A small bag is lying on the floor. The room is big – with high ceilings. Yet, no one can jump over the bag. Why? I posed this to several grown-ups. No one got it. Next, I posed it to my 5th grade class. They spent exactly...

# Category - Math

Number theory, complex variables (applications), fourier analysis and applications.

People tend to use ‘laws’ interchangeably with ‘principles’. In reality, there is an important difference between the two – as described in this short post. Physics A law encompasses a specific area – e.g. mechanics...

Day 1 – Pre-Assessment Areas of interest, individualized personal objectives Five hardest questions in different areas of calculus Informal class discussion Day 2 – Graphing General equation of a line, Physical...

Two friends decide to meet at a definite place between 9 AM and 10 AM. The first to arrive waits for his friend for 15 minutes and then leaves. If each of them arrives at an arbitrary moment between 9 and 10 AM, find the...

Traffic flow is not that different from the flow of anything else. Imagine heat flow along an iron rod or water flowing down a pipe. If you observe the traffic (on a highway) from a far enough distance, the mass of cars would...

The real logarithmic function has two interesting properties: The Flattening property: – a product is flattened into a sum The Linearizing property: –> Linearized an exponential (growth) function These...

Problem Statement Consider n points lying on the Unit Sphere (the image shows a unit circle instead of a sphere). Show that the sum of the squares of the lengths of all segments determined by the n points is less than...

Even if you do not consider math to be a hobby, this article may provide an understanding of why a lot of people do. Not being a math-aficionado, my wife thought it a bit strange that I enjoyed solving math problems for fun (I...

Imagine a long distance runner who runs 10 miles in 50 minutes (averages 1 mile every 5 minutes). Is it true that he has to have one stretch of 2 miles which is completed in EXACTLY 10 minutes? Intuitively, there should...

One of the most formidable hurdles in getting into a top 10 MBA school is the application essay. I know this because several people close to me have applied and gone on to get degrees from these coveted institutions – including...