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 I had a long and persistent dream of the Mordell's equation: y^2=x^3+k; where k is an integer. For a given k how ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 22 hours ago
 The material quoted here and in the last RT are a good example of: मूर्खप्रोत्साहनान् मूर्खत्वम् इदम् एव मूर्खपरम्प… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
 RT @Sarvadamana: In that case we *may* find archaeological evidence for flying vimanas and ancient nuclear astra's too 😁 https://t.co/3vd5v… 1 day ago
 A great fear of the mantravAdins was also put into the marUnamattas due to the abhichAra. A Mogol commander Munaw… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
 A sense of number or even basic magnitude is mostly lacking in the first responder from the media in the desh: no d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
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Tag Archives: conic sections
The mean hyperbola and other mean functions
Let be two numbers such that, We use to construct a specific rectangular hyperbola using one of the following methods: MethodI (Figure 1: this is based on an approach we described earlier) Figure 1 1) Mark point , which will … Continue reading
The hearts and the intrinsic Cassinian curve of an ellipse
Introduction This investigation began with our exploration of pedal curves during the vacation following our university entrance exams in the days of our youth. It led to us discovering for ourselves certain interesting heartshaped curves, which are distinct from the … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged circle, conic sections, conics, curves, ellipse, Geometric construction, geometry, heartcurve, hyperbola, ovals, parabola, recreational geometry
The quotient triangle, the parabolahyperbola sequence, the remainder triangle and perfect numbers
The quotient triangle Consider a positive integer . Then for all do the floor operation . Say , we get , a sequence of quotients of the division . If we do this for all we get the quotient triangular … Continue reading
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Tagged composite numbers, conic sections, conics, division, geometry, mathematics, Nicomachus, pi, prime numbers, Ramanujan
Hofstadter and Nārāyaṇa: connections across space and time
The scientistphilosopher Douglas Hofstadter presents an interesting singleseeded sequence H in his book ‘Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid’. It is generated by the recurrence relation, where …(1) Working it out one can see that it takes the form: … Continue reading
Posted in art, Scientific ramblings
Tagged conic sections, conics, fractal, fractals, Geometric construction, geometry, Golden Ratio, Hofstader, mathematics, recreational geometry, recursion, sequence
Means and conics
By the time one reaches high school one learns that: (i) there are four means that one might find some use of in life (I know there are more though they are hardly used) – the arithmetic mean which is … Continue reading
Doubling the cube with ellipses
The problem of doubling of the cube which emerged in the context of the doubling of the cubical altar of the great god Apollo cannot be solved using just a straightedge and a compass. It needs one to construct a … Continue reading
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Tagged conic sections, conics, Delian, Delos, doubling the cube, ellipse, Geometric construction, geometry, mathematics
The Apollonian parabola
Some say that Archimedes and Apollonius of Perga (modern Murtina in Turkey; the center of the great yavana temple of the goddess Artemis in the days of Apollonius) were the two great yavanas who might have rivaled Karl Gauss or … Continue reading
Posted in History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged Apollonius, conic sections, conics, Geometric construction, geometry, history, mathematics, parabola