Monthly Archives: December 2003

Another Compulsory Update


Well, I spent another day doing nothing. Ever since I returned to Sunnyvale, I have lacked any and all motivation. Okay, I read a few pages of algebraic number theory, a few pages of music theory, and a few pages … Continue reading

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Meshuga Nutcracker


Today my aunt Shirley who is here from England for a week accompanied me on a Beethoven sonata. My mother refused to play the second movement with me because the piano part is harder than the cello part, and she … Continue reading

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For whatever reason, I practiced the piano three times yesterday. I’m annoyed by my inability to play the Grieg Piano Concerto. I suppose it’s probably quite difficult, but I don’t consider that an excuse. I suppose I’ll learn it eventually. … Continue reading

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What a Logical Mess


I’m scared. Some appears to have proven that the Collatz 3n+1 Conjecture is unprovable. The reason that this result scares me is because it implies that the Collatz 3n+1 Conjecture is true, since if there exists a number n for … Continue reading

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I desperately need to learn more mathematics. All I find when I look up the Riemann Hypothesis is stuff that I don’t understand. I did manage to figure out what a Dirichlet character is. The next step will be to … Continue reading

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West Coast Number Theory Conference 2003


Abhishek decided he wanted to go to WCNT 2003 also, so we went together. We took a Greyhound down to Monterey on Wednesday. That wouldn’t have been especially eventful had we not been discussing Putnam problems. After a few minutes … Continue reading

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Compulsory Update


Almost nothing happens around here. All I ever get done is a bit of reading on the third book on the Riemann Hypothesis, The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy. I should start doing some music theory since … Continue reading

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