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Macosxnerd101's Blog > Upcoming Tutorials

Posted 10 November 2014

This summer, I began working on a tutorial for the 128-bit AES cryptosystem. I ended up putting it down for quite a few months and am now just getting back to it. I hope to have it done in the next three weeks, pending school work and such. If it doesn't get done by the end of Thanksgiving break, it will get finished over winter break.


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Macosxnerd101's Blog > Discrete Calculus and Sums of Powers

Posted 03 August 2014

Have you ever wanted to know why \sum_{i=0}^{n} i = n(n+1)/2? The obvious proof is by induction, but it doesn't give us insight as to how we got the formula. I'll show you how to derive these formulas using discrete calculus.

We can actually derive this solution for any sum of powers using discrete calculus. We need a few...

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Macosxnerd101's Blog > Knowing When to Write Code and Knowing When to Do Math

Posted 31 July 2014

As some of you all may know, this summer I'm working doing summer research related to graph theory and dynamical systems over graphs. In a graph dynamical systems setting, each vertex has a state (such as a binary state) and an update function. The update function looks at the current state of the vertex and its neighbors and produces a new...

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Macosxnerd101's Blog > Counting Subsets and the Binomial Theorem

Posted 06 July 2013

The Power Set on a finite set S, denoted P(S), has 2|S| elements. Similarly enough, Sum_{i}^{n} C(n, i) = 2n...

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Macosxnerd101's Blog > The Importance of Multiplicative Functions

Posted 03 July 2013

I came across this thread today, where the OP was attempting to solve a problem regarding counting divisors. Here, the use of a multiplicative function provided means to optimize when counting divisors for larger numbers.

First, let's define two terms- multiplicative and completely multiplicative. A multiplicative function f...

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    ishkabible Icon

    09 Sep 2015 - 22:23
    So are you are stanford for grad school? Cuz that would be super awesome.
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    depricated Icon

    03 Nov 2014 - 07:24
    I've had Summer Nights stuck in my head all morning and I blame you.
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    macosxnerd101 Icon

    09 Jul 2014 - 14:54
    The next time I'm in New York, I'm totally going!
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    09 Jul 2014 - 11:58
    Make sure to plan a weekend trip:
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    da1 Icon

    17 Jun 2014 - 12:11
    Thanks for the help last night.
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    02 Jun 2014 - 23:27
    That's a neat find! Definitely worth knowing about. Thanks for sharing!
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    02 Jun 2014 - 23:24
    came across this title, thought you might find it worth knowing about:
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    22 May 2014 - 13:26
    Ya really busy making the books in
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    macosxnerd101 Icon

    14 May 2014 - 10:31
    We looked at polyhedra and vertex configurations in graph theory towards the end. Neat stuff! Thanks for sharing!
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    modi123_1 Icon

    14 May 2014 - 09:35
    Fun visualizations of hyperbolic shapes.
    "Hexagonal Hyperbolic Honeycombs"
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    24 Mar 2014 - 13:20
    NP hard problem? Graph theory? Colored balls?! what's not to love?
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    12 Feb 2014 - 12:21
    Thanks, everyone!
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    11 Feb 2014 - 11:53
    Congrats on the legendary status. Well deserved.
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    10 Feb 2014 - 11:21
    Wow. 10k reputation! That's pretty amazing
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    10 Feb 2014 - 09:49
    10,000 Rep, congrats :p
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