Solving the African Integral (from YG file cover)

Posted on Thu 09 July 2020 in Mathematics • Tagged with Mathematics

A long time ago, I gave my friend (Let's call him C) an integral to solve. He came back to me a few days later and the conversation went something like this:

C: Debu, I couldn't solve that African integral you gave me.
Me: Ok, but why are you calling …


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A Compilation of hard limits

Posted on Fri 05 June 2020 in Mathematics • Tagged with Mathematics

This list consists of the limits that I found most challenging.

  1. $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \left( \frac{n!}{n^n} \right) ^\frac 1n$$
  2. $$\lim_{x \to 0} \left( \frac{1}{\ln(x + \sqrt{x^2+1})} - \frac 1{\ln(x+1)} \right)$$
  3. $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{n + n^2 …

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Limit involving higher order infinitesimals

Posted on Fri 05 June 2020 in Mathematics • Tagged with Mathematics

Simple limit problems consist of the form $\lim_{x \to 0}\frac{O_1(x)O_2(x)..}{O_a(x)O_b(x)..}$, such as $\lim_{x \to 0} \frac{\sin 3x \tan 2x \tan^{-1} 5x}{x^2 \ln(1+x)}$. Here, the infinitesimals are well defined and cancel out easily. Some …


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COVID-19 USA Analysis: effects of the lack of lockdown

Posted on Fri 29 May 2020 in Mathematics • Tagged with Mathematics, COVID 19

The USA currently stands at 1.76 million COVID-19 cases. That's more than the next 5 nations combined. A large number of these cases are due to government inaction against the virus. The lack of a concerted lockdown across the country is also to blame. Here's a graph showing the …


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COVID 19 Regression analysis Update

Posted on Tue 19 May 2020 in Mathematics • Tagged with Mathematics, COVID 19

The Previous COVID regression analysis was fairly accurate. However, the opening of lockdown offset the statistics a bit and now there are more number of projected cases. Here is a recomputation of the statistics, which projects an average of 172,000 cases by June 1 and 520,000 cases overall …


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No square ends in 3

Posted on Fri 15 May 2020 in Mathematics • Tagged with Mathematics

This is an interesting number theory fact that seems strange when taken at face value. Here's a small proof of it:


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COVID 19 regression analysis

Posted on Wed 06 May 2020 in Mathematics • Tagged with Mathematics, COVID 19

regression This is a regression analysis attempt for the COVID-19 spread data. The graphs represent total cases per day. The Orange graph is USA, the smaller graph on the left is China and the graph on the right is India. A Standard gaussian curve of the form $Ae^{-b(x-c)^2 …


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