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Mathematics - Miscellany
  • Pythagorean Triples

    Triangles with side lengths (3, 4, 5) and (5, 12, 13) are right triangles because 32 + 42 = 52 and 52 + 122 = 132.  How many other right triangles are there with integer sides?  Visit the Triples page for your random "Triple of the Day", and learn how to generate many, many more.

  • The Bellman Forest Problem

    My Master's research focused on a curious problem, easy to state, but challenging to solve.  I've included links for the paper and its web presentation.

  • The Balance Scale Problem

    A balance scale problem serves as a window to mathematical learning and some beginning combinatorics.

  • Math Programming

    Here are some experiments I've made in using the computer to enhance math understanding.  Or to give me some programming practice.  Or both.  Or whatever.