# Mathspp Blog

### A blog dedicated to mathematics and programming!

This blog has a really interesting assortment of articles on mathematics and programming. You can use the tags to your right to find topics that interest you, or you may want to have a look at

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##### Water buckets riddle

Can you measure exactly $$2$$L of water with two plain buckets with volumes of $$14$$L and $$5$$L? Of course you can!

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##### Finding all strings a regular expression can find

A regular expression, without much rigor, is a very compact way of representing several different strings. Given a regular expression (regex), can I find out all the strings the regex can find?

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Let's prove that there are two irrational numbers, call them $$a$$ and $$b$$, such that $$a^b$$ is a rational number! And let's do it in a tweet.

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##### Problem #003 - a quarrel in the Shire

Gandalf has some Hobbits to appease but his task seems to go on forever. Can you give him a hand..?

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##### Problem #002 - a bag full of numbers

Two friends were bored and decided to play a game... a mathematical game with a paper bag!

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##### Problem #001 - a dancing triangle

This post's format will be a bit different from the usual and the first of a series of posts of this type. In this post, I will state a problem and then present my solution.

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##### Solving diophantine equations with random walks

Here's how I like to solve my equations: just walk around randomly until I trip over a solution!

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##### Random walk simulations in 2D

Think of a drunk man that continuously tumbles left and right, back and forth, with no final destination.

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Progress is great and new things are always exciting... but that doesn't mean old things don't have any value!

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##### On recursive functions and Kleene's approach

In this post I just ramble a bit through some mathematician's definition of what a recursive function is...

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##### Fractals and the filled Julia set

The filled Julia set is a really cool fractal that kind of resembles the Mandelbrot set!

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##### Creating a programming language from scratch

This blog post tells the short story of how I wrote a simple interpreter for a toy programming language!

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##### Pigeon Pooping Simulator

This blog post has a single purpose, which is to show you the weird game I made, inspired by Flappy Bird and my crazy English teacher.

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##### Minesweeper remake

Minesweeper has to be one of the most well-known minigames of all time, no? I spent my fair share of Sunday mornings playing minesweeper in my Windows XP computer...

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##### Fractals and the Mandelbrot set

I have always liked the concept of fractal. They are very beautiful, they have a notion of infinity embedded in them, and they make no sense (seriously though, self-similarity?). How could they not be loved?

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