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The Math Department 

First Comes the PhilosophyThere 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 Lairfor fun tools and some oddball computer programs. Includes a interactive Web calculator.
Iterated Fibonacci SequenceExploring the mysteries of the sequence {F_{Fn}}.
Calculation of πThis fundamental constant has kept thousands of its numbercrunching fanatics entralled for centuries.
Putnam Exam (with Problems)
Magic SquaresA little page containing information about magic squares  square arrays of numbers in which the sum of every column and row are equal.
Srinivasa RamanujanA brief overview of the life of India's greatest mathematician.
The Best of All Possible WorldsA slight biography of Gottfried Leibniz, the great mathematician and philosopher.

