The Mathematical Coloring Book

Article by Alexander Soifer

In collection: Attention-grabbing titles

Due to the author's correspondence with Van der Waerden, Erdös, Baudet, members of the Schur Circle, and others, and due to voluminous archival materials uncovered by the author over 18 years of his work on the book, this book contains material that...

URL: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-0-387-74642-5

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/TheMathematicalColoringBook

A Brief Critique of Pure Hypercomputation

Article by Cotogno, Paolo

In collection: Basically computer science

URL: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11023-009-9161-7

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Cotogno2009

Invited commentary: the perils of birth weight--a lesson from directed acyclic graphs.

Article by Wilcox, Allen J

In collections: Easily explained, Probability and statistics

The strong association of birth weight with infant mortality is complicated by a paradoxical finding: Small babies in high-risk populations usually have lower risk than small babies in low-risk populations....

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16931545

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Wilcox2006

Enumeration of m-ary cacti

Article by Miklos Bona and Michel Bousquet and Gilbert Labelle and Pierre Leroux

In collections: Attention-grabbing titles, Combinatorics, Things to make and do

The purpose of this paper is to enumerate various classes of cyclically colored m-gonal plane cacti, called m-ary cacti. This combinatorial problem...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/math/9804119v2

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9804119v2

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Enumerationofmarycacti

On the Cookie Monster Problem

Article by Leigh Marie Braswell and Tanya Khovanova

In collections: Puzzles, Animals, Food, Fibonaccinalia, Fun maths facts

The Cookie Monster Problem supposes that the Cookie Monster wants to empty a set of jars filled with various numbers of cookies. On each of his moves, he may choose any subset of...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.5985v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1309.5985v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/OntheCookieMonsterProblem

Best Laid Plans of Lions and Men

Article by Mikkel Abrahamsen and Jacob Holm and Eva Rotenberg and Christian Wulff-Nilsen

In collections: Attention-grabbing titles, Protocols and strategies, Animals, Fun maths facts

We answer the following question dating back to J.E. Littlewood (1885 - 1977): Can two lions catch a man in a bounded...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1703.03687v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.03687v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/BestLaidPlansofLionsandMen

Juggling Probabilities

Article by Warrington, Gregory S.

In collection: Easily explained

URL: http://www.jstor.org/pss/30037409

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Warrington2009

Lectures on lost mathematics

Article by Branko Grünbaum

In collections: History, The act of doing maths

URL: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&btnG=Search&q=intitle:Lectures+on+lost+mathematics#0

PDF: https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/bitstream/handle/1773/15700/Lost%2520Mathematics.pdf?sequence=1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/LostMathematics

Proposal to Encode the Ganda Currency Mark for Bengali in ISO/IEC 10646

Article by Anshuman Pandey

In collections: Easily explained, Notation and conventions

URL: http://std.dkuug.dk/JTC1/SC2/wg2/docs/n3311.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/item52

The Laurent phenomenon

Article by Fomin, Sergey and Zelevinsky, Andrei

A composition of birational maps given by Laurent polynomials need not be given by Laurent polynomials; however, sometimes---quite unexpectedly---it does. We suggest a unified treatment of this phenomenon, which covers a large class of applications. In particular, we settle in the affirmative a conjecture of D.Gale...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/math.CO/0104241

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Fomin2001

Benjamin Peirce and the Howland will

Article by Meier, Paul and Zabell, Sandy

In collection: History

URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/2287637

PDF: http://ben-israel.rutgers.edu/711/Meier-Zabell.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Meier1980

Problems to sharpen the young

Article by Hadley, John and Singmaster, David

In collections: Easily explained, Puzzles

An annotated translation of Propositiones ad acuendos juvenes, the oldest mathematical problem collection in Latin, attributed to Alcuin of York.

URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3620384

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Hadley1992

Estimating the Effect of the Red Card in Soccer

Article by Vecer, Jan and Kopriva, Frantisek

In collection: Easily explained

We study the effect of the red card in a soccer game. A red card is given by a referee to signify that a player has been sent off following a serious misconduct. The player who has been sent off must leave the game immediately and cannot be replaced...

URL: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~vecer/redcard.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Vecer2009

Light reflecting off Christmas-tree balls

Web page by Joseph O'Rourke

In collection: Easily explained

'Twas the night before Christmas and under the tree Was a heap of new balls, stacked tight as can be. The balls so gleaming, they reflect all light rays, Which bounce in the stack every which way. When, what to my wondering mind does occur: A...

URL: http://mathoverflow.net/questions/50150/light-reflecting-off-christmas-tree-balls

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/item17

Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string.

Article by Raymer, Dorian M and Smith, Douglas E

In collection: Easily explained

It is well known that a jostled string tends to become knotted; yet the factors governing the "spontaneous" formation of various knots are unclear. We performed experiments in which a string was...

URL: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2034230&tool=pmcentrez&rendertype=abstract

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Raymer2007

Division by three

Article by Doyle, Peter G. and Conway, John Horton

In collection: Fun maths facts

We prove without appeal to the Axiom of Choice that for any sets A and B, if there is a one-to-one correspondence between 3 cross A and 3 cross B then there is a one-to-one correspondence between A and B. The first such proof, due to...

URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/math/0605779v1

PDF: https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0605779v1.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Doyle2006

Notes on the Fourth Dimension

Article by Jon Crabb

In collections: Art, Geometry

Hyperspace, ghosts, and colourful cubes — Jon Crabb on the work of Charles Howard Hinton and the cultural history of higher dimensions.

URL: http://publicdomainreview.org/2015/10/28/notes-on-the-fourth-dimension/

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/NotesontheFourthDimensionThePublicDomainReview

Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet

Article by Steve Seiden

In collections: Basically computer science, Lists and catalogues

URL: http://www.tug.org/texshowcase/cheat.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/CSCheatSheet

The 1-Hyperbolic Projection for User Interfaces

Article by Kolliopoulos, Alexander

In collection: Basically computer science

The problem of dealing with representations of information that does not fit conveniently within allotted screen space is pervasive in graphical interfaces. While there are techniques for dealing with this problem in various ways, some properties of...

URL: http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~alexk/hyperproj.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Kolliopoulos

Non-sexist solution of the ménage problem

Article by Kenneth P. Bogart

In collections: Puzzles, Easily explained

The ménage problem asks for the number of ways of seating \(n\) couples at a circular table, with men and women alternating, so that no one sits next to his or her partner. We present a straight-forward solution to this problem. What...

URL: http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~doyle/docs/menage/menage/menage.html

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/NonSexistMenage

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