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Forum: jvang 2019-04-05, 08:21
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Posted By Nick
Good observation! Here's a picture to see...

Good observation!

Here's a picture to see what's going on:

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If we add this to the observation you made earlier we have 2 sequences:
\[
\begin{eqnarray*}
1+2+3+\ldots +n & = &...
Forum: jvang 2018-12-21, 16:28
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
Happy Birthday! :smile:

Happy Birthday! :smile:
Forum: jvang 2018-07-15, 08:32
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
Cool! Next time you come to Europe, you could...

Cool! Next time you come to Europe, you could try the island of Murano where all the glass blowers of Venice work
(historically they weren't allowed to build their furnaces in Venice itself...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-27, 10:24
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
Wow - that's a great photo! That's a big...

Wow - that's a great photo!


That's a big question! Fortunately, Professor Tom Körner of Cambridge University (in the UK) has written a good book on it specially for people of your age:...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-26, 07:36
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
I've heard you can see several states at once...

I've heard you can see several states at once from the observation tower there.
It sounds cool!

We have a similar tower at the "Drielandenpunt", which is the point where the borders of the...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-21, 07:58
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
Your pictures of the Duomo clearly show that...

Your pictures of the Duomo clearly show that Italian architects like to put triangles over windows and doors.
Even if they are designing a church organ, they immediately put a triangle above the...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-19, 08:28
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
Cool photos! On the left in your first picture,...

Cool photos!
On the left in your first picture, the land curves away towards Baiae (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiae) which was a Roman seaside resort.
As volcanic activity has altered the...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-18, 08:11
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
I guess the nearest sea to where you live is the...

I guess the nearest sea to where you live is the Gulf of Mexico, and the land there is so low that there probably aren't any cliffs. It's the same here in the Netherlands.
Next time you come to...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-17, 08:45
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
So what did you enjoy most on your trip - apart...

So what did you enjoy most on your trip - apart from the food?
Forum: jvang 2018-06-16, 07:27
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
I think many students experience this shock...

I think many students experience this shock during their first year at college, so it will be an advantage for you to have dealt with it now!
Forum: jvang 2018-06-15, 08:23
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
As a potential architecture student, did you...

As a potential architecture student, did you notice anything strange about the top floor of the building that goes across the bridge?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasari_Corridor
Forum: jvang 2018-06-13, 08:10
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
I like the way that you included the dark clouds...

I like the way that you included the dark clouds hanging over St. Peter's Square in the last photo!
Forum: jvang 2018-06-10, 09:33
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
I think Joey's right, actually: on my map of...

I think Joey's right, actually: on my map of Rome, it is referred to as the Arco di Costantino, and Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch_of_Constantine) calls it the Arch of Constantine,...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-09, 07:46
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
I didn't realize that was what had happened. I...

I didn't realize that was what had happened. I sometimes wonder whether anything we build now will still be standing 2000 years later. I think the current US president would like to have a...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-08, 20:41
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
The lambda calculus is the abstract theory behind...

The lambda calculus is the abstract theory behind functional programming languages such as Haskell. If you enjoy learning about it, then that's great, but you don't have to master it to be able to...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-07, 11:24
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
The church on the right in your first picture is...

The church on the right in your first picture is Santa Croce, which contains the tombs of both Galileo (a key figure in the history of science, of course) and Michelangelo (equally key in the history...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-06, 07:10
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
Good picture! Receiving your report card...

Good picture!

Receiving your report card must have been a bit of a shock.
Is there someone at ASMSA that you can contact to discuss your situation?
I'm guessing that you'll enjoy the summer more...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-04, 08:25
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
Cool photos! Maybe the quality is a bit less if...

Cool photos! Maybe the quality is a bit less if you are taking them through windows at 50mph, but they still look fine.

What struck me at Pompeii was that they had lots of things well arranged -...
Forum: jvang 2018-06-02, 06:55
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
It's good to hear that you enjoyed your trip! We...

It's good to hear that you enjoyed your trip! We had a similar experience cycling on the Greek island of Corfu. Our guide took us up into the hills and we stopped at a local bar where they gave us...
Forum: jvang 2018-03-17, 10:00
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
Most people visiting Florence focus on the art...

Most people visiting Florence focus on the art (Michelangelo and all that), but it was very important for science as well.
If you get a chance to visit the Museo Galileo...
Forum: jvang 2018-03-14, 10:58
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
It sounds like you have a good system there, with...

It sounds like you have a good system there, with different people managing the residential side and the high school side.
Having the same people in authority over you 24 hours a day would be...
Forum: jvang 2018-03-13, 09:50
Replies: 107
Views: 33,439
Posted By Nick
Welcome back! We haven't seen you here since...

Welcome back! We haven't seen you here since 2016 and back then you were still a kid!

ASMSA looks impressive from their website - serious courses like Number Theory, Artificial Intellingence and...
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