Friday, 26 December 2008

Lumps of Coal

Yes, I'm not supposed to be blogging. But yesterday I wrote out a short post which I put up on Sensory Overload. It's a simple proof related to the twin prime series. Check it out if you're interested.

You see, math problems are my only source of entertainment (albeit, a great one). So, I've been spending my breaks working on getting the hang of infinite series in calculus which, for some absurd reason, we don't study in school. CBSE... bah!

10 comments:

Vasudha said...

Oh. Ello, weirdo.

Since you seem to find the problems the NCERT poses amusing, here's a vairy simple one. St. Thomas' pre board paper, tangents and normals, class of sixty, none got it. :/

I have an answer, doesn't seem to be the right one, for the sole reason it doesn't look like a pretty one. :| :P

Find the tangent from (1,2) to the curve y^2 + 4y + 2x^3 + 8 = 0.

Vasudha said...

-2x^3.
My bad.

Got ([3^1/2]+1)(y-2)=6(x-1) as the answer.
*makes a face*

Nik said...

Well, already did it. And I'll try and find a shorter method later..

Vasudha said...

Yeah, ditto.
And sorry couldn't pick up. Had been chartered off to the land of hope, glory and inquisitive relatives.

Vasudha said...

-4y too.
For accuracy's sake.
:P

Radhika Saxena said...

woah. And btw Nangia,just what all did Vasu tell you?! :|

Nik said...

@Radhika: She provided me with morbid details about fluorescent lights and pig tails.

Radhika Saxena said...

Thank god :P

L@$H@ said...

Weirdos.
This is blogging.
Not a Math classroom for HEAVEN'S SAKE! Jesus. :O
Anyway. Hi.
Where has your Cbox vanished?
And why don't you read my blog anymore? :/
And...uh, nothing.
That's it. I guess.

Nik said...

Hey! Math classroom it can be.
As for the Cbox, it was acting up so I deleted it.
And lastly, I commented. No more berating.