Musings on science, math, engineering, and the environment.

  • What is mathematics doing in a chemical engineering lecture?

    By Cory Simon

    I am teaching Process Dynamics & Simulation this quarter, which is a prelude to process control. The class involves a lot of mathematics. When preparing a part of my lecture on Euler’s formula, I came across this quote by Richard Feynman. Because it resonated with me, I read the last part to my students during class, but replaced all references...

  • On toy models

    By Cory Simon

    On the utility of toy models; kidney donations and porous materials with rotating ligands.