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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 4

The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. Volume 8, Number 4 of the Bulletin kicks off with the concluding half of our 2-part interview with Hamilton College Assistant Professor of Mathematics … Continue reading

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Intuiting the Chain Rule

If you’ve just learned the chain rule but feel that you have no intuition for it, this post might help. Recall that the chain rule tells us how to compute the derivative of a composite function. Specifically, suppose and  are … Continue reading

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Why is the area under one hump of a sine curve exactly 2?

I was talking with a student recently who told me that he always found the fact that amazing. “How is it that the area under one hump of the sine curve comes out exactly 2?” He asked me if there is … Continue reading

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