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Recovering physicist. I write desktop GUIs and embedded-system code for a scientific-equipment manufacturer. I have experience with Objective-C/Cocoa, Clojure, Python, C, C++, Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and others.


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comment Why don't we indicate the variable to summed as we do for integrals?
The OP already knows this—he is asking why it’s the case.
Jul
25
comment What are some 'conceptualizations' that work in mathematics but are not strictly true?
I think the oversimplification here is not that the fifth postulate is true, but that Euclidean geometry can be applied to the curved surface of our Earth. (Although I don’t remember anyone making that particular assertion when I was in school.)
Jul
25
revised What are some 'conceptualizations' that work in mathematics but are not strictly true?
Whitespace and punctuation
Jul
25
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Apr
25
comment How can I write the numbers 5 and 7 as some sequence of operations on three 9s?
The question did say to use exactly three instances of the number 9, though.
Apr
9
comment Which number is larger and Why? 1.7 or 1.73205
The OP was asking a basic arithmetic question—doing any kind of algebraic manipulation to explain it is probably overkill (and likely to go over OP’s head) :-)
Apr
9
comment Which number is larger and Why? 1.7 or 1.73205
This answer isn’t really on the same level as the question being asked…
Mar
24
revised Why is one proof for Cauchy-Schwarz inequality easy, but directly it is hard?
Clean up TeX markup and output
Mar
24
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Nov
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Aug
29
revised A gardener plants three maple trees, four oaks, and five birch trees in a row. …
Use TeX formatting and copyedit
Aug
29
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Feb
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awarded  Analytical
Feb
26
awarded  Informed
Aug
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comment Is the statement “1/3 of the natural numbers are divisible by 3” true? Is anything similar to it true?
I think a slightly more formal way to say this would be, “the cardinality of the natural numbers divisible by 3 is the same as the cardinality of the natural numbers indivisible by 3.”
Sep
21
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Sep
21
answered Re-writing a logarithm to a power
Sep
6
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Sep
6
revised Computing square roots and calculus
TeXify the equations