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No, his mind is not for rent
to any god or government.
Always hopeful, yet discontent.
He knows changes aren't permanent,
but change is.

— Rush, Tom Sawyer


Taking an externally-imposed and much-needed break from SE activities.

E-mail (flipped ROT13): zqd˙ʎʌuzʇ@ʇɐʌǝɥʇʌssqɹǝɥɟuɹʎɔ
Any code I've posted here I place under the WTFPL.


Jun
12
revised Local maxima of Legendre polynomials
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Jun
12
revised Solutions of $n$th derivative of $(x-a)^n(x-b)^n=0$
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Jun
12
comment Parallel to line on $f(x)=1+\sin(x)/x$
Well, since the discontinuity at $0$ is of the removable kind, I went ahead and defined the value of the function at $0$ to be the same as the value of an appropriate limit. Or, did you not tackle that limit while learning calculus?
Jun
12
revised Parallel to line on $f(x)=1+\sin(x)/x$
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Jun
12
comment Parallel to line on $f(x)=1+\sin(x)/x$
...the function you were asking about. What else could it have been?
Jun
12
comment Any four points on the space curve given by the parametrization $(t,t^2,t^3)$ are noncolinear
After noting that the matrix is Vandermonde, recall particular conditions on the rows for a matrix to be singular. Interpret geometrically.
Jun
12
revised An inequality from Littlewood's Miscellany
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Jun
12
revised Is $x^x=y$ solvable for $x$?
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Jun
12
revised Solve $x^x = a$ for known $a$?
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Jun
11
revised Modular Arithmetic Calendars
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Jun
11
revised Are there prime lengths in triangle with all integer sides and heights?
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Jun
11
revised Higher Dimenional Tic Tac Toe
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Jun
11
revised My sister absolutely refuses to learn math
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Jun
11
comment My sister absolutely refuses to learn math
@Kolyunya, " She probably wants to become an artist or something" so, ratio and proportions aren't important to artists? How about geometry? I'm not even counting those people who use actual math to make sculptures, e.g. Bathsheba Grossman or George Hart.
Jun
11
revised What 's the differece between $\cot(x)$ and $\arctan(x)$?
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Jun
11
revised Goldberg polyhedra coordinates
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Jun
11
comment My sister absolutely refuses to learn math
@Love, your suggestion of "treat it like a Foreign language" is quite sound; the symbols were invented precisely to compress what would take a lot of English/whatever words to describe. 'course, some people don't want to bother with learning foreign languages either.
Jun
11
comment My sister absolutely refuses to learn math
@Love, "I was always confident I could solve the problem if I knew what the words meant..." - I'd say that applies not only to math, but to programming as well, and to any subject of some complexity in general.
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11
revised My sister absolutely refuses to learn math
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Jun
9
comment What is $\pi$ in mathematics; does $\pi = 3.14$? From where does it come?
None of the previous tags were appropriate. Jeez...