Tagged: math

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More Path Tiles

Do you remember the tiles I was talking about the other day? I generated the tiles for the next couple of cases, but the number of tiles got really big really quickly. So big...

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Collatz Conjecture

Is this sequence familiar to you? 1, 2, 8, 3, 6, 9, 17, 4, 20, 7, 15, 10, 10, … It’s called A008908 in the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. You probably encountered in...

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STARFLAG

Have you ever watched a large flock of starlings? It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it. It’s been known for quite awhile that you can reproduce this sort of complex behavior by giving each bird a...

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Vi Hart

Like everyone who is interested in polyhedra, I’ve been a big fan of George Hart’s work for many years. I recently ran into his daughter’s blog. It’s fabulous. You have to check it out....

Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet 0

Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet

The other day, John D. Cook posted a link to Steve Seiden’s wonderful Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet. All of the mathematics a programmer will ever need crammed into 10 pages. You can get...

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Corn Cob Psychometrics

At dinner the other night, we were discussing the two different styles of eating corn on the cob. Some people go straight along the rows like an old typewriter, while other people go around...

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Promoting Statistical Literacy

I’ve said for a while that the single best thing you could do to improve our country is to teach everybody statistics. Here’s an interesting article by Cory Doctorow saying the same thing, but...

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Dance Your PhD

Have you heard of Dance Your PhD? PhD candidates submit videos of dance numbers which illustrate their thesis. Here’s one of the hits from this year: Which reminds me, we never did do a...

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23andMe PLoS Genetics Paper

Researchers at 23andMe have used the data that they’ve been collecting to publish a paper in PLoS Genetics. They’ve been having their users fill out surveys about things like how curly their hair is...

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Paper Work

Tom had some interesting math homework tonight. He had to make a kite. They’re all going to fly kites in math class tomorrow. I don’t know what flying kites has to do with Trig,...