Math Vault, Author at Math Vault | Page 2 of 3

# All Posts by Math Vault

Follow

Math Vault and its Redditbots has the singular goal of advocating for education in higher mathematics through digital publishing and the uncanny use of technologies. Head to the Vault for more math cookies. :)

## Derivative of Inverse Functions (a.k.a, How to Create Your Own Table of Derivatives)

Quick question. Are you currently (or have been) a student of differential calculus (a.k.a., Calculus I)? If so, maybe you can guess what is on that (potentially-cryptic) graph above? What. Inverse functions of course! Just look at that beautiful shape and how well they correspond with each other! (OK. Bonus point: can you guess which […]

## Derivative of x^x, x^x^x, and a Venture Into Tetration and Hyper-Exponentiation

Hiya! Happy 2016 everyone! 2015 has been a very productive year for us (perhaps a bit on the higher end), but we know for one that this year is off to a great start! As you can see here, our site has gone through some kind of extreme makeover — just so that we can […]

## An Introduction to LaTeX, Professional Typesetting and Scientific Publishing (a.k.a. When to Avoid Traditional Word Processors)

Howdy everyone. We hope that you have enjoyed and cherished your summer so far! As it stands out, there has been a bit of development behind the scene here at Math Vault, and with the limited time we had, it was difficult for us to hop back to writing and researching in the previous weeks. […]

## “Sound” Investment: Figuring Out How Much You Invested Before — By Solely Looking at the Current Interest Amount

Need a dose of no-BS financial education? Here’s a good news for you. Not too long ago, we were chatting with our wildly imaginative friend and tutee Victor, who came up with the following investment question: OK. Let’s say that a while ago, I set up a lump sum of investment with a total of \\$10,000 CAD towards […]

## The Mathematician’s Glossary of Non-Mathematical Terms — A Peak Into Those Foreign-Looking Nerdy Brains

All right. After having done some heavy-duty math this semester, we have decided to slack off a bit for good and ponder on, hmm…a different kind of mathematics altogether. “What?”, you ask? Well, if you are reading this, chances are that either you are non-mathematical, or you have been doing math for quite a while […]

## Biostatistics For Health Professionals (McGill EPIB 507) — A Review

For all our prospective med-school students (and others alike) who are currently enrolled in EPIB 507 here in McGill, you must have wondered about why you took a course such as biostatistics in the first place, and as you have already experienced, our biostats course — as opposed to courses in the regular semesters — […]

## Upcoming Last-Minute McGill MATH 323 Q&A Session

Hello everyone. For the last hours just before the final, we are hosting a free-for-all Q&A session for McGill MATH 323 (Probability). This is mainly for those who want to sharpen their skills further and address finer issues. (by the way, this is not the time to learn everything from scratch — try to do […]

## Troubleshooting: Evaluating an Trigonometric Integral Algebraically

Hehe…we are always amused by calculus students who manage to mis-integrate a function to the point of yielding nonsensical answers. To illustrate what we mean by this, here is Steve, who — at the point of this writing at least — still haven’t got a clue where his computations went awry: How do you evaluate […]

Optimize your higher mathematical prowess with The Definitive Guide to Learning Higher Mathematics today!