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My undergraduate degree was in Mathematics (University of Dallas, 1971). My core interest is General Systems Theory. My career was mostly in computer programming, however, I also taught English, and high-school mathematics, in China for 9 years. I am currently semi-retired, drawing social security, and working on my various websites. As far as I am concerned, anything I do here is in the Public Domain.


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awarded  Commentator
May
19
comment Is $\pi$ more transcendent than $e$?
@muntoo: If you subtact the smallest value of π from the largest value of π, you get the root of the cause of the topological disconnectedness of the set of pure imaginary numbers:)
May
19
accepted Is $\pi$ more transcendent than $e$?
May
18
comment Is $\pi$ more transcendent than $e$?
When I click on the check mark, nothing happens. -OP Mike Jones
May
17
revised Is $\pi$ more transcendent than $e$?
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17
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May
17
awarded  Nice Question
May
16
asked Is $\pi$ more transcendent than $e$?
May
16
revised What is the deepest / most interesting known connection between Trigonometry and Statistics?
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May
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asked What is the deepest / most interesting known connection between Trigonometry and Statistics?
May
14
answered Alternative ways to say “if and only if”?
May
12
answered Help to understand material implication
May
8
comment Can the Binomial Theorem be proved probabilistically?
Much thanks!!!!
May
8
accepted Can the Binomial Theorem be proved probabilistically?
May
8
revised Can Buffon’s Needle Problem be used to give a simple proof that pi is irrational?
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May
8
comment Can Buffon’s Needle Problem be used to give a simple proof that pi is irrational?
Pi emerges in Buffon's problem because the probability of the needle crossing a line depends on the angle at which it lands, and whenever you're talking angles, you're talking pi.
May
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asked Can the Binomial Theorem be proved probabilistically?
May
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asked Can Buffon’s Needle Problem be used to give a simple proof that pi is irrational?
May
7
awarded  Supporter
May
7
comment How far can we reach for the sum of roots in closed form for a polynomial of even degree?
Wow. This is why MSE is so wonderful. Thanks!