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Mathematics
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Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. There is a range of views among mathematicians and philosophers as to the exact scope, Mathematicians seek out patterns and use them to formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof, when mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature. Through the use of abstraction and logic, mathematics developed from counting, calculation, measurement, practical mathematics has been a human activity from as far back as written records exist. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry, rigorous arguments first appeared in Greek mathematics, most notably in Euclids Elements. Galileo Galilei said, The universe cannot be read until we have learned the language and it is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word. Without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth, carl Friedrich Gauss referred to mathematics as the Queen of the Sciences. Benjamin Peirce called mathematics the science that draws necessary conclusions, David Hilbert said of mathematics, We are not speaking here of arbitrariness in any sense. Mathematics is not like a game whose tasks are determined by arbitrarily stipulated rules, rather, it is a conceptual system possessing internal necessity that can only be so and by no means otherwise. Albert Einstein stated that as far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, Mathematics is essential in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences. Applied mathematics has led to entirely new mathematical disciplines, such as statistics, Mathematicians also engage in pure mathematics, or mathematics for its own sake, without having any application in mind. There is no clear line separating pure and applied mathematics, the history of mathematics can be seen as an ever-increasing series of abstractions. The earliest uses of mathematics were in trading, land measurement, painting and weaving patterns, in Babylonian mathematics elementary arithmetic first appears in the archaeological record. Numeracy pre-dated writing and numeral systems have many and diverse. Between 600 and 300 BC the Ancient Greeks began a study of mathematics in its own right with Greek mathematics. Mathematics has since been extended, and there has been a fruitful interaction between mathematics and science, to the benefit of both. Mathematical discoveries continue to be made today, the overwhelming majority of works in this ocean contain new mathematical theorems and their proofs. The word máthēma is derived from μανθάνω, while the modern Greek equivalent is μαθαίνω, in Greece, the word for mathematics came to have the narrower and more technical meaning mathematical study even in Classical times

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Series (mathematics)
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In mathematics, a series is, informally speaking, the sum of the terms of an infinite sequence. The sum of a sequence has defined first and last terms. To emphasize that there are a number of terms, a series is often called an infinite series. In order to make the notion of an infinite sum mathematically rigorous, given an infinite sequence, the associated series is the expression obtained by adding all those terms together, a 1 + a 2 + a 3 + ⋯. These can be written compactly as ∑ i =1 ∞ a i, by using the summation symbol ∑. The sequence can be composed of any kind of object for which addition is defined. A series is evaluated by examining the finite sums of the first n terms of a sequence, called the nth partial sum of the sequence, and taking the limit as n approaches infinity. If this limit does not exist, the infinite sum cannot be assigned a value, and, in this case, the series is said to be divergent. On the other hand, if the partial sums tend to a limit when the number of terms increases indefinitely, then the series is said to be convergent, and the limit is called the sum of the series. An example is the series from Zenos dichotomy and its mathematical representation, ∑ n =1 ∞12 n =12 +14 +18 + ⋯. The study of series is a part of mathematical analysis. Series are used in most areas of mathematics, even for studying finite structures, in addition to their ubiquity in mathematics, infinite series are also widely used in other quantitative disciplines such as physics, computer science, statistics and finance. For any sequence of numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, functions thereof. By definition the series ∑ n =0 ∞ a n converges to a limit L if and this definition is usually written as L = ∑ n =0 ∞ a n ⇔ L = lim k → ∞ s k. When the index set is the natural numbers I = N, a series indexed on the natural numbers is an ordered formal sum and so we rewrite ∑ n ∈ N as ∑ n =0 ∞ in order to emphasize the ordering induced by the natural numbers. Thus, we obtain the common notation for a series indexed by the natural numbers ∑ n =0 ∞ a n = a 0 + a 1 + a 2 + ⋯. When the semigroup G is also a space, then the series ∑ n =0 ∞ a n converges to an element L ∈ G if. This definition is usually written as L = ∑ n =0 ∞ a n ⇔ L = lim k → ∞ s k, a series ∑an is said to converge or to be convergent when the sequence SN of partial sums has a finite limit

