Sunday, April 11, 2010

Calculus Lesson

Accepting that numbers can do strange, new things is one of the toughest parts of math:

  • There’s numbers between the numbers we count with? (Yes — decimals)
  • There’s a number for nothing at all? (Sure — zero)
  • The number line is two dimensional? (You bet — imaginary numbers)

Calculus is a beautiful subject, but challenges some long-held assumptions:

  • Numbers don’t have to be perfectly accurate?
  • Numbers aren’t all the same size (i.e. 1 times some number)?

Today’s post introduces a new way to think about accuracy and infinitely small numbers. This is not a rigorous course on analysis — it’s my way of grappling with the ideas behind Calculus.

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Bottoms Up Press with 24 kilos. Just look at that focus!

400m Med Ball Run and Bar Jumps

Squat Clean

Rest 5 minutes then
3 Rounds for time
10 Man Makers (Men use 24kg/Women use 16kg)
15 Tire Flips

Post loads and times to comments.


  1. 400 med ball run 1:22

    Squat clean 185x1, PR by 30#!!! I didn't get real deep on the last one, but the whole movement just felt a lot smoother than previous tries.


  2. Nice work on that Clean!!

    Run in 1:24

    11 something as Rx'ed. I can't believe we both forgot our times!