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Friday
Mar092007

Equation blogging

I've never blogged about Maths before - my reader numbers are quite small enough already. But I came across this today, and it is pretty amazing. If you take the following equation

 

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(where mod and x are particular mathematical functions) and you plot a graph of it you get this:

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Which you have to admit is pretty amazing. The equation, which is called Tupper's Self-Referential Equation is from here

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    Response: Bloggery Bits
    As one of the things I get paid to do is read lots of blogs I thought, why not put up a little posting of those I thought interesting but I couldn't use elsewhere? This might be an occasional thing.

Reader Comments (3)

Things have moved on. I don't even recognise it as an equation.
Mar 9, 2007 at 5:46 PM | Unregistered Commenterdearieme
Well, it's not an equation. It's an inequality.

It is pretty stunning, though. Personally, I think the most amazing thing in maths is Khinchin's constant:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/KhinchinsConstant.html
Mar 10, 2007 at 7:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid Gillies
Too clever for me David!
Mar 10, 2007 at 11:35 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

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