Trans-Finite Ordinals

Axioms of Set Theory Now, in my other articles, I have introduced rigorous mathematics to people who may not be familiar with it. Today, the rigor will be stepped up 10 fold. So, now, let me introduce you to the idea of axioms: We have already discussed axioms in the topic of Topology and VectorSpaces, but […]

Plasma Oscillations – “Langmuir Wave” approximation derivation

In a previous article we established an approximate estimate for the frequency of oscillations in a “cold plasma” because of small disturbances in the arrangement of the electrons and ions. In this article we will establish a much better model for oscillations in a plasma, which takes into consideration the fact that Plasmas tend to be […]

Inside the CPU – Instruction cycles

One of the most widely taught processes of a computer is the instruction cycle (fetch-decode-execute cycle), yet it seems to be one that causes a lot of headache with students. Instead of finding a way to memorise all the acronyms and orders, how about we clearly explain why each process happens, rather than simply what […]

Linear Algebra: Derivation of formula for the inverse of a matrix and Cramer’s rule

In this article I shall attempt to derive a formula for the inverse of a matrix, and from there derive Cramer’s rule. I feel that many textbooks and courses on linear algebra (especially at high-school level) present matrices and their corresponding formulas and definitions without giving any hint of where these ideas came from, and […]