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by madprocess
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Geometrics
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: Geometrics

Geogebra will allow you to draw shapes and also define them algebraically. You can also define quantities based on position and length, create sliders to parameterize your shapes and animate the shapes.
by madprocess
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1030: "Keyed"
Replies: 108
Views: 29994

Re: 1030: "Keyed"

Hell hath no fury like a woman sconed.
by madprocess
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HE>i
Replies: 7
Views: 4896

Re: HE>i

by madprocess
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A small puzzle.
Replies: 14
Views: 3136

Re: A small puzzle.

How is the order of reproduction determined? It looks like it's radiating outward from the center, but I'm having trouble figuring out the preferences. For instance, in generations 2 and 3, the topmost cell reproduces to North and West, while in generation 4 the topmost cell reproduces to North and ...
by madprocess
Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex integration
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: Complex integration

Ah, yes. I suppose I should have clarified my motivation behind this, and hence the limits of integration. I was originally trying to find the volume of an n-dimensional sphere and the result I got involved a product of integrals of powers of sine with limits of 0 to \pi . I was thinking that I'd ha...
by madprocess
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex integration
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: Complex integration

I was following the approach outlined in Brown and Churchill (2004, Sec 78) for computing the definite integral of functions of trigonometric functions, namely: For an integral of the type \int_0^{2\pi}F(\sin\theta, \cos\theta)\mathrm{d}\theta we can consider the integral a contour integral ...
by madprocess
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Complex integration
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Complex integration

While manually computing \int_0^{2\pi}sin^{2n+1}\theta\mathrm{d}\theta I was able to convert it to an integral proportional to \int_C \frac{(z-1)^{2n+1}}{z^{n+\frac{3}{2}}}\mathrm{d}z Since the denominator involves a rational power of z, I don't think there are any poles at z = 0, so I could...
by madprocess
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Need a friend?
Replies: 34
Views: 7177

Re: Need a friend?

I asked it if it could speak German (in German), it said yes, then it started conversing in German with me. I don't understand what it's saying though. Neun. Nicht. Huh.. Me: Ich bin verrückt. Cleverbot: Ich bin ein berliner. :D EDIT: Cleverbot: Ok but don't you remember me? It's dora. Me: Who's Do...
by madprocess
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm not slacking, my /x/ is /y/ing
Replies: 52
Views: 4654

Re: I'm not slacking, my /x/ is /y/ing

I'm not Slacking, my Subgenius is hiding.
by madprocess
Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "I don't want MY tax dollars to..."
Replies: 36
Views: 3204

Re: "I don't want MY tax dollars to..."

I think you're assuming that the government always does what is in the public's best interest and that the government does its job efficiently. Seeing as how we are in a financial crisis that was caused to a large extent by the government's lack of appropriate regulation, I would say that the previo...
by madprocess
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uninstantiated clichés?
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: Uninstantiated clichés?

I think Once Bitten may fit the bill, but I've not seen it.
by madprocess
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wow. Guys, this is why we have spambot protection.
Replies: 17
Views: 30759

Re: Wow. Guys, this is why we have spambot protection.

Reminds me of Usenet.
by madprocess
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: chaos grapher
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: chaos grapher

If nothing else, you could use a home grown program to create the data sets and something like gnuplot to graph it after the fact.
by madprocess
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Random Recipe Generator
Replies: 69
Views: 12148

Re: Random Recipe Generator

Tabasco Sauce A La Cous Cous Serves 5 You will need: * 130ml tabasco sauce * 2 apples * 40ml lemonade * 50g cous cous Instructions: 1. pre-heat the oven to 190 C 2. stir-fry the tabasco sauce 3. lightly fry the tabasco sauce 4. saute the tabasco sauce 5. heat the tabasco sauce 6. flip the tabasco sa...
by madprocess
Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Nominal annual rate confusion
Replies: 0
Views: 431

Nominal annual rate confusion

I've been reviewing study materials for the FM/2 Actuary exam and I came across this problem: Bruce deposits 100 into a bank account. His account is credited interest at a nominal rate of interest of 4% convertible semiannually. At the same time, Peter deposits 100 into a separate account. Peter’s a...
by madprocess
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The most popular word on internet is...
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: The most popular word on internet is...

help 3.28 billion
news 3.21 billion
love 1.73 billion
hate 200 million
by madprocess
Fri May 22, 2009 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I...um...What is this spiral?
Replies: 14
Views: 3567

Re: I...um...What is this spiral?

They look like Clothoids to me. Given that you have sin(i^2) and cos(i^2) terms further cements the point. What you're doing in your move() subroutine is called Euler's Method , a technique for numerical integration. In this case, y'(t)=8*sin(t*t), x'(t)=8*cos(t*t) and h = 0.5. Clothoids are interes...
by madprocess
Thu May 21, 2009 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: New Mathematical Operation: Swagger
Replies: 19
Views: 2752

Re: New Mathematical Operation: Swagger

The Swagger group is not a group, at least under addition or mulitplication. For instance, take 25,137\in SW_{10} 25+137=162\in SW_{8} \neq SW_{10} 25*137=3425\in SW_{19} \neq SW_{10} So, if the "Swagger Group" is to be a group, it'll need a new binary operation. Edit: We could consider it...
by madprocess
Mon May 18, 2009 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: linear eqations help
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: linear eqations help

There won't be a single unique solution. You'll notice that if you plug in e2=.533 in your two derived equations, you'll get the "solution." (0,0,0) is also a solution. Any triplet of the form (15/8*e2, e2, 11/8*e2) will be a solution for any e2
by madprocess
Sat May 16, 2009 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wolfram Alpha Tricks and Randomness
Replies: 69
Views: 10855

Re: Wolfram Alpha

What is the mean air speed of an unladen swallow? mean air speed of an unladen swallow Assuming estimated average cruising airspeed of an unladen African swallow | Use estimated average cruising airspeed of an unladen European swallow instead :mrgreen: Edit: Weird. Doing gdp of russia / price of ibm...
by madprocess
Fri May 15, 2009 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Infiniminer!
Replies: 47
Views: 10950

Re: Infiniminer!

