Monthly Archives: March 2010

One down, six more to go

The first of the 7 Clay milliennium prize has been awarded. Sure it was a controversial one, but I guess it was fitting that the winner was one who didn’t want the million bucks. Money is not the ultimate prize … Continue reading

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I heart google translate

It’s really quite good. Here is a chinese translation of an article by John D. Cook. I have no idea who did it but it certainly does not read like it was done by a machine. For example the chinese … Continue reading

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Collatz conjecture: 3n+1

The conjecture states that starting with any positive integer, n, map this it n/2 if n is even, or map n to 3n+1 otherwise. Iterating will eventually lead to 1. This was a subject of today’s clever xkcd comic. It’s … Continue reading

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