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Chinese Math Olympiad (Primary) Trick vs Singapore Modeling Math

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Both Methods (I) & (II) below does not use Algebra, which is not taught to primary school kids until secondary school (above 12 or 13 years old). (I) Ancient Chinese Arithmetic Method: 例2:The…

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English Fun Math

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Different Maths: 1. English (UK/USA) Math is playfully tricky (Math Olympiad, Math Puzzles eg. this Numberpile video) 2. French Math is abstractly theoretical (Group theory explains Symmetry, Rubik’s cube game,… ) 3. Chinese…

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AI with Advanced Math helps in discovering new drugs

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https://theconversation.com/i-build-mathematical-programs-that-could-discover-the-drugs-of-the-future-110689?from=timeline Advanced Mathematical Methods with AI is a powerful tool: Algebraic Topology (Persistent Homology) Differential Geometry Graph Theory https://sinews.siam.org/Details-Page/mathematical-molecular-bioscience-and-biophysics-1

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Why French excel in math ?

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Mathematics and quantitative finance, France Since 1990, there have been 22 winners of the Fields Medal, widely regarded as the Nobel Prize of mathematics. Thirteen came from just two countries, Russia and France.…

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Happy Birthday To Urbain Le Verrier, Who Discovered Neptune With Math Alone

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Urbain Le Verrier, Who Discovered Neptune https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/03/11/happy-birthday-to-urbain-le-verrier-who-discovered-neptune-with-math-alone/

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Percentage Mental Calculation

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Example:4% of 75 = 75% of 4 Mental Steps: 75 x 4 – > 300 – > / 100 – > = 3 (ANS. )Is it easier ?

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The Laws of Mathematics Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms Set Theory

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The Foundation of Modern Math which is based on the “Set Theory”, hit a crisis due to Bertrand Russell “Barber’s Paradox”, until the Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms came to its rescue. Here is a humorous…

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Quora: Is Abstract Math a fluke (偶然) ?

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Answer to Why can humans understand abstract mathematics if such things were never needed in our ancestral environment? Is it a fluke?

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通俗群论

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https://youtu.be/RLuqMxZiTQM Challenge: Put ’15’ and ’14’ in the right sequence (Impossible! ) 以下无解:群论

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“Essential mathematical GIFs that will make mathematics finally make sense”

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“Essential mathematical GIFs that will make mathematics finally make sense” by Ali Kayaspor https://link.medium.com/z1nWgHm9GU

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RMM Olympiad 2019

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https://m.toutiaocdn.com/i6662602678880698894/?iid=63376357991&app=news_article_lite&timestamp=1551357660&group_id=6662602678880698894&tt_from=android_share&utm_medium=toutiao_android&utm_campaign=client_share

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Group Theorems: Lagrange, Sylow, Cauchy

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1. Lagrange Theorem: Order of subgroup H divides order of Group G Converse false: having h | g does not imply there exists a subgroup H of order h. Example: Z3 = {0,1,2}…

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陈省身 SS Chern – “The 2nd Gauss”

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陈省身香港科技大学 演讲经典 (Highly Recommended – spoken in English & Chinese) http://www.bilibili.com/video/av5473133 他的女婿是香港科大校长。现任校长是 Prof 陈繁星 Tony F. Chan , the ‘Search Algorithm Thesis’ supervising Prof of the 2 Google founders in Stanford University, Applied…

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70-million Bounded Gap Between Primes

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Since Ancient Greek : Euclid had proved there are infinite primes. Sieve of Eratosthenes to enumerate the primes. Recent time 3 Mathematicians GPY attempted another Sieve method to find the bounded gap (N)…

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小算盘 大乾坤 Abacus

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浙江临海市 算盘博物管主人 雷国华 收藏算盘20年,散尽储蓄,感慨涕下不已。 https://youtu.be/d3ua6tz4Gos 中国的算盘上面2珠 (2×5),下面5珠(5), 共15,加1 = 16 进位。古代是16位 (Hexadecimal) 制, 半斤 八两 (= 1/2 斤 x 16 两 = 8 两)。 日本改良成10位制: 上面1珠 (1×5),下面4珠(4), 共9,加1 = 10 进位。 https://youtu.be/DiHfHJAjAlk

