My Tiny Little Math Page
 Prime Pattern Plotter This JavaScript app lets you plot a moire-like pattern for prime numbers. By default, this app will set the pixel at (x,y) to white if the equation: ⌊x√2 + y√2⌋ evaluates to a prime number. Scroll around a bit, and you'll find different patterns. Some strong, some weak, some with the waves grouped in twos, some grouped in sixes, and so on. The plotter needs a recent browser like Google Chrome, or Firefox 3.6. Make sure to press the [Draw] button to generate and refresh the image. TexRefCard1.gif and TexRefCard2.gif These are probably the most useful and concise TeX reference cheat-sheets I've discovered in my searches. They're meant to be printed on both sides of an 8.5 x 11 sheet folded thrice. I've converted the Postscript file to gifs to make them viewable in a browser. If you're interested in the original file, you can find it here. The Collatz Sequence Plot This Javascript page will plot the values of a Collatz sequence given a user-entered value, in the form of a bar-chart. The values are log scaled to permit even very large numbers to be plotted without exceeding the width of the screen. The Collatz Binary Plot Another Javascript page that plots the Collatz sequence in binary numbers. A clear pattern is visible, and makes one wonder if the Collatz sequence could be emulated by a cellular automata. The First 256k Collatz Values, Graphically This image encodes the first 218 Collatz values as brightness. It's easy to see some vague patterns, but what the patterns mean, I do not know. A Permutahedron This is an image of a fourth-order permutahedron. Each of the vertices of this polyhedron, also known as a truncated octahedron, represent one permutation of the set [1234]. Each edge represents the transition from one permutation to another that may be achieved by swapping the order of two adjacent items. The permutahedron for a set of 3 items is a hexagon. The number of vertices of an nth order permutahedron is n!.
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