Category Archives: Curiosity

On the Euclidean Growth of Entire Functions

In Mapping properties of analytic functions on the unit disk, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 135, N. 9 (2007), 2893-2898. I show that there is a universal constant such that whenever is analytic in the unit disk and … Continue reading

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Recreational question about factorials

Walking out of my Finite Math class I wondered if one can determine all possible triples of non-negative integers such that There are some trivial solutions. Whenever for some other non-negative integer , then is a solution. Are there any … Continue reading

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Syllabus clarity

Another funny story heard at lunch. The professor says: “On Monday we’ll have a quiz and it will be 10% of your final grade”. A student gets 9 out of 10 on the quiz and stops coming to class. At … Continue reading

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Infinitely many prisoners

I heard this today at lunch: there are infinitely many prisoners each with a white or a black hat. Each prisoner can see everybody’s hat except his own. The deal is as folllow, the prisoners can agree on a common … Continue reading

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