I love “pseudo” math!

What is “pseudo” math, you ask?  It’s what I like to call the kind of math you see in movies, magazine advertisements and on TV – the kind that looks like it is somehow important but, in reality, is nothing more than random mathematical symbols on the screen or page.  For instance, take a look  at John Berman’s report (ABC News) looking at the math behind the numbers of the GOP race for the Republican Presidential nomination – Close Up This Week.

I love the algebra, the formulas, the symbols, his use of the terms calculus, algebra, and theorem.  It is, of course, meaningless but that doesn’t matter to me.  Just the fact that he has used these words is enough to excite me.  Any time the media or Hollywood celebrates math and gets it out into the public is a victory in my book!

Thanks, John!