In order to provide more regular, updates, I’m moving to a system where I will look to update each M-F at midnight, so loyal reader(s) can have something to look at over coffee. This will also give me weekends to get a bit of a backlog of updates, so the rigors of getting through a week don’t mess up updating as much.
Also! So as not to disappoint those who came looking for a snippet of math, next Monday’s post is on a result of Frigyes Riesz (“Did I spell his name right?” “Frig, yes!”), whose teaching style is one to be admired. From Wikipedia:
He had an uncommon method of giving lectures: he entered the lecture hall with an assistant and a docent. The docent then began reading the proper passages from Riesz’s handbook and the assistant inscribed the appropriate equations on the blackboard—while Riesz himself stood aside, nodding occasionally.
Good work if you can get it.