Monthly Archives: June 2015

Conclusion (non mathematical)

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Day before yesterday, I presented my project report titled “Diophantine Equations”. It is 90 pages long (anybody who comes to know about this curses me!) containing proof of about 40 theorems and many more illustrations and definitions. I will upload it once I have submitted it at NISER. But here is conclusion of my report:

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You must be thinking that I have gone nuts! How can this be conclusion of some mathematics report, which deals with solving some kind of weird equation??

The main objective of the project was to analyze (discusses very old math) the available methods for solving a specific class of equations. And since problem solving is the life-blood of mathematics, the above poster is all about problem solving in real life, which I believe also works in mathematics. (I don’t want to destroy beauty of above poster, by drawing analogy, if interested do it yourself!)

Digression: Journey Experiences

1.  Go to Chandigarh if you are in search of beautiful life partner.
2.  Go to Pune  (especially in monsoon), if you are a couple, ideal place for romance (in Pune if you are roaming alone implies that you are a loser).
3.  Go to Almora, for honeymoon ( it sounds weird to travel agency when you book single ticket!).
4.  Go to Delhi, on a family trip or with friends.

I really regret visiting all 4 places alone….. (may be not???)

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© XKCD

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History of Math Week at Pune

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On board it is written : "Mathematics! We are doing it because we love doing it. (Lawn of Mathematics Department, Pune University)

Last week (unofficial) History of Math Week was celebrated in Pune. Lectures about work of Galois, Abel, Newton and Bhaskaracharya were delivered at various institutes in Pune. So to attend lectures I visited Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune and Mathematic Department of Pune University.
Though I don’t have much interest in History of Math (like who discovered which theorem or method or zero). But, its a good experience to see the theorem from point of view of a person who first published it.

Moreover the bird which I pointed out in my earlier post (Kya Mangta Hai) keep returning to that tree for berries.