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Monthly Archives: July 2013
Cipher 38: 60 percent wordsearch
Update: In my blithering ineptitude, I accidentally missed the bottom row off of the cipher. It has now been amended, and should be a 20 × 20 grid: The backdrop is a photograph of the Dumbbell Nebula, which I captured over a year ago by … Continue reading
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Further news
As usual, I’ll start this post by mentioning the current state of the bounded gaps between primes project. The current values are , with an unconfirmed result giving a value of H below 5000. It’s surprising how far these sieve methods … Continue reading
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Converting problems into elliptic curves
Several geometric problems and Diophantine equations can be converted into the task of finding rational points on elliptic curves. The canonical example is to determine for which rational numbers n can a rightangled triangle with rational side lengths have an area of … Continue reading
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Cipher 37: Honeycomb II
As 37 is a centred hexagonal number, I decided to opt for a vaguely hexagonal arrangement: As usual, there is a passwordprotected solvers’ area.
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Mathematical Ashes
The competition known as the Mathematical Ashes was created by analogy with the betterknown cricketing Ashes, and is an annual competition between Britain and Australia. At the moment, Britain is in the lead, with Australia attempting to reduce the gap. … Continue reading
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Von Neumann universe
The von Neumann universe V is the hierarchy of all settheoretic sets. It is itself too large to be a set, and therefore is considered to be a proper class. There’s a very simple systematic construction of the von Neumann universe, … Continue reading
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Cipher 36: Concube cum cerebro
Despite currently suffering from hay fever, I was able to combine the following attributes into a cipher: The title is in alliterative Latin. The index of the cipher (36) is a perfect square, as is the length of the cipher … Continue reading
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