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Kevin Makes a 3

A graphing story about polynomials functions.

This can lead to good discussion about the difference between parabolas and other polynomial functions, such as symmetry around local extrema. 68 more words

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Polynomial with positive integers (RMO 2015 Mumbai Region)

Problem: Let P(x) be a polynomial whose coefficients are positive integers. If P(n) divides P(P(n) -2015) for every natural number n, prove that P(-2015) = 0. 114 more words

Math Olympiad Corner

Polynomial delta function

The function has a curious property: for any linear function , and any point , the integral evaluates to . This is easy to check using the fact that odd powers of integrate to zero: 265 more words


The LLL lattice basis reduction algorithm

I gave a talk on Tuesday at the “Gems of Theoretical Computer Science” seminar on the LLL algorithm.


The LLL (Lenstra–Lenstra–Lovász) algorithm is a lattice reduction algorithm that can approximate the shortest vector in a lattice, and has numerous applications (which I’ll cover as time permits), including polynomial-time algorithms to… 317 more words


Elementary Maths: Algebraic representation and formulae

A mathematical humour  ‘Algebraic symbols are used when you do not know what you are talking about’

What about algebraic representation and formulae ? Tap link below for details. 15 more words


Fibonacci, Chebyshev and Ramsey

Pascal’s triangle has long and celebrated history, see this TedEd video:

What makes it more interesting is its relations with various domains of Mathematics (if you don’t understand the three relations discussed, refer Wikipedia). 85 more words

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