Some Mathematics Behind "Catching Them All"

Pokémon Go logo

Mathematics is everywhere. In this article, I present some of the mathematics behind “Catching Them All”. Say that a rare Pokémon pops up in your Sightings, and that you walk in a straight line until it disappears again. What have you then learned about the position of that Pokémon? Well, since the… read more

Submitted on 28 September 2016

Radio Meteor Zoo

If you’ve enjoyed, or simply read, my articles on the BRAMS network, you might be interested in the Radio Meteor Zoo. The Radio Meteor Zoo is a so-called citizen science project. In these kinds of projects, members of the public can help scientists with… read more

Submitted on 9 August 2016

Gravitational Waves, a New Observational Window on the Universe

Simulation of two merging black holes [image: SXS, the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) project]

Not that I am going to try, but it is difficult to underestimate the importance of the first detection of gravitational waves for physics. Apart from the fact that it is another gloriously successful test for general relativity, it actually opens up a new observational window on the universe… read more


Submitted on 24 April 2016

Low-Pass Single-Pole IIR Filter

Figure 1. Impulse response of a low-pass single-pole filter.

The low-pass single-pole IIR filter is a very useful tool to have in your DSP toolbox. Its performance in the frequency domain may not be stellar, but it is very computationally efficient. A low-pass single-pole IIR filter has a single design parameter, which is the decay value d. It is customary to define parameters… read more

Submitted on 14 February 2016


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