Tagged "education"

Euler’s Method in Hidden Figures

Having thoroughly enjoyed seeing the movie Hidden Figures, I wondered about the “old math” breakthrough shown late in the story, when the Euler method is applied to aerospace calculations, after several scenes claiming that the math needed to do the calculations did not exist.

Book Review: The Children’s Machine

This past spring I read Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms as part of the MIT Media Lab Learning Creative Learning course.

Relational Database Programming Class at MIT

I started reading Philip Greenspun’s database-backed web application books and articles around 2005.