April 17, 2017

Forthcoming experimental/computational number theory book: Sequential Experiments with Primes (Springer 2017 - by Mihai Caragiu)

Forthcoming book:
Sequential Experiments with Primes © 2017

Presents experimental and computational number theory in a new and interesting context
Offers new mathematical ideas and problems involving prime numbers and related sequences
Perfect for graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying applied and computational number theory

Due: July 26, 2017
ISBN 978-3-319-56762-4

With a specific focus on the mathematical life in small undergraduate colleges, this book presents a variety of elementary number theory insights involving sequences largely built from prime numbers and contingent number-theoretic functions. Chapters include new mathematical ideas and open problems, some of which are proved in the text. Vector valued MGPF sequences, extensions of Conway’s Subprime Fibonacci sequences, and linear complexity of bit streams derived from GPF sequences are among the topics covered in this book. This book is perfect for the pure-mathematics-minded educator in a small undergraduate college as well as graduate students and advanced undergraduate students looking for a significant high-impact learning experience in mathematics.

Mihai Caragiu is a professor of mathematics at Ohio Northern University. He is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

March 30, 2017

Heartbreaking: RIP Grivita, survivor of inimaginable animal cruelty in Romania

Hearbreaking news from Speranta shelter:

RIP, Grivita darling , We could hardly get over our shock and our tears to give you the saddest news we could: our beloved Grivita, the very symbol of our shelter, passed away. Cause of death, according to a first necropsy: heart attack. Grivita was miraculously saved after being mutilated. Although we took care of her every minute of every our of every day, in the last 3 years and a half, we feel that she gave us a lot more than we could ever give her: she gave us warmth, she gave us her trust and friendship, she gave us the hope in a better world. And, above all, Grivita tough us the importance of forgiveness. We will be forever grateful for this lesson. In the following days, we’ll build a small monument in our shelter, one that will forever remind us of Grivita. We’re waiting for all of you to visit it, because we consider that it’s so important to recall, all together, how much a poor dog did without a snout meant for every one of us.

February 23, 2017

Politics and truth

"I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true."  ~Neil deGrasse Tyson

O Prahova medievala


Un consilier județean i-a pupat mâna noului președinte al CJ Prahova!

Chimes of Freedom: pe cind in Piata Victoriei?

"July 1988. One year before the fall of the Berlin wall, between 200.000 and 300.000 east-berliners witnessed this historical concert." Rings a bell? http://brucespringsteen.net/ Momentan e in Noua Zeelanda. Pe cind in Piata Victoriei? Chimes of Freedom! #rezist

Solitonul PSD

Dragnea/PSD: unda calatoare/soliton ceausist parazitand sarmana Romanie.