Thursday, December 28, 2006

LEGO Difference Machine

LEGO Difference Machine
Check out the LEGO Difference Machine here.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Math + JavaScript = Cool

Check out ASCIIMathML and ASCIIsvg to learn how to display math equations and graphs in your website using nothing but JavaScript. You've probably seen ASCIIMathML in action in some of my other posts.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Golomb Ruler

In mathematics, the term "Golomb Ruler" refers to a set of non-negative integers such that no two distinct pairs of numbers from the set have the same difference. Conceptually, this is similar to a ruler constructed in such a way that no two pairs of marks measure the same distance. An Optimal Golomb Ruler (OGR) is the shortest Golomb Ruler possible for a given number of marks. However, finding (and proving) OGR's becomes exponentially more difficult as the number of marks increases, and it is for this reason that we have turned to the web for help in finding the OGR's with 24 and more marks.

For more information, check out the Project OGR page and more info at MathWorld and Wikipedia.