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The Infinite Cycle of Gladwell’s David and Goliath

I recently finished reading Malcolm Gladwell's┬áDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. The book is like most Gladwell books. It has a central thesis, and then interweaves studies and anecdotes to make the case. In this one, the thesis is fairly obvious: sometimes things we think of as disadvantages have hidden… Continue reading The Infinite Cycle of Gladwell’s David and Goliath


Issues with Stewart

The old faithful Calculus text of Stewart has provided me with countless headaches this quarter. I must confess that my calc class is really quite bright. These problems do not occur in your standard freshmen calc class. The Catch-22: Stewart presents the definition of continuity at a point. A function is not continuous at "a"… Continue reading Issues with Stewart