Dragons in the Algorithm
Adventures in Programming
by Michael Chermside

Author: mcherm

The Quadratic Equation

I was in middle school taking Algebra I when someone, probably another student, said I should open the textbook to a page about 3/4 of the way into the book. They pointed to a terribly complicated equation and said "you'll have to learn THAT". Here is the equation:

Quadratic Equation

I …

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Posted Thu 15 November 2007 by mcherm in Math

When Spheres Collide

If I can't use my own blog to post nicely worked out math problems, then what good is it?

So the other day, I had a problem to solve. I had two circles (the initial problem was in 2D, but the solution works for spheres in any number of dimensions …

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Posted Thu 15 November 2007 by mcherm in Math