The Horrors of log(log(log(t))) Ben Orlin Cartoons, Math September 1, 2021July 13, 2021 1 Minute and other math cartoons I drew these in collaboration with the fantastic folks at Art of Problem Solving. Check them out! Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailLike this:Like Loading... Published September 1, 2021July 13, 2021
4 thoughts on “The Horrors of log(log(log(t)))”
I love your blog (got introduced by a former math teacher of mine). And I love Art of Problem Solving classes (who teach math waaay better than him–sorry, man). This is the crossover I didn’t know I needed. But I do, and it’s totally worth it.
Regarding multiplication as repeated addition, I was blown away when I learned that multiplication can be defined as an operation that distributes over addition.
a*1 = 1*a = a
a(b+1) = ab + a
It encompasses the “repeated addition” notion of multiplication, but it does so much more.
Distribution is not just a property.
That last one is painfully true. (As I sit here, avoiding cyclic groups by reading your awesomely bad cartoons).