The group of symmetries of the square

Groups are a basic mathematical algebraic structure that I presented in this blog post, where I also gave the example of the group . Here I want to expand on this and give another more visual example. Symmetries are a big part of group theory and its applications. You can present every group as symmetries…… Continue reading The group of symmetries of the square

What is a group? Example and applications [Math]

Groups are a common object in abstract mathematics, but they also have various applications outside of math as we will see later. In this post I will give you the details of what a group is and because theoretical definitions can be hard to grasp, I also included a simple example. Definition of a group…… Continue reading What is a group? Example and applications [Math]

5 Tips for Reading Scientific proof-based Papers

When I started working towards my master thesis I got overwhelmed with 30 page papers where each proof made ZERO sense to me. I would skip the proofs and then not understand what the paper was saying because the statements by themselves weren’t easy to grasp without sketching the idea out on paper yourself. I…… Continue reading 5 Tips for Reading Scientific proof-based Papers