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十二平均律 12-tone Equal Temperament

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《十二平均律》 是明朝 "布衣王子" 朱载堉 (1536年-1610年) 发明的,由当时在中国传教的意大利人 利马窦 (Matteo Ricci, 1552 – 1610), 传给欧洲的法国数学家 Marin Mersenne (Mersenne Prime ) 。现代音乐之父 巴哈 Bach 第一个采用,制作世界第一架钢琴有12黑白键,并作曲 《Bach 12-tone Equal Temperament》。 朱载堉把 “1” 到 “i” 的八度 (Octave) 分为等比…

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Richard Dedekind

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Julius Wilhelmina Richard Dedekind (6 Oct 1831 – 12 Feb 1916) – Last student of Gauss at Göttingen – Student and closed friend of Dirichlet who influenced his Mathematical education – Introduced the…

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Dedekind Cut : “Prove 0.9999… = 1”

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Key Notes: Rational Numbers Q eg. 1/2, … Complete but non Continuous. Irrational numbers eg. Real number is Complete and Continuous Dedekind Cut The Proof of “0.999… = 1” by using Set Theory…

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Bit Coin and Block Chain

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Bit Coin is only one application of Block Chain. https://youtu.be/g_fSistU3MQ

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Machine Learning is Just Mathematics! Free Machine Learning Resources

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https://youtu.be/tGyfmzuR4d4

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Learn NUMPY in 5 minutes – BEST Python Library!

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https://youtu.be/xECXZ3tyONo

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Imaginary Numbers

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FINAL EPISODE – Riemann Complex Plane : 4 dimension but viewed in 3 dimensions Episode 1 – 9 : History Episode 10: Complex function Function : 1 input mapped to 1 output Multi-function…

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Math for AI : Gradient Descent

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Simplest explanation by Cheh Wu: (4 Parts Video : auto-play after each part) Revision: Dot Product of Vectors https://www.khanacademy.org/math/linear-algebra/vectors-and-spaces/dot-cross-products/v/vector-dot-product-and-vector-length Gradient Descent (opposite = Ascent) https://www.khanacademy.org/math/multivariable-calculus/multivariable-derivatives/gradient-and-directional-derivatives/v/why-the-gradient-is-the-direction-of-steepest-ascent

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Mathematician Couple’s Wedding Math Questions

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https://m.facebook.com/nikita.nikolaev.752/posts/2208321356091587 It is fun for the guests who are also mathematicians like the wedding couple… Why don’t the IT couples do the same with computer questions (eg. private cloud, serverless, containers, DevOps,… )…

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Cute Graph Cheatsheet

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Sir Michael Atiyah obituary

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Atiyah is so-called the “2nd Newton” in being both a Mathematics & a Physics Grandmaster, his life achievement extends the ancient Greek Geometry to Topology and Algebra since Euclid till now, providing useful…

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中国历法

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Chinese calandre is both solar and lunar, unlike western (pure solar) and Muslim (pure lunar): https://youtu.be/qXFeQmb2gU8

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Byrne’s Euclid

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https://www.c82.net/euclid/ My Modern Met: Geometry Lovers Will Enjoy This Interactive Version of Byrne’s Euclid. https://mymodernmet.com/byrnes-euclid-nicholas-rougeux/

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Modern Mathematics and the Langlands Program | Institute for Advanced Study

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https://www.ias.edu/ideas/modern-mathematics-and-langlands-program

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The Error Function & The Integral of e^(-x^2)

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https://youtu.be/jkytxdedxhU The Bell Curve: https://youtu.be/aSjWXMkDazY

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The most beautiful and important mathematical equations

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https://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/mathematical-equations-beautiful-30112018/amp/

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From Polynomial to Modern Algebra

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Examples Polynomial with degree > 5 https://youtu.be/3B0TqabK2a8

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13 classic mathematics books for lifelong learners

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https://medium.com/however-mathematics/13-classic-mathematics-books-for-lifelong-learners-7ec2759142da?from=timeline Out of 13 must-read Popular Math books, our Singapore National Library NLB has 6 which I borrowed and read: eg. “Prime Obsession” , “What is Mathematics” , etc. Popular math books are…

