212 reputation
1312
bio website
location Seattle, WA
age 70
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen Oct 19 at 5:26

Contact: rudytoody.AT.comcast.DOT.net

I retired in 2006 and bought Mathematica and a stack of math books with the goal to teach myself to become a world-class mathematician. I am on pace to achieve that goal sometime shortly after the next Ice Age.

I consider myself a Mathematical Mutt (no papers) who occasionally ventures off the back porch to play in the yard with the big dogs.

I donate regularly to the The OEIS Foundation.

When I look at the patterns, I can hear the wheels turning. When I look at the math, I find out the hamsters have died.


Sep
4
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
3
comment Why are radio waves in the 1.43 - 2.5 Mhz range invisible?
When I was a little kid, my chemistry set had a small cylindrical device with a lens on one end. I don't remember what it was called. You would sit in a dark closet and stare into the lense and you would see occasional flashes of light. Would this light be within the range discussed on this post? It's atomic in nature.
Aug
16
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
24
awarded  Quorum
Dec
24
awarded  Yearling
Dec
24
comment Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
@WetSavannaAnimalakaRodVance, I agree that the steep shelf scenario is the most likely. One could build a model of Loch Ness, fill it with water, and trigger miniture tsunamis to determine if that kind of behavior can happen.
Dec
24
revised Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
revised question
Dec
24
revised Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
added narrative
Dec
18
revised Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
added link to CGS.SE
Dec
17
comment Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
@WetSavannaAnimalakaRodVance, I googled "rogue wave images" and found that. encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/…
Dec
17
revised Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
added tag
Dec
17
revised Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
cleaned up syntax
Dec
17
revised Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
added image
Dec
16
asked Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
Nov
25
awarded  Fanatic
Sep
16
awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
20
awarded  Critic
Aug
19
awarded  Commentator
Aug
19
comment Why do Calabi-Yau manifolds crop up in string theory, and what their most useful and suggestive form?
+1 for recommending Yau's book. It's very good.
Aug
18
accepted Which twin produces more widgets?