t properly pronounce the name of Kurt Godel??
super nova?☺️ 2021/06/05
Math!➕➕
What I love about this podcast is I love how that solve problems and I learn about this podcast is so good but it tells me like division subtraction m...
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Joshuausher 2021/03/20
Thanks, Universal Network Effect!
I can’t believe I found this - quintessentially lending a session to each of the burgeoning questions I’ve spent the pandemic on a sojourn just to col...
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Prankin5 2021/02/14
Unique brilliance
These two fellows have a wonderful and unique perspective on the philosophy of math and its role in the human and seeing how our history and many othe...
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KingsGuy08472 2020/09/17
LISTEN UP BUDDIES!
NOWWW! lol
johnnerbonner 2021/02/11
Cut
These guys have a lot of superfluous content. They need a good editor
Carneades 2020/07/23
Good math; some dumb comments
This is a moderately interesting podcast with fair explanations given an audio format. But when they comment on other things (cults, elitism ) they c...
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kennie7 2020/08/19
Worst
He just makes up facts.

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