The Math Aficionado’s Guide to High-Fives [Math with Bad Drawings]

When I first loaded the article, the first thing I saw was the first image (a good blogging tip to keep in mind, by the way) and instantly I knew this was going to be good.

Math with Bad Drawings

The Asymptote. This representation of one of the coolest behaviors a function can have is also good for germaphobes afraid of physical contact.

The High 5, Mod 5. Ever wondered, “What exactly is the difference between a fist bump and a high-five?” The pedestrian mind might say, “One uses closed fists, and one uses open palms.” But I reply that in modular arithmetic, there is no difference at all.

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