Generating Primitive Pythagorean Triplets

That is quite a title to unpack. It has been a while sense I've done something mathematical, and this week I found something really, really cool. So, I felt like sharing. First, a little background. Long ago, Pythagoras came up with a cool theorem that says that if you sum the squared sides of a … Continue reading Generating Primitive Pythagorean Triplets

The Magical 1 and 42

I stumbled upon a really cool mathematical anomaly that is easy to understand and can be appreciated by almost anyone. The game begins by starting with any whole number greater than zero. To illustrate, let's choose my birth year of 1977. Now, we will create a sequence from this number in the following way. Add … Continue reading The Magical 1 and 42

Memory: Use It Or Lose It

When I was attending Iowa State University, I took a class in Religious Studies with Dr. Hector Avalos. On the first day of class, he recited the roster from memory. I remember thinking how amazing that was. Then, in 2011, after watching¬†Limitless with Bradley Cooper and understanding that we cannot simply take a pill to … Continue reading Memory: Use It Or Lose It