For a while now I’ve been looking for a Latex editor that allows real time preview. It’s much more convenient and allows for a flexible and smooth workflow. So I wanted to give it a try. What I found was an Apple App called “Latexian” and I was a bit skeptical about it at the first place because its icon (a globe) looked a bit – well let’s say unsuitable. Furthermore it is not free, but since $9.99 is still reasonable and it first gives you 30 days of free trial I went for it. And now I must say it’s just great! I’ve been working with Texmaker and TeXShop before – they weren’t bad but now that I have a really good app with live preview, I would not go back to these at all! The live preview is shown in the lower half of the window and allows you to instantly see the changes you make. Of course the live preview is just an option – so you don’t have to use it all the time.

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## See what you get: Live preview for your Latex files

## Don’t judge a book by its cover.

I know a proverb is not meant literally, but in that case it is. I ordered a used copy of Reed and Simon’s Volume 3 from Amazon and I was very happy when I got it because from the outside it looked very good for being a used book. The cover was the original blue and grey hardcover and the title said “Scattering theory”. I flipped over the pages briefly to see whether I find markings, but no there weren’t. At that point I just thought: Wow, this text looks very narrative! When I finally got to the first pages (I have the habit to always flip the pages starting from the end of the book), the word “Africa” caught my attention. My first thought was: Since when do they advertise non-mathematical titles in a math text? But then I realized: it was not just an ad, it was actually the title of the book! Now that I went over the pages again, I saw that I had purchased 480 pages on the African union and new strategies for development in Africa!

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## The origin of double strike letters

## Why we care about domains of unbounded operators: The Hellinger-Toeplitz theorem

Here is a sufficient condition for a linear operator to be bounded:

Theorem (Hellinger-Toeplitz theorem)

Let be an everywhere defined linear operator on a Hilbert space with for all and in . Then is bounded.

This theorem states that an everywhere defined linear operator on a Hilbert space that is symmetric everywhere on is always bounded. The Hellinger-Toeplitz theorem implies that an unbounded symmetric operator cannot be defined on all of ! It tells you that when dealing with unbounded operators it is very important to specify the domain on which the operator is defined.

## Lecture series on convex optimization

Need to catch up on convex optimization? You will find this lecture series presented by Stephen Boyd very helpful!

## Möbius Transformations

This video makes it easy to understand Möbius transformations by showing that they are simple motions of the sphere.