Mike Jones

USA

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Age: 67

My undergraduate degree was in Mathematics (University of Dallas, 1971). My core interest is General Systems Theory. My career was mostly in computer programming, however, I also taught English, and high-school mathematics, in China for 9 years. I am currently semi-retired, drawing social security, and working on my various websites. As far as I am concerned, anything I do here is in the Public Domain.

Student Exercise Tasks (for Mathematics, Language Arts, etc.) - autocorrected

Index to Stewart's Calculus (4th ed.)

 Apr 30 comment Idiom request for describing a situation in which someone give advantages to their enemy or opponentalso: to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory Apr 30 comment Idiom request for describing a situation in which someone give advantages to their enemy or opponentworth mentioning: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zugzwang Apr 29 asked certain (humorous) quote about revision of an organization’s bylaws Apr 3 comment Concrete examples of abstract algebra delivering simple solutions to hard problemsIt seems to me that there ought to be a lot more answers to this question. Apr 2 awarded Necromancer Mar 20 comment Is there an online dictionary listing words spelled in reverse?@Amen: Could you please elaborate? Mar 9 comment Why is $1 - \frac{1}{1 - \frac{1}{1 - \ldots}}$ not real?“how the the imaginary unit, i.e. the square root of −1−1 is involved” - FWIW, remember that, via the closed form formula for the solution of the general cubic equation, non-real numbers may be encountered, even though the roots are real. Mar 8 comment If squaring a number means multiplying that number with itself then shouldn't taking square root of a number mean to divide a number by itself?comment I'm adding for tracking / lookup purposes: examples of a disconnect between ordinary language and technical language. Mar 8 revised If squaring a number means multiplying that number with itself then shouldn't taking square root of a number mean to divide a number by itself?added disconnect comment re gcd Mar 7 comment In calculus, which questions can the naive ask that the learned cannot answer?@user4894: Action-at-a-distance doesn’t seem cranky? Mar 6 comment When are non-homogeneous sets first encountered by students?@Richard: The sets are more than homogeneous - they are cookie cutter. The set of real numbers, for example, on the other hand, contains many different types of numbers. Mar 4 comment In calculus, which questions can the naive ask that the learned cannot answer?Actually, we do know: neither space nor time is a continuum. See the work of Dewey B. Larson for elucidation on this: enciklopedia-vortaro-de-la-merk-angla.weebly.com/… Mar 4 comment When are non-homogeneous sets first encountered by students?“I can't imagine what you would ever do with it” - "A failure of imagination is not an insight into necessity." -- Patrick Barrow Mar 3 answered Can squares be replaced by cycloids in the Pythagorean Theorem? Feb 28 comment Do there exist any visual representations of prime factorizations?@Charles: Thanks for the laugh! Feb 17 answered Easy way to compute logarithms without a calculator? Feb 9 comment Determine the number of integer solutions for $x_1+x_2+x_3+x_4+x_5 < 40$Cool! I simply didn't know about that feature / technique. Feb 7 comment Determine the number of integer solutions for $x_1+x_2+x_3+x_4+x_5 < 40$What happened to the displays? Feb 5 comment Country ranking by combination of factors"The Age of Nations is past. The task before us now, if we would not perish, is to build the Earth." -- Teilhard de Chardin Feb 3 comment What do you suggest I do to prepare? Thanks In advance!Here is yet another link that might be helpful: math.stackexchange.com/questions/1077757/…