Juola and Ramsay 2017 - Six Septembers: Mathematics for the Humanist


From the description:

"Scholars of all stripes are turning their attention to materials that represent enormous opportunities for the future of humanistic inquiry. The purpose of this book is to impart the concepts that underlie the mathematics they are likely to encounter and to unfold the notation in a way that removes that particular barrier completely. This book is a primer for developing the skills to enable humanist scholars to address complicated technical material with confidence. This book, to put it plainly, is concerned with the things that the author of a technical article knows, but isn’t saying. Like any field, mathematics operates under a regime of shared assumptions, and it is our purpose to elucidate some of those assumptions for the newcomer.

"The individual subjects we tackle are (in order): logic and proof, discrete mathematics, abstract algebra, probability and statistics, calculus, and differential equations. This is not at all the order in which these subjects are usually taught in school curricula, and indeed, it is possible to take a course of study that does not include all of them. Our ordering is borne of our own sense of how best to convey the concepts of mathematics to humanists, and is, like mathematics itself, strongly cumulative."

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Diceware lists & docs (3.4MB ZIP)

> Diceware™ is a method for picking passphrases that uses dice to select words at random from a special list called the Diceware Word List. Each word in the list is preceded by a five digit number. All the digits are between one and six, allowing you to use the outcomes of five dice rolls to select a word from the list.

> Here is a short excerpt from the Diceware word list:

16655 clause

16656 claw

16661 clay

16662 clean

16663 clear

16664 cleat

16665 cleft

16666 clerk

21111 cliche

21112 click

21113 cliff

21114 climb

21115 clime

21116 cling

21121 clink

21122 clint

21123 clio

21124 clip

21125 clive

21126 cloak

21131 clock

Most published under open licenses, some in the public domain.

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photo: Stacy Hardy

From the Fleuron site:

> Fleuron is a database of eighteenth-century printers' ornaments. Eighteenth-century books were highly decorated and decorative. Their pages were adorned with ornaments that ranged from small floral embellishments to large and intricate head- and tailpieces, depicting all manner of people, places, and things. Fleuron includes ornaments cut by hand in blocks of wood or metal, as well as cast ornaments, engravings, and fleurons (ornamental typography).

VVork Blog Complete Scrape (694MB ZIP)

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Production still from "Silent Film of a Tree Falling in the Forest" (2005) by Mungo Thomson.

JSTOR metadata 2014 (3GB SQL dump; 364MB RAR)

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