# Recreations

## Abel Prize Laureates

Abel prize is one of the most prestigious awards given for outstanding contribution in mathematics, often considered as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics. Niels Henrik Abel Memorial fund, established on 1 January 2002, awards the Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The prize amount is 6 million NOK (about 1010000 USD) and

## This Prime Generating Product generates successive prime factors

Any integer greater than 1 is called a prime number if and only if its positive factors are 1 and the number p itself. The basic ideology involved in this post is flawed and the post has now been moved to Archives. – The Editor Prime Generating Formulas We all know how hard it is to predict a formula

## 11-12-13 – Last such sequence of the century

11th December 2013 (or in short 11-12-13) is just a few hours away here. It’s the last date of the 21st century with  such an extraordinary pattern of numbers.  In any calendar of the world, such date will be seen in 22nd century after 87 years and 54 days from today — on February 3, 2101,

## Examination Strategies : Tactics & Tips

Every student or graduate knows how hard the first experience of passing exams is. Preliminary preparation starves the nervous system and the physical condition of the human body, however, the exam itself is always a stressful situation, which requires a candidate a great manifestation of mental and physical abilities. Therefore, just the knowledge of a

## Some good, OK, and useless revision techniques

Exams have been haunting students forever, and although you’re willing to do whatever you can to retain essential information, sometimes you end up spending weeks studying with useless revision techniques. We’re accustomed to employing our own techniques when it comes to studying such as making sticky notes, highlighting, or drawing charts. However, recent studies conducted

## Hopalong Orbits Visualizer: Stunning WebGL Experiment

Just discovered Barry Martin’s Hopalong Orbits Visualizer — an excellent abstract visualization, which is rendered in 3D using Hopalong Attractor algorithm, WebGL and Mrdoob’s three.js project. Hop to the source website using your desktop browser (with WebGl and Javascript support) and enjoy the magic. PS: Hopalong Attractor Algorithm Hopalong Attractor predicts the locus of points

## Smart Fallacies: i=1, 1= 2 and 1= 3

This mathematical fallacy is due to a simple assumption, that $-1=\dfrac{-1}{1}=\dfrac{1}{-1}$ . Proceeding with $\dfrac{-1}{1}=\dfrac{1}{-1}$ and taking square-roots of both sides, we get: $\dfrac{\sqrt{-1}}{\sqrt{1}}=\dfrac{\sqrt{1}}{\sqrt{-1}}$ Now, as the Euler’s constant $i= \sqrt{-1}$ and $\sqrt{1}=1$ , we can have $\dfrac{i}{1}=\dfrac{1}{i} \ldots \{1 \}$ $\Rightarrow i^2=1 \ldots \{2 \}$ . This

## Interesting Egyptian Fraction Problem

Here is an interesting mathematical puzzle alike problem involving the use of Egyptian fractions, whose solution sufficiently uses the basic algebra. Problem Let a, b, c, d and e be five non-zero complex numbers, and; $a + b + c + d + e = -1$ … (i) $a^2+b^2+c^2+d^2+e^2=15$ …(ii) \$ \dfrac{1}{a} +

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