Category Archives: Random and Misc.

Stars on the Flag: 57

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 57 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of … Continue reading

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When international physicists get hungry for power…

…electrical power, that is. #ICHEP2016

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Stars on the Flag: 56

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 56 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state

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Stars on the Flag: 55

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 55 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful.  

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Stars on the Flag: 52

We may need a 52 star flag if, for example, Puerto Rico becomes a state and the DC Statehood Movement is successful.

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Stars on The Flag: 51

A 51 star flag is most often discussed in the context of Puerto Rico possibly becoming a state. My algorithms provide multiple possible arrangements.

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Stars on The Flag: Introduction

Recently, I became quite fascinated with the arrangement of stars on the US flag, especially possible arrangements on future flags with more stars. I became so fascinated that I wrote a C++ program to generate all of the viable possibilities for … Continue reading

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Questions for you, my readers!

Since I am still a novice at blogging, I would like to know a few things about my readers. Who are you? If you a comfortable, please leave a comment (or like when this appears on Facebook). I would like … Continue reading

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My Erdős-Bacon Number

One’s Erdős–Bacon number is the sum of one’s Erdős number and Bacon number. Erdős Number One’s Erdős Number is a measure of the number of “degrees of separation” from prolific mathematician Paul Erdős. According to Wikipedia, Paul Erdős has an Erdős … Continue reading

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How I Incorporate PowerPoint Slides in Beamer

We’ve all been there, trying to advance the cause of open-source software and good rendering of mathematics by using Beamer in , when we want or need to incorporate someone else’s slides from another program into our presentation! Well, maybe … Continue reading

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