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Questions about a computer science field

I would like to have some information about the computer science field, " Algorithmic and Systems Analysis ". Is this a field of theoretical computer science? What subjects are related with this ...
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Application of computers in higher mathematics

Currently the main application of computers in mathematics seems to be to compute things, i.e. to solve equations, evaluate integrals, etc. It is at all possible to delegate the thinking of a ...
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Is there a way to figure out the minimum number of participants or maximum number of rounds in my tournament style?

I just finished hosting a Euchre tournament at work that was meant to get people to meet other people in the company. This is the third time I've hosted this type of tournament. The first two times, ...
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How to come up with formula for this number growth

I have difficulties to come up with a formula to achieve this in my programming challenge : The input number ranges between 100 to 10.000 (all integers), then the output would be 0.1 - 10, so the ...
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Existence of algorithm for determining if a given number is rational or not

As far as I understand, it is not necessarily a easy thing to prove that a real number is rational or not. For example, according to http://mathworld.wolfram.com/e.html "$e+\pi \in \mathbb{Q}$?" is ...
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Gaussian Discriminant Analysis

A Gaussian discriminant analysis (GDA) is a type of generative learning algorithm. What kind of mathematics background do I need to understand what it is? Are there any books that explain this subject ...
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Lattice theory in mathematics and physics

I have undertaken a project examining lattice model and trying to construct algorithm that could work on all lattice (in physical sense, or crystal structure). I notice there is a branch in ...
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how can we write abstract algorithms?

Writing pseudo-code for algorithms is common practice in the applied mathematics literature. It is also often the case that the ideal input of an algorithm is an infinite set, for example it could be ...
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For Maths Major, advice for perfect book to learn Algorithms and Date Structures

Purpose: Self-Learning, NOT for course or exam Prerequisite: Done a course in basic data structures and algorithms, but too basic, not many things. Major: Bachelor, Mathematics My Opinion: Prefer ...
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Organising a Tournament

Imagine the following Problem. The Student Union wants to organise a tournament with 2k participants ( $k \in \mathbb{N}$ ). There are to be m rounds and in each round players should be paired ...
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Is there a use for this technique?

I remember reading once about the following algorithm: Consider a lattice grid and $N$ houses situated at grid points, in which live the town elders. They want to choose a lattice point location ...
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Applications of algebra to algorithms

Can you give examples of algorithms possessing the following two properties: 1. Solving a non-algebraic problem. 2. Relying on results in algebra. For example, the paper ...
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How to know which number is larger

We are given some expression, or formula, that outputs a number or expression for a number, we know that this number's decimal expansion is equal to that of Pi for the first 10^10^10^10^10 digits, ...