ॐ confessions of an information junkie - math 101
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baby steps in the language of logicenPrime factors
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<p>Like many people, I am obsessed with prime numbers. To understand more about them, I plotted a 2D diagram of the natural numbers, showing for each the prime factors and where they occur. I was astonished to find obvious regularities that, in hindsight, make sense, but that I had never encountered before. </p>
<p>Here's the diagram, made manually on a spreadsheet. I'd love to hear your observations.<br />
<img src="http://infojunkie.dyndns.org/files/numbers.png" width="100%"/></p>
<p>Here are mine:</p>
<p><a href="http://infojunkie.karimratib.me/content/prime-factors">read more</a></p>math 101Tue, 19 May 2009 04:53:55 +0000infojunkie456 at http://infojunkie.karimratib.meWhat is π ?
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<p>Today, March 14th, is <a href="http://www.piday.org/">Pi day</a> - can you guess why that particular day? We all know Pi = 3.1415..., but what does this quantity represent, ontologically?</p>
<p>I spent a few minutes figuring it out and then I checked Wikipedia which gave me a very good visualization of the meaning of that number: <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Pi-unrolled-720.gif" width="720" height="228" alt="Pi-unrolled-720.gif" /></p>
<p>What that means is that Pi is actually a distance, namely the circumference of a circle whose diameter is one.</p>
<p><a href="http://infojunkie.karimratib.me/content/what-%CF%80">read more</a></p>math 101Sun, 15 Mar 2009 05:21:08 +0000infojunkie442 at http://infojunkie.karimratib.me