Timeline of the World Figure Championship

This event is now in its sixth year! To celebrate, here is a timeline. This information is drawn from the World Figure Championship website, the World Figure Sport website, the various versions of these sites archived in the Wayback Machine, and my own notes and recollections. 2015 Lake Placid, NY The competition took place on… Continue reading Timeline of the World Figure Championship

Pons asinorum

The Latin phrase pons asinorum (asses' bridge) is used for something that is difficult for beginners, but quite simple once you've learned it. It's the nickname of the fifth proposition of Book I of Euclid's Elements: "In isosceles triangles the angles at the base are equal to one another, and, if the equal straight lines… Continue reading Pons asinorum