Monthly Archives: December 2005

Integration problem from pAt84

My latexrender (installed by my wife with much pain) has gone to disuse. So I’m putting up this problem posted by pAt84. Version 1 [tex]\mbox{\Large \mu = \int_0^1 \frac{ \big( \sum_{j=0}^n a_j t^j \big) \big( \sum_{i=1}^n i b_i t^i \big) … Continue reading

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A Calendar Puzzle

A simple little puzzle. Suppose you are given two ordinary 6 sided dice. Is it possible to put the numbers 0-9 (with repetition) onto the faces of both dice, such that using both dice you can display all the days … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

I was looking at the schedule for the next year, there is a possibility that my first lecture will be on Friday the 13th. It got me doing a little back of envelope calculation to see how often does the … Continue reading

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Arts Or Science

I remembered the first time I was aware that there were people who thought mathematics was an art, I was quite offended. This has probably something to do with being Singaporean. Our country is tiny and we are where we … Continue reading

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