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Differential Geometry for Beginners: Books Review

Differential geometry can be successfully used in many areas of study from special relativity to image processing. I’m looking for books explaining the differential geometry to the engineer with basic linear algebra / calculus knowledge. I don’t need it to be rigorous, or formal. I have no intentions to be a mathematician, thus the proofs needed only if they are constructive, or they help to understand the motivation and theory. I want to see intuitive tools, to understand the terms used in the theory, and to get insights in visual geometric terms. Continue reading

Which programming languages should I learn (in addition to MATLAB)?


I have to confess that I’m still looking for the “right” languages for me. First of all, I’m a scientist and not a programmer, and I DON’T want to be a programmer! On the other hand, writing algorithms and programming is what I do as a major part of my scientific life. Therefore, of course MATLAB is my first choice, and I know it well. But sometimes MATLAB is not enough. It is fine for scientific computations and proof of concept, but there are better ways to do other things.

I don’t need my programs to be portable, or to ship/sell them. All the projects are for personal use, or for the scientific community. Therefore I’m not concerned with compatibility problems.

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Add MathType support to WinEdt 6

In the MathType, choose Preferences→Cut and Copy Preferences: set MathML or text bullet, LaTeX 2.09 and later, uncheck all the check boxes.
We want to add two new buttons that run MathType formula editor (supposed installed).
The first one, inserts $formula$ inline: it opens the MathType, then the formula is manually written and copied to the clipboard, and MathType is closed; then the formula is inserted between the dollar signs.
The second one, inserts labeled and numbered formula in the equation environment.