This site is titled simply as “∇” – potentially pronounced “nabla” – because I could not think of a suitable name. The symbol is often used in analysis to indicate change, particularly for multivariate functions where the rate of change is dependent on the direction. This relationship with both change in the abstract, analysis and applied analysis makes “∇” a suitable designation for this site.
With this site I will explore topics of interest to me and my research, as well as discussing concepts and topics related to applications of mathematics. This latter endeavour is not limited in scope and I hope to cover a wide range of topics of varying skill levels and fields of application.
The initial purpose of this site is for me to develop my skill as a communicator with regard to mathematics and whatever research I find myself busy with. As such, the content will vary in terms of depth, abstraction and prerequisite knowledge. My target audience is interested lay-people, but I hope that I might produce content that would interest even professional mathematicians and researchers.
The attentive reader may have noticed the discrepancy between the title of the site and the domain on which it lives. The name “gremble” has been an online handle of mine for many years and so this is a suitable home for this project. The “.xyz” TLD is supposed to indicate a site dedicated to miscellaneous content but it will do just fine as pretending to have a relationship with the 3-dimensional Cartesian plane.
The website is written in Markdown, generated by Hakyll and hosted using Gitlab Pages. The CSS is a combination of my own, HTML5Boilerplate and Bootstrap. Finally, MathJax is used to render the mathematics. Future work will be to insure that the site displays appropriately on screenreaders.