I got into math not because of any math I learned at school, but because of books like the collected "Mathematical
Games" columns of Martin Gardner, the logic puzzles of Raymond Smullyan, and *Godel, Escher, Bach*, the catalyst
for my first mystical intellectual experience. As time has gone on, and I've gotten degrees in math, read *lots*
of math books, taught and taken math classes, and generally just mucked about with odd math thoughts, I thought I would
share some of the things I know about math, and link to some very good sources on math.

- Quick poem on analysis - 26 Sept 96
- Two-photon imaging (okay, it's physics, but let's not get picky) - 31 March 99
- Impromptu list of math projects for high schoolers - 10 Oct 99
- A tirade against calculators in math classes - 25 Aug 00
- Sexing your Meep
*or*A little foray into Bayesian inference - 28 Sept 00 - How to calculate sin(x) "by hand" - 6 Feb 01
- On lying, and bluffing - 2 April 01
- Infinity is NOT a number: pt 1 - on countably infinite sets vs. uncountably infinite sets - 12 April 01
- Infinity is NOT a number: pt 2 (electric bugaloo) - on limits of functions - 24 May 01
- Infinity is NOT a number III: The Search for Lebesgue - infinity "paradoxes" - 29 May 01
- Infinity is NOT a number IV: Measure for Measure - a little intro to measure theory - 16 July 01
- Poker Probabilities and the wild card paradox -- what happens when you throw a joker into the deck - 17 Dec 01
- Poker Probabilities and the Optimal Strategy -- how to lose money more slowly at video poker - 18 Dec 01
- King of the Hill -- on Lagrange multipliers, derivatives, and extremal points - 29 Jan 02

- Mathcamp 2001 booklist
- Mathcamp 2K booklist
- Mathcamp 1999 booklist
- Godel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas Hofstadter
- Concrete Mathematics, by Graham, Knuth, and Patashnik
- Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions, by Frederick Mosteller
- How to Lie With Statistics, by Darrell Huff, ill. by Irving Geis
- Scarne's Guide to Modern Poker, by John Scarne
- Math Into LaTeX, by George Gratzer
- Flatterland, by Ian Stewart
- A Gentle Introduction to Game Theory, by Saul Stahl
- Moral Calculations, by Lazlo Mero

- False Proofs in postscript and in pdf
- Fractals in postscript - get your postscript printer (or ghostview) to do some computing for you!
- Hell Relays Over - math parody songs to the Eagles, Tom Petty, and Bob Marley
- Still at Mathcamp After All These Years - math parody songs to Simon & Garfunkel tunes
- Dr. T's Lonely Staff Club Band - math parody songs to Beatles tunes
- Name That Mathematician! - a punny list of famous mathematicians
- References for Markov models

Mary Pat Campbell, last updated December 2001