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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

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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