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Monte Carlo Methods, where Math and Chance Meet

Can chance play a role in a mathematical calculation?

At first glance, it seems the answer is no. We usually think that a mathematical algorithm is deterministic, so that  1,058 more words


Von Neumann

La arquitectura Von Neumann, también conocida como modelo de Von Neumann o arquitectura Princeton, es una arquitectura de computadoras basada en la descrita en 1945 por el matemático y físico… 324 more words

Von Neumann Machines?

My thoughts on some of the TED-Ed open questions:

Do you think we should build von Neumann Machines if we have the necessary capabilities?

I just read the “Lungfish” story that describes the possible Von Neumann machines orbiting Earth who discuss the fate and future of the human race.

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High Thoughts

Impagliazzo's Hardcore Lemma: a Proof

Informally speaking, Impagliazzo’s hardcore lemma says that if a boolean function is “hard to compute on average” by small circuits, then there exists a set of inputs on which the same function is “extremely hard to compute on average” by slightly smaller circuits. 3,139 more words


Number Systems - Binary

Binary is formed of 2 digits either a 1 or a 0.

Denary is the numbers that we see every day like 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 etc. But how do we convert binary to denary, add binary and subtract binary? 143 more words