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
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
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
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