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I am a retired software developer. I retired at the end of 2003 and since then my computer programming activities have been for recreational purposes. I find Mathematica excellent for that.

I started using Mathematica in 1997 (Ver. 3). I am currently using Ver. 9. Although I have used Mathematica for all kinds of stuff, I use it mostly to pursue my long standing interest in Euclidean geometry, both in the classical Greek synthetic form and in the more modern analytical form.


Sep
28
comment How to compute the Lyapunov dimension of a time series
This seems to me to be a math question, not a Mathematica question.
Dec
11
awarded  Commentator
Dec
10
comment Solve differential equation solution?
In what sense is this a differential equation? And in what sense is this a Mathematica question?
Nov
18
comment Additive nonhomogeneous function
This looks like a math question and not a question about the software package Mathematica?. I think you should ask your question on Math.SE, not this site.
Jun
30
comment Search for a candidate function with specific properties?
Despite your throwing in at the end "How would one go about solving it in Mathematica?", this strikes me as a general math problem as it is currently stated. If you were to come up an algorithm and ask for help in implementing it, I could see it relevant to Mathematica.SE,
Apr
15
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Apr
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Apr
15
accepted What is the technical term for certain circles?
Apr
15
answered What is the technical term for certain circles?
Apr
13
comment What is the technical term for certain circles?
Now that I have looked at Apollonian packings, I can see that the proposition I am considering can be extended to any stage of the packing.
Apr
13
comment What is the technical term for certain circles?
Sorry and thanks for your contribution, but I like "2nd-order incircles" better.
Apr
13
comment What is the technical term for certain circles?
@LordSoth. I like "2nd-order incircles". I think I'll go with that. If you write it up, I'll accept it.
Apr
12
comment What is the technical term for certain circles?
Taking @ja72 mention of "Apollonian circles" as a Google search term, I found that my diagram is the second stage of an Apollonian packing of an equilateral triangle.
Apr
12
comment What is the technical term for certain circles?
@ja72. Thanks for the reference -- "kissing circles" may do although it's just a general synonym of "tangent circles" -- if nothing more specific comes up.
Apr
12
comment What is the technical term for certain circles?
@ChristopherA.Wong. What you suggest is probably what I will do if no one comes up with a succinct term. I was hoping there was some common term that I was ignorant of, not being a professional mathematician.
Apr
12
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Apr
12
asked What is the technical term for certain circles?
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