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Geometric series
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In mathematics, a geometric series is a series with a constant ratio between successive terms. For example, the series 12 +14 +18 +116 + ⋯ is geometric, Geometric series are among the simplest examples of infinite series with finite sums, although not all of them have this property. Historically, geometric series played an important role in the development of calculus. Geometric series are used throughout mathematics, and they have important applications in physics, engineering, biology, economics, computer science, queueing theory, the terms of a geometric series form a geometric progression, meaning that the ratio of successive terms in the series is constant. This relationship allows for the representation of a series using only two terms, r and a. The term r is the ratio, and a is the first term of the series. In the case above, where r is one half, the series has the sum one, if r is greater than one or less than minus one the terms of the series become larger and larger in magnitude. The sum of the terms also gets larger and larger, if r is equal to one, all of the terms of the series are the same. If r is one the terms take two values alternately. The sum of the oscillates between two values. This is a different type of divergence and again the series has no sum, see for example Grandis series,1 −1 +1 −1 + ···. The sum can be computed using the self-similarity of the series, consider the sum of the following geometric series, s =1 +23 +49 +827 + ⋯. This series has common ratio 2/3, if we multiply through by this common ratio, then the initial 1 becomes a 2/3, the 2/3 becomes a 4/9, and so on,23 s =23 +49 +827 +1681 + ⋯. This new series is the same as the original, except that the first term is missing, subtracting the new series s from the original series s cancels every term in the original but the first, s −23 s =1, so s =3. A similar technique can be used to evaluate any self-similar expression, as n goes to infinity, the absolute value of r must be less than one for the series to converge. When a =1, this can be simplified to 1 + r + r 2 + r 3 + ⋯ =11 − r, the formula also holds for complex r, with the corresponding restriction, the modulus of r is strictly less than one. Since = 1−rn+1 and rn+1 →0 for | r | <1, convergence of geometric series can also be demonstrated by rewriting the series as an equivalent telescoping series. Consider the function, g = r K1 − r

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Power of two
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In mathematics, a power of two means a number of the form 2n where n is an integer, i. e. the result of exponentiation with number two as the base and integer n as the exponent. In a context where only integers are considered, n is restricted to values, so we have 1,2. Because two is the base of the numeral system, powers of two are common in computer science. Written in binary, a power of two always has the form 100…000 or 0. 00…001, just like a power of ten in the decimal system, a word, interpreted as an unsigned integer, can represent values from 0 to 2n −1 inclusively. Corresponding signed integer values can be positive, negative and zero, either way, one less than a power of two is often the upper bound of an integer in binary computers. As a consequence, numbers of this show up frequently in computer software. For example, in the original Legend of Zelda the main character was limited to carrying 255 rupees at any time. Powers of two are used to measure computer memory. A byte is now considered eight bits (an octet, resulting in the possibility of 256 values, the prefix kilo, in conjunction with byte, may be, and has traditionally been, used, to mean 1,024. However, in general, the term kilo has been used in the International System of Units to mean 1,000, binary prefixes have been standardized, such as kibi meaning 1,024. Nearly all processor registers have sizes that are powers of two,32 or 64 being most common, powers of two occur in a range of other places as well. For many disk drives, at least one of the size, number of sectors per track. The logical block size is almost always a power of two. Numbers that are not powers of two occur in a number of situations, such as video resolutions, but they are often the sum or product of two or three powers of two, or powers of two minus one. For example,640 =512 +128 =128 ×5, put another way, they have fairly regular bit patterns. A prime number that is one less than a power of two is called a Mersenne prime, for example, the prime number 31 is a Mersenne prime because it is 1 less than 32. Similarly, a number that is one more than a positive power of two is called a Fermat prime—the exponent itself is a power of two. A fraction that has a power of two as its denominator is called a dyadic rational, the numbers that can be represented as sums of consecutive positive integers are called polite numbers, they are exactly the numbers that are not powers of two

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Hackenbush
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Hackenbush is a two-player game invented by mathematician John Horton Conway. It may be played on any configuration of colored line segments connected to one another by their endpoints, any number of segments may meet at a point and thus there may be multiple paths to ground. On his turn, a player cuts any line segment of his choice, every line segment no longer connected to the ground by any path falls. According to the normal play convention of combinatorial game theory, the first player who is unable to move loses, Hackenbush boards can consist of finitely many or infinitely many line segments. Even on an infinite board satisfying this condition, it may or may not be possible for the game to continue forever and this is achieved in one of two ways, Blue-Red Hackenbush, Each line segment is colored either red or blue. One player is allowed to cut blue line segments, while the other player is only allowed to cut red line segments. Blue-Red-Green Hackenbush, Each line segment is colored red, blue, the rules are the same as for Blue-Red Hackenbush, with the additional stipulation that green line segments can be cut by either player. Blue-Red Hackenbush is merely a case of Blue-Red-Green Hackenbush, but it is worth noting separately. This is because Blue-Red Hackenbush is a so-called cold game, which means, essentially, Blue-Red-Green Hackenbush allows for the construction of additional games whose values are not real numbers, such as star and all other nimbers. Further analysis of the game can be made using graph theory by considering the board as a collection of vertices and edges and examining the paths to each vertex that lies on the ground. Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John H. Conway, and Richard K. Guy, Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays, 2nd edition, John H. Conway, On Numbers and Games, 2nd edition, A K Peters,2000. Hackenstrings, and 0.999. vs.1 Hackenbush on Pencil and Paper Games

