Update: Three Articles Coming Soon

Joseph Mellor
9 min readOct 21, 2022

I’ve been gone a while, but I’m coming back swinging.

In the early part of the year, I was publishing three to four articles per month, but my output dropped to one or two articles per month over the summer. There are a few reasons for this drop, but the biggest one was that I made a video for 3blue1brown’s #SoME1 contest. While the video itself was decently long, the videos I didn’t make turned out to be the real time sink. I’ve already talked about that event in a previous update, so I want to focus on the stuff I have coming up, my plans for the future, and ways I want to branch out.

Articles Coming Up

At this moment, I have three articles submitted to Cantor’s Paradise. The first article is part of my series How to Discover Finite Fields While Bored in Class. It talks about when a system is invertible in Abstract Linear Algebra.

The second article is part of my series The Road to Quantum Mechanics. It derives the Lagrangian for a charged particle, introduces the magnetic vector potential, and derives a complete description of Electromagnetism.

The last article I have submitted is a standalone article that talks about how to do well in your STEM classes. It’s a little late in the year, but I think it can help you out.

Photo by Dan Cristian Pădureț on Unsplash. I’m using this image as the thumbnail for the article but I’m going to try to draw a better image before they publish it.

When Will These Articles Come Out?

At this point, it’s out of my hands. I’ve submitted them to Cantor’s Paradise, so they’ll come out once the editors decide to publish them.

Some Reordering

Part of the reason I’ve been so behind is that I’ve decided to reorder and reorganize several of the planned articles in both of my main series.

How to Discover Finite Fields…



Joseph Mellor

BS in Physics, Math, and CS with a minor in High-Performance Computing. You can find all my articles at https://josephmellor.xyz/articles/.