1. maxpancho

    Mathematics as a Creative Art, by Halmos (or what is math)

    Stumbled upon this interesting excerpt from a book by Halmos. Maybe someone would be interested. Perhaps, it could be pinned as well.
  2. P

    Art dealer probability Qn

    An art dealer receives a shipment of five old paintings from abroad and on the basis of past experience, she feels that the probabilities are, respectively, 0.76, 0.09, 0.02, 0.01, 0.02, and 0.10 that 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 of them are forgeries. Since the cost of authentication is fairly high...
  3. U

    In an art class

    In an art class, there were just enough staplers, rulers, and glue bottles so that every 2 students had to share a stapler, every 3 students had to share a ruler, and every 4 students had to share a glue bottle. If the sum of the staplers, rulers, and glue bottles used by the class was 65, how...
  4. Z

    Unizor - Creative Mind through Art of Mathematics

    Hi, I am Zor I think, our high schools do not provide an adequate level of knowledge in such an important subject as mathematics. I am sure, many young students would welcome an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of this subject. I'd like to introduce you to my educational site Unizor, which...
  5. K

    The Art of Thomas Sabo

    Thomas sabo berlocker is a name which has become synonymous with beautiful and highly fashionable jewellery, in particular Sterling silver products and charms. The products are known for their quality and for the incredible attention to the finest detail. With distinctive flair and originality...
  6. benice

    [Funny Math Art] Guess what's inside?

    The surface in above image is a portion of the graph of some mathematical equation. Let's do some brainstorming: Can you guess what's inside the surface? . .
  7. Bacterius

    State of the art?

    Hello MHF, has it been (dis)proven yet that efficient polynomial integer factorization on a classical computer is impossible, (we know it is possible and easy on a quantum computer)? I can't seem to find any references on this topic on google and it sure would put many minds at rest knowing the...
  8. B

    The art of factoring....

    I'm a calculus 3 student and the bane of my existence has ALWAYS been factoring. It's just something I constantly struggle with and never learned formally. I'm always BLINDLY taking guesses and "brute forcing" factors with my calculator (which can take well over 25-50 tries easily, and most of...
  9. K

    Anamorphic Art Work (please help)

    Hi, i posted this in the trigonometry bit this morning but fear it's not trig so thought i might try it in here. I'm working on a piece of art work that will require a fair bit of maths. Here is a link to the kind of thing im going to be making (but in life scale with objects): Jim Bond...
  10. K

    Anamorphic Art Work

    Hi, new to the forum and in need of a bit of help! I'm working on a piece of art work that will require a lot of maths. I use maths generally in my work whether it be to make a structure or plan out an animation etc... However the maths involved in my most recent idea is a little beyond me...
  11. N

    Calculus: Art Of Problem Solving (2), (3), (4)

    Hint for Problem 1: the answer is 2n. Here are 3 more problems: \star \star \star Problem 2: Evaluate \lim_{n\to\infty} \left[\prod_{k=1}^n \binom{n+k}{n}\right]^{n^{-2}}. \star \star Problem 3: Evaluate \lim_{n\to\infty} \frac{1}{n^k} \int_1^b \prod_{j=1}^k \ln(1 + a_jx^n) \ dx...
  12. N

    Calculus: Art Of Problem Solving (1)

    Note: Level of difficulty: the lowest is \star and the highest is \star \star \star \star \star. Have Fun! \star \star Problem 1: Let a_n=n\ln \left(1 + \frac{1}{n} \right), \ n \in \mathbb{N}. Evaluate \left \lfloor \frac{a_n}{1-a_n} \right \rfloor.
  13. A

    The art of making vectors parallell

    Find a number a so that the vectors (a,2+a,6) and (2,1,-3) are parallell. How do I do that?
  14. M

    [SOLVED] Art of Problem Solving Community

    I am one of the administrators at another math site called Art of Problem Solving. It's a different kind of site than this one. There isn't much homework help, though students are very active in relating mathematical ideas to one another. Most of the users are accelerated math students and...