Many people close to FWPhys are aware of, in possession of, or about to possess, our first STEM merchandise, the Left Truncatable Prime Pencil. Printed on it is the largest base-10 number that remains prime as you remove digits from the left side by means of sharpening the pencil. US$3 a pair. It's common knowledge … Continue reading 357686312646216567629137 and Friends
With beautiful afternoon daylight, a brain freshly loaded with spherical harmonics, a vial of soap water, and a powerful lens, I ran behind bubbles and attempted to zoom in on their exquisite optical details. Multibubble Thin Film Pattern Details Whand A Whand B Whand C Whand A' Hand
For unclear reasons, I really wanted to write down one wacky (read: elegant) calculus exercise tonight -- have you integrated the cotangent function twice? I feel the infinite series are mere toys dancing at the fingertips of Euler, and consider his method to tackle this quite beautiful, my usual attitude towards Euler math. For some … Continue reading How Euler Tackled an innocent-looking integral
Genghis Khan (K): I unified the Mongol clans.Mark Zuccboi (Z): I founded Feicebuk. K: I expanded my empire, and proved that the Mongols were the most capable.Z: I expanded my empire, and also discovered that Feicebuk is the most influential. K: Under my rule, the Mongolian Empire became the largest country on the earth.Z: Under … Continue reading A Meta Joke
Well, Y. F. Wang, PhD student at the Auckland U’s physics department is going. I don’t think my (computational) musical misadventures deserve any recognitions yet. This Event is hosted by University of Plymouth in late November, and features many downstream Quantum info professionals at places such as Cambridge Quantum Computing Lab and IBM. My notes … Continue reading Iridium Point Goes to 1st International Symposium on Quantum Computing and Musical Creativity
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The rules of our 24 game are based on the original card game, and quite simple: Take 4 integers between 0 and 9, and by joining them with parentheses () and the 4 arithmetic symbols (+,-,×,÷) only, formulate an equation that gives 24. My mother and I used to compete and see who could work … Continue reading All Legal combinations of digits For the 24 Game