As a warning this blog is only going to be useful to people at the University of Birmingham, although a similar method may work for people at other universities I don’t know the system so can not say for sure!
GAP (Groups, Algorithms, Programming) is a program for computational discrete algebra, which is particularly useful for computational group theory. It is a text based computer system which includes a large number of functions that implement various algebraic algorithms. A vast number of these are with regards to groups, using the program you can find the
The Rubik Cube was invented by one Erno Rubik in 1974 and has gone one to be one of the most popular puzzles in the world, having sold over 350 million units worldwide, even though many people can not solve one! Although perhaps that isn’t overly surprising given the vast number of possible positions that
David Hilbert was a greatly influential mathematician born in 1862. He worked in a variety of areas including infinite sets and it is in this area that he presented his ‘Hotel’, or his ‘paradox of the Grand Hotel’. Which makes the reader consider the infinite. So lets give it a go:
Yesterday was my wife, Katie’s, birthday and it reminded me about the so called ‘Birthday Problem’. Or, in a group what is the likelihood of two people sharing a birthday? The result is really quite surprising!
Compiz is very popular on Linux, and you can do some really nice things with it to enhance the look of your desktop.
Earlier I had a quick think, and there are 10 linux programs which I can’t live without. So, I thought I would post a quick blog to make sure you know about their existence.
The motivation for this blog is that I drink quite a lot of Pepsi Max. It is easily my favourite drink. But something that people tell me all the time is how bad it is for me. Not just the fact that it is a cola based product, but because of the sweeterners, mainly “aspartame”.
As I mentioned on my post about installing Spotify on a Debian based Linux machine, that if you don’t run a Debian based machine then you can install Spotify using Wine, or PlayOnLinux.
For all the people who can’t be bothered to read this whole post I’ll sum it up really quickly. Go to WhatEverTrevor, predict the order in which the Premier League will finish, for free, and if you’re right you’ll get £25,000!