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Interests: math, programming and games, not necessarily in that order.


Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
2
awarded  Autobiographer
May
12
comment Probability involving unique group combinations
It's not at all clear what is being asked here. Please try to explain better.
May
2
comment What are some examples of a mathematical result being counterintuitive?
+1 for the Banach-Tarski paradox, it's the first that came to mind when read the question. I think that it is counter-intuitive because intuition would tell that any 3d object has volume. But no well-defined volume can be assigned to these pieces.
Nov
24
revised A new imaginary number? $x^c = -x$
added 114 characters in body
Nov
24
answered A new imaginary number? $x^c = -x$
Nov
17
answered Resources for a curious beginner mathematician
Nov
3
awarded  Critic
Nov
2
comment Confused about modular notations
@curiou57: Yes, because a ≡ b (mod m) and b ≡ a (mod m) are equivalent.
Nov
2
answered Confused about modular notations
Nov
2
comment Confused about modular notations
@Charles: You are wrong. The equations listed make prefect sense. This is a very common notation in Number Theory books.
Nov
2
comment Confused about modular notations
@bnaul: They are not equivalent. 3 ≡ 11 (mod 8) is true but 3 mod 8 = 11 is false.
Jun
8
answered Can we make an integral domain with any number of members?
Jun
7
comment What is the math behind the game Spot It?
The construction you describe works only when n is prime or also when n is a prime power?
Mar
14
comment How the letter 'pi' came in mathematics?
In modern Greek, it's περίμετρος. For the word used in ancient times, I guess Perseus should be trusted more.
Mar
14
comment Why is $\pi$ = 3.14… instead of 6.28…?
Can someone give an example of an equation or a constant that would be simplified considerably?
Mar
14
comment Questions on perfect squares and perfect cubes
$n = m^2 + 3m + 3$ you mean of course.
Mar
14
comment Questions on perfect squares and perfect cubes
What have you tried so far? Oh, and if it's homework, tag it as such.
Mar
10
answered Formal power series - a question
Feb
28
comment Is $2^{340} - 1 \equiv 1 \pmod{341} $?
2^10x341 should be 2^10x34, right?