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ENGG2420B
I am currently teaching a math. course on complex analysis and differential equations. This year, I adopt the Piazza elearning platform. The Piazza page of the course is here.
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Course on Network Coding Theory
I am teaching a course on network coding theory this semester. Link to course webpage
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Continuous vs discrete
Scientists and engineers can be roughly divided into two categories. People in the first category think in a continuous way, using tools such as differential equations, Fourier transform, etc. People belonging to the second category reason in a discrete way, … Continue reading
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Problem Solvers and Theorizers
Recently, I read an interesting article “Problem solvers and Theorizers” by G. C. Rota, which is quoted in Chaitin’s new book Proving Darwin: making biology mathematical. Mathematicians can be subdivided into two types: problem solvers and theorizers. Most mathematicians are … Continue reading
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Ramanujan’s lost notebook
I attended a talk by George Andrews on the manuscripts written by Ramanujan during his last year of short life. George Andrews rediscovered the lost notebook in 1976, many years after the death of Ramanujan. In his talk, he gave his firsthand information … Continue reading
10 trillion digits of pi
A new world record in the calculation of pi by Shigeru Kondo and Alexander Yee. From Kondo’s webpage 100 digits ending 10,000,000,000,000th 9544408882 6291921295 9268257225 1615742394 7483010753 9804871001 5982157822 2070871138 6966940952 1989228675 Software: ycruncher Hardware: 2 x Intel Xeon X5680 @ … Continue reading
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