Shor’s algorithm, named after mathematician Peter Shor, is a quantum algorithm (an algorithm that runs on a quantum computer) for integer factorization formulated in 1994. 399 more words

## Tags » Factorization

#### L1916: Can You Do Division? by Rhombus

I’d like to claim that it’s taken me 50 years to solve this one, following some music-induced haze that had resulted from listening to the 1967 releases of Sgt. 752 more words

#### The Riemann zeta function and prime numbers

In a previous post I defined the famous *Riemann zeta function*,

Today I want to give you a glimpse of what it has to do with prime numbers—which is a big part of why it is so famous. 693 more words

#### Games with factorization diagram cards

Since I published a deck of factorization diagram cards last September, a few teachers have picked up copies of the cards and started using them with their students. 524 more words

#### Factorization diagram cards are here!

It’s been a long process, but **factorization diagram cards are finally available for purchase**!

If you just want to purchase a set right this minute, then click the above link! 547 more words

#### Factorization diagram card redesign: feedback welcome!

After getting a printed set of factorization diagram cards, I decided there were a few design tweaks I wanted to make. I’ve gone through a few iterations and I think they are definitely better now. 96 more words

#### Preferences Beyond Classification

With the recent adjustments of our preference model, which is nothing more than a clever way to capture as much as pairwise correlations as possible, the performance of our thumb up/down approach reached a precision where we decided not to tune it any further. 279 more words