Insect Locomotion

Research into insect locomotion is a large and active area in both biology and engineering. From a mathematicians point of view the interest is in both trying to understand the mechanism that has evolved in insects to produce the patterns observed, and to help provide an insight to roboticists as to how to improve control mechanisms for hexapod robots (although…

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Thomas Cox: Britain 1731

A continuing series of posts to highlight my small antique map collection. All scans are taken directlly from an original copy, not a reproduction. Map of Britain by Thomas Cox from his “Magna Britannia” published 1731. Thomas Wright wrote the following in 1836:

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Herman Moll: World 1739

This is the first in a series of posts to highlight my small antique map collection. I should point out that I am by no means an expert on this topic, but know what I like and am fortunate enough to be a short journey away from the Pickwick Gallery in Stratford-Upon-Avon from where I source most of my new…

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Fourmile Castle

Fourmile Castle, a Second Life project which used to be found at this SLURL. I’ve had an avatar in Second Life since January 2007 after being introduced to the educational possibilities by a couple of guys from the Open University, and Fourmile Castle was my personal project as opposed to the “Warwick University Maths” island highlighted on other pages.  It…

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