I just downloaded it because of this thread, and it is AWESOME! However, is there a way to change classes? It would be nice to be able to flatten the map with a demo guy and then switch to engineer to build my doom fortress. At the surface, hit the 'm' key. It'll bring up the class selection screen...
by madprocess
Wed May 13, 2009 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Algorithm and a Question
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Algorithm and a Question

There's an easier but similar method than luvrhino's. Just try adding things together until you notice something that can easily be removed. It involves luvrhino's first tip, but something easier than his second.
by madprocess
Mon May 11, 2009 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1940
Views: 557951

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

* Background: PC game, similar to Cave Story * Year: Fairly recently, within the last 5 years. * Perspective: 2D * Art style: Sprite based * Environment: I think it was a laboratory of sorts. No side scrolling. Each room was its own screen. * Mood: Fairly cheerful * Genre: Single player platformer *...
by madprocess
Mon May 11, 2009 2:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ender and the Kobayashi Maru
Replies: 58
Views: 5700

Re: Ender and the Kobayashi Maru

He'd probably pull a Kirk and have Bean reprogram it.
by madprocess
Sun May 03, 2009 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most Bogus Gaming moments.
Replies: 179
Views: 22077

Re: Most Bogus Gaming moments.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver: To Be Continued as the ending to an otherwise awesome game.

Earthbound: Saving the game after being turned into a robot and having no way to get back.
by madprocess
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The ToneMatrix
Replies: 38
Views: 2470

Re: The ToneMatrix

This is really cool. Even I can create something neat sounding. I wonder when the first rapper will come out to sample this site? 66576,512,17424,0,66112,1024,16960,0,67648,1056,18448,0,65856,544,17424,0 Wow! This is so much fun. I'll just edit this post with new creations as they come along. Origin...
by madprocess
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Euler's identity
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

Re: Euler's identity

(Of course, log(ab)= log(a)+log(b) still fails to hold for other examples, in particular log(1) != log(1) + log(1)). log(1) = 0 0 + 0 = 0 log(1)= 2*pi*i for the branch I was talking about. Edit: this branch doesn't agree with the usual ln(x) on the positive reals of course, which is a bit unfortuna...
by madprocess
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differential equation help
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: Differential equation help

Do you have any initial conditions?
by madprocess
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculus Team Name
Replies: 24
Views: 11517

Re: Calculus Team Name

The Gaussketeers
by madprocess
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Different definitions of an open set
Replies: 18
Views: 1620

Re: Different definitions of an open set

Not to be snide, but {2,3,4} clearly DOES contain a neighborhood of its points, namely itself. If you'll remember the definition of a neighborhood of a point x is a set V such that there exists an open set U such that [math]x\in U\subseteq V[/math] In the above statement, {2,3,4} is both U and V.
by madprocess
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math in Modern Music
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Math in Modern Music

by madprocess
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I can't solve my 9yr old sister's maths problem...
Replies: 18
Views: 2472

Re: I can't solve my 9yr old sister's maths problem...

Cosmologicon wrote:
poirelli wrote:Clearly you cannot have more than 2 red tiles on a given row....

Code: Select all

R W R R
R W W W
W* W* W* R
R R W R


Code: Select all

R R W W
R R W W
W W R R
R R W W


and

Code: Select all

R R W R
R R W R
W W R W
R R W R


But that has 10 red and 6 white.
by madprocess
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics science fair (non-10 bases)
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Mathematics science fair (non-10 bases)

Something I find interesting, is that all primes greater than six will have a remainder of 1 or 5 when divided by six. Thus except for 2 and 3, all primes will have a base 6 representation with a 1 or 5 in the ones place.

I don't know if this can lead to any project, but it may be food for thought.
by madprocess
Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many combanations are there for a 4 character password?
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: How many combanations are there for a 4 character password?

qinwamascot wrote:I think there aren't any required characters in the password, or else he'd have probably told us. But if we make that assumption your math is correct.


I was making a joke about password security policies that I don't necessarily agree with.
by madprocess
Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many combanations are there for a 4 character password?
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: How many combanations are there for a 4 character password?

While you may have a four character password, you must have one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number and one special character from the set !, # or $. Hence, you only have 26 * 26 * 10 * 3 = 20280 possible passwords. EDIT: Actually, I think there are more. Let me refigure this. Since t...
by madprocess
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Down with the Sickness.
Replies: 12
Views: 1830

Re: Down with the Sickness.

I'd say math is similar to diabetes. It's not contagious. It's potentially hereditary. If you go too long without math, you go into a coma.
by madprocess
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 1999800

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

My fleeting thought is that (nearly) every project euler problem has three stages. Stage 1) Wonder how to solve the problem. Write some spaghetti code, throw it out. Stage 2) Get an elegant way to solve it. Spend some time trying to figure out why your compiler is throwing a fit. Stage 3) Have code...
by madprocess
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: find something about the number
Replies: 65
Views: 5259

Re: find something about the number

23: 9 + 11 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 23 :o GLOBAL CONSPIRACY :o
by madprocess
Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Name of a Programming game where AI is coded for an RTS?
Replies: 11
Views: 2115

Re: Name of a Programming game where AI is coded for an RTS?

Looking around I found this blag about Battlecode. This sounds like what you're talking about.

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