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Project Report

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Cover page of my report.

As promised in my earlier blog post: “Conclusion (non-mathematical)” , here is the link for my project report: https://gaurish4math.wordpress.com/downloads/technical-report/

If interested post your review as comment below

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

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.

Childhood Dream Realized

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One of many of my childhood dreams was to visit Science Activity Center (called Muktangan Vidnyan Shodhika) at  Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), (inside Savitribai Phule Pune University). This is a place that came into existence due to efforts of a great human named : “Arvind Gupta“. I also wanted to meet him but unfortunately he was out of city. This is a beautiful place and everyone who has any kind of relation with science must visit this place before he/she dies. At this place you will find science blossoming everywhere.

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One of the person working here explains me : ” At this place we find science behind jugaad”. [“Juggad” is a slang for Hindi speaking people meaning: collect waste material and construct some thing useful out of it]. He also demonstrated me several things that they have developed out of trash like “infinite ink pen” ; “indigenous award winning levitation model”; “box out of cold drink bottle” (not yet on internet), so on there are more than 300 such ” toys from trash”..

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Here you see science in its true divine form. Everybody is welcome here. Whoever reading this post, must visit : www.arvindguptatoys.com (I am a regular visitor for last 8 years).

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Kya Mangta hai?

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My hostel

The first expression I came across here in Marathi was “Kya mangta hai?” i.e “What do you want?”. In case of Odiya, ” Kona?” i.e. “What?” was the first expression that I encountered (10 months ago). It has been a week in Pune. So far I have visited ILS Law College and Film and Television Institute in addition to Bhaskaracharya Pratisthana. I also got an opportunity to “see” IMO medalist teaching young students for upcoming INMO.

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BP Lobby

This is India’s oldest Olympiad training center located at end of a small street at heart of the city. Here I am left alone with my mathematics for whole day (just get out of my room for having meals). This is a wonderful place to do mathematics since there is no distraction (yesterday only my mother made me realize that there is no television here). Only problem I have here is high level of air pollution. Sometimes I feel to go out of room for a walk but unlike Bhubaneswar here there is lot of pollution (may be comparable to that of New Delhi). But food here (as well as Mohali) is much better than at Bhubaneswar (whether road side stalls or restaurants).

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Spotted a beautiful bird eating wild red berries from tree adjacent to window of my room (sorry I don't own a good camera)