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Surreal number
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The surreals share many properties with the reals, including the usual arithmetic operations, as such, they form an ordered field. The surreals also contain all transfinite ordinal numbers, the arithmetic on them is given by the natural operations, research on the go endgame by John Horton Conway led to another definition and construction of the surreal numbers. Conways construction was introduced in Donald Knuths 1974 book Surreal Numbers, How Two Ex-Students Turned on to Pure Mathematics, in his book, which takes the form of a dialogue, Knuth coined the term surreal numbers for what Conway had called simply numbers. Conway later adopted Knuths term, and used surreals for analyzing games in his 1976 book On Numbers and Games. In the Conway construction, the numbers are constructed in stages. Different subsets may end up defining the same number, and may define the number even if L ≠ L′. So strictly speaking, the numbers are equivalence classes of representations of form that designate the same number. In the first stage of construction, there are no previously existing numbers so the representation must use the empty set. This representation, where L and R are both empty, is called 0, subsequent stages yield forms like, =1 =2 =3 and = −1 = −2 = −3 The integers are thus contained within the surreal numbers. Similarly, representations arise like, = 1/2 = 1/4 = 3/4 so that the rationals are contained within the surreal numbers. Thus the real numbers are also embedded within the surreals, but there are also representations like = ω = ε where ω is a transfinite number greater than all integers and ε is an infinitesimal greater than 0 but less than any positive real number. The construction consists of three interdependent parts, the rule, the comparison rule and the equivalence rule. A form is a pair of sets of numbers, called its left set. A form with left set L and right set R is written, when L and R are given as lists of elements, the braces around them are omitted. Either or both of the left and right set of a form may be the empty set, the form with both left and right set empty is also written. The numeric forms are placed in classes, each such equivalence class is a surreal number. The elements of the left and right set of a form are drawn from the universe of the surreal numbers, equivalence Rule Two numeric forms x and y are forms of the same number if and only if both x ≤ y and y ≤ x. An ordering relationship must be antisymmetric, i. e. it must have the property that x = y only when x and y are the same object and this is not the case for surreal number forms, but is true by construction for surreal numbers

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1 (number)
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1, is a number, a numeral, and the name of the glyph representing that number. It represents a single entity, the unit of counting or measurement, for example, a line segment of unit length is a line segment of length 1. It is also the first of the series of natural numbers. The word one can be used as a noun, an adjective and it comes from the English word an, which comes from the Proto-Germanic root *ainaz. The Proto-Germanic root *ainaz comes from the Proto-Indo-European root *oi-no-, compare the Proto-Germanic root *ainaz to Old Frisian an, Gothic ains, Danish een, Dutch een, German eins and Old Norse einn. Compare the Proto-Indo-European root *oi-no- to Greek oinos, Latin unus, Old Persian aivam, Old Church Slavonic -inu and ino-, Lithuanian vienas, Old Irish oin, One, sometimes referred to as unity, is the first non-zero natural number. It is thus the integer before two and after zero, and the first positive odd number, any number multiplied by one is that number, as one is the identity for multiplication. As a result,1 is its own factorial, its own square, its own cube, One is also the result of the empty product, as any number multiplied by one is itself. It is also the natural number that is neither composite nor prime with respect to division. The Gupta wrote it as a line, and the Nagari sometimes added a small circle on the left. The Nepali also rotated it to the right but kept the circle small and this eventually became the top serif in the modern numeral, but the occasional short horizontal line at the bottom probably originates from similarity with the Roman numeral I. Where the 1 is written with an upstroke, the number 7 has a horizontal stroke through the vertical line. While the shape of the 1 character has an ascender in most modern typefaces, in typefaces with text figures, many older typewriters do not have a separate symbol for 1 and use the lowercase letter l instead. It is possible to find cases when the uppercase J is used,1 cannot be used as the base of a positional numeral system, as the only digit that would be permitted in such a system would be 0. Since the base 1 exponential function always equals 1, its inverse does not exist, there are two ways to write the real number 1 as a recurring decimal, as 1.000. and as 0.999. There is only one way to represent the real number 1 as a Dedekind cut, in a multiplicative group or monoid, the identity element is sometimes denoted 1, but e is also traditional. However,1 is especially common for the identity of a ring. When such a ring has characteristic n not equal to 0,1 is the first figurate number of every kind, such as triangular number, pentagonal number and centered hexagonal number, to name just a few