zsd232 wrote: …John Dee is also a key author, but Enochian magic attributed to him was actually manufactured from a small portion of his surviving writings, recovered quite a long time after his death… I wrote: I’ve found I’m one of the few sorcerers who practice what John Dee meant tacitly by Thaumaturgy – what would be referred to as engineering abstractly. It seems like a lot of people practice Theurgy – Enochian magic, under the impression that’s what John Dee meant by Thaumaturgy. He was referencing the idea of the archetypal “black box” where a mechanism abstractly does something Read More

## Tag: PBS Infinite Series

## Dissecting Hypercubes with Pascal’s Triangle

What does the inside of a tesseract look like? Pascal’s Triangle can tell us.

## Splitting Rent with Triangles

You can find out how to fairly divide rent between three different people even when you don’t know the third person’s preferences! Find out how with Sperner’s Lemma.

## How to Generate Pseudorandom Numbers

What is a the difference between a random and a pseudorandom number? And what can pseudo random numbers allow us to do that random numbers can’t?

## How Infinity Explains the Finite

Peano arithmetic proves many theories in mathematics but does have its limits. In order to prove certain things you have to step beyond these axioms. Sometimes you need infinity.

## Kill the Mathematical Hydra

How do you defeat a creature that grows two heads for every one head you chop off? You do the math. Mathematician Kelsey Houston-Edwards explains how to defeat a seemingly undefeatable monster using a rather unexpected mathematical proof. In this episode you’ll see mathematician vs monster, thought vs ferocity, cardinal vs ordinal. You won’t want to miss it.

## The Mathematics of Quantum Computers

What is the math behind quantum computers? And why are quantum computers so amazing? Find out on this episode of Infinite Series.

## Associahedra: The Shapes of Multiplication

What happens when you multiply shapes? This is part 2 of our episode on multiplying things that aren’t numbers.

## The Multiplication Multiverse

Multiplication of numbers is an associative property and we can make sense of “multiplication” between things that aren’t numbers but that’s not considered as associativity.

## Are Prime Numbers Made Up?

Is math real or simply something made up by mathematicians? You can’t physically touch a number yet using numbers we’re able to build skyscrapers and launch rockets into space.