### Confronting The Climate Emergency, Part 2

Tasked with heading the challenge of confronting the declared CLIMATE EMERGENCY, Councillors and politicians throughout the land and all over the world are sounding the alarm bells and preaching to the people: WE MUST ACT [more…]

### Heads, Tails And Beans |S|=4

So far, we’ve looked at sets and how they contain information that we wish to count in some way. How the power set $$\wp(S)$$ can count all of the possible sub-sets of a given set [more…]

### Big Shed

In my last piece I talked through the attempt to refurb a lawnmower, replacing the rusted body, which is now back to happily chewing all it crosses, without spitting bits out at random. As long [more…]

### Confronting The Climate Emergency, Part 1

I write this on the eve of my first meeting of the Holme Valley Parish Council Climate Emergency Steering Group [HVPCCESG], a meeting I shall be attending as the newly elected Councillor for the Netherthong [more…]

### Heads, Tails And Beans |S|=3

Subsets Let’s suppose that set $$S$$ contains a full deck of playing cards. Therefore, $$|S|=52$$. We can split the cards into four suits: $$♠,♣,♥,♦$$. Let’s make a set $$T$$ that contains only the clubs suit [more…]

### Musings about Electric Vehicles

My Citroen C3 will be three years old in January and knowing that in the past I have often changed my car then, a friend asked me if I had considered going Electric. Several years [more…]

### Heads, Tails And Beans |S|=2

Before we can start to solve some counting problems we need to know a little of combinatorics’ notation. Luckily, a few simple rules should get us started. Don’t worry if it doesn’t make sense, that [more…]

### Ophiocordyceps unilateralis

Yes, there are two paths you can go by. But in the long run there’s still time to change which road you’re on. – Lao Tzu There exists in nature a particularly blasphemous little organism [more…]

### Heads, Tails And Beans |S|=1

Mathematics is not everyone’s cup of tea – fair enough. The Monday morning ‘double maffs’ articles by our resident mathematician, OldTrout, can present some GP’ers with a feeling of bewilderment. Myself included. I’m no mathematician. [more…]