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Monthly Archives: October 2011
How to deal with intransitivity if you are a young vampire
A question at a talk in Bordeaux made me realise that a lemma I considered to be trivial and universally known may be neither. A vampire movie I saw last weekend convinced me that this was a matter of broader … Continue reading
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Tagged diameter, intransitive groups, Rubik's cube, Schreier, transitive groups, vampires
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Andromaque and extrema
I’ve just read Racine’s Andromaque – I intend to see it soon at the Comédie Française, and I thought I should prepare. I am curious. Upon reaching the last lines of Hermione while reading the text alone, could you suppress … Continue reading
Number theory, machines and Racine
While editing the new number theory page at Wikipedia, I realised that (a) the page needed more pictures; (b) it isn’t trivial to come up with relevant pictures for all areas of number theory. What would be a natural physical … Continue reading
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Tagged Bérénice, comédie française, factorisation, Lehmer sieves, number theory, Racine
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Replacing Wikipedia’s number theory page
As some of you are aware, I’ve done some work on a possible replacement for Wikipedia’s Number Theory page (which is arguably fairly dreadful at the moment, for a variety of reasons). I think the time has come to put … Continue reading
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