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* Do not follow this link or you will be banned. It is to catch and ban spambots from walking this site. The Math Department

First Comes the Philosophy

There is no such thing as a difficult problem, only a different one.

I am a coder and a musician, as you see from the other pages on this site. Is it even possible that I could not be a mathematician? In fact, mathematics is my true love. Right now the mechanics of my life - circumstances which were beyond my control - require that I work and earn a living, so I am not able to continue my formal graduate education - and, although my life away is terrific, I still wait for the day when I'll be able to continue my schooling. In good time, in good time! Mathematics, when properly used, will always let you make sense. Oh, did I say that we use mathematics? Perhaps it is the other way around.

If you read a couple pages on my math philosophy first, you might just be convinced that I'm crazy enough to be a mathematician. In this page I talk about rigor and intuition's place in mathematical thought. And in this even headier page I explain how mathematics is a mythos in itself.

OK, enough words, let's get to the math. The pages below are mathematical puzzles, popular interpretations of unusual math concepts, and some miscellaneous original math stuff.

Also try the Code Lair

for fun tools and some odd-ball computer programs. Includes a interactive Web calculator.

Iterated Fibonacci Sequence

Exploring the mysteries of the sequence {FFn}.

Calculation of π

This fundamental constant has kept thousands of its number-crunching fanatics entralled for centuries.

Putnam Exam (with Problems)

You must have the Triforce to go in!
Sure you know about the Putnam undergraduate math competition. Here are a few words, some lovely math problems, and some solutions (of varying degrees of loveliness.) But be sure you have enough Triforce power before you attempt these problems! (See above.)

Magic Squares

A little page containing information about magic squares - square arrays of numbers in which the sum of every column and row are equal.

Srinivasa Ramanujan

A brief overview of the life of India's greatest mathematician.

The Best of All Possible Worlds

A slight biography of Gottfried Leibniz, the great mathematician and philosopher.

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