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Logic & Math (Set Theory)

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Cambridge Prof Peter Smith: You can download the book at the bottom link from the below web site. https://boingboing.net/2018/12/26/beyond-a-equals-a.html/amp?from=singlemessage Philosophy using Math – that is cool! Set Theory is Philosophy, see this “Set…

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How Singapore Data Scientists caught the subway MRT “Circle line” rogue train

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https://blog.data.gov.sg/how-we-caught-the-circle-line-rogue-train-with-data-79405c86ab6a

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Quara: Strategy to teach yourself math from basic algebra to high level mathematics

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If you had to teach yourself math from basic algebra to high level mathematics, what would be your strategy? https://www.quora.com/If-you-had-to-teach-yourself-math-from-basic-algebra-to-high-level-mathematics-what-would-be-your-strategy/answer/Cornelius-Goh?ch=3&share=be44143e&srid=oZzP

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Chinese Primary School Math

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As shown in the picture below, find the height of the table? (No Algebraic equation please for Primary School Math). Answer: [hint = 130 cm] Try yourself before scrolling down. . . .…

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How you pronounce German Mathematician’s Names ( and Physicists )

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Germany produced many Mathematicians and Physicists who succeeded the 18 CE Newtonian England, and the 19CE Napoleonic France before WW2, after which the Americans (mostly the Jewish German immigrants) take over till now.…

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Euler’s and Fermat’s last theorems, the Simpsons and CDC6600

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I am a fan of Fermat, not only because my university Alma Mater was in his hometown Toulouse (France) named after him “Lycée Pierre de Fermat (Classe Préparatoire Aux Grandes Ecoles) ” ,…

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Improper Integral vs. Infinite Series

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https://youtu.be/ZJ5b29WYWrQ To test if the infinite series converges, provided it is positive & decreasing function you can convert it to (although they converge to different values.)

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Integration by parts, DI method

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(Traditional Method learnt at O-Level) Integration by Parts: NEW Technique taught by this UC-Berkley Chinese Mathematician: “DI” Method https://youtu.be/2I-_SV8cwsw First Stop: “D column at 0 “ 2nd Stop: 3rd Stop:

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The Best Movies For Mathematicians

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https://youtu.be/EWdcOID8zxU

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Analysis by Timothy Gowers

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Why easy analysis problems are easy by Timothy Gowers (UK, Fields Medal 1998) Timothy Gowers is teaching in Cambridge, he wrote the thick volume of “Princeton Math Encyclopedia.” He is a very good…

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Inequalities : RMS, AM, GM, HM

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https://youtu.be/_gTClIbHreI

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Integral of x^x from 0 to 1

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https://youtu.be/A54_QPXdkU0

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My favorite Fermat Little Theorem with Pascal Triangle

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Fermat Little Theorem: For any prime integer p, any integer m When m = 2, Note: 九章算数 Fermat Little Theorem (m=2) Pascal Triangle (1653 AD France )= (杨辉三角 1238 AD – 1298 AD)…

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Math Challenge: Teaching Subject

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[Hint] : Assume 3 cases, then by Elimination using Mr Brown’s hint (somethingS right, somethingS wrong)

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Math Paradox : Toroflux

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Fibonacci Number 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VK7XR-wlpAk

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What is Riemann’s Hypothesis ?

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[中文]历史 History: https://youtu.be/NeoDdnSlRjk Sir Atiyah Proof on 2018 September : (5 Pages PDF download here) https://drive.google.com/file/d/17NBICP6OcUSucrXKNWvzLmrQpfUrEKuY/view https://youtu.be/jXugkzFW5qY Bigger Lecture Notes video (at 34 mins, inspired in Singapore) https://youtu.be/oe4Jo4i3w_w Analytic function: preserve angle after…

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The most addictive theorem in Applied mathematics

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What is your favorite theorem ? I have 2 theorems which trigger my love of Math : Chinese Remainder Theorem: 韩信点兵, named after a 200 BCE Han dynasty genius general Han Xin (韩信)…

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