Math for Primates episode 009 – Partial Orderings and What’s Wrong with the Olympics

We’ve posted our 9th episode over at Math for Primates on Partial Orderings. 

Here’s the breakdown of our discussion

  • What’s wrong with the “medal count” ordering in the Olympics?
  • Is it really all that surprising that Canada is good at Curling?
  • quasi ordering vs partial ordering vs total ordering – who cares?
  • Nick, leave the carrots out of this!
  • Dealing with our Daddy issues with an ancestor semi-lattice
  • Are you your own ancestor?
  • For that matter, is a sandwich equal to 5 dollars?
  • Discovering the quasi-order of joy-points

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