Welcome to the new home of Dead Reckonings

I have moved my Dead Reckonings blog from its original home to this site to improve performance and bring a new look to the blog. I hope you like the new style. I tried out some newer typefaces but reverted to the old Georgia because I simply love the look and readability of numbers in this font, and there are a lot of numbers in this blog. I will be publishing new content soon, so please stay tuned.

Ron

5 thoughts on “Welcome to the new home of Dead Reckonings”

1. Dave L October 6, 2016 / 10:33 pm

I’m glad you’re still active! I like the new look too!
-Dave

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2. AndyGJ January 27, 2017 / 6:07 am

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3. TrevorC February 23, 2017 / 10:30 pm

just found this series and also pynomo – both brilliant!!
trying to find a way to rotate scales and turn axis labels upside down in pynomo, but can’t find anything in the pynomo documentation – even in your excellent … “designing with pynomo” essay

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4. Raul Prisacariu October 14, 2021 / 3:56 am

I think that Lill’s method would also be an interesting topic for your website. On my website I have a page dedicated to Lill’s method https://www.raulprisacariu.com/papers/ . You can also see my papers page.

Lill’s method can be used to solve quadratic equations. If you know a root you can also use it for polynomial deflation. Lill’s graph of a polynomial equation can also be connected to the tangent of sum of angles formula. Lills’ method can also be used to find the derivatives of polynomials and it can be combined with origami. The point is that it has many useful applications, properties and connections to various areas of math (geometry, algebra, calculus, trigonometry).

I am not sure if a Lill graph of a polynomial can be categorized as a nomogram, but it is very similar to nomograms. So it’s a topic that is relevant to this website.

I also want to mention that I respect the idea behind this website. There are many mathematical treasures that became “forgotten’ in our modern era. A lot of them were forgotten due to the modern computers. Nonetheless, I also believe that people should still be aware of nomograms, slide rule, Lill’s method or other interesting mathematical concepts. I hope that you will write new articles for this blog.

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