Among the new things I've been trying - podcasts, mathematics, computer programming, etc. - is trying to get a little bit better on the piano. I've set the guitar aside (for the most part) and focused more on piano-based songs. For someone that doesn't read music, this can be somewhat of a challenge. I play … Continue reading 12 Song Challenge
This is the story of my greatest mathematical "discovery" to-date. In his entertaining video on leap years (link below), Numberphile contributor Matt Parker mentions towards the end of the video that the next "power year" will be in 2048. That is to say, the next year that is a power of 2 will be 2048: … Continue reading The Almost Perfect Discovery
Here's some random stuff I learned this week: File this one under "duh": I've always assumed that the terms 'rational' and 'irrational' when relating to numbers was an indication of their behavior. 1/4, for instance, is a rational number, because it equates to 0.25 - it behaves in a rational way. 1/3, on the other … Continue reading Irrational Behavior
Mmmm...pi pie.Image courtesy of pillsbury.com I preface this by saying zero original research went into this other than my interest in the subject and the God-given ability to Google stuff. You probably already know that we use a base-10 number system to count stuff - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and … Continue reading Is your name in π?