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Professor of Computer Science; Professor of Mathematics; Dean.


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comment Unbalanced equipartitions
@fedja: I find your idea insightful and almost certainly correct. I love your "finite time" remark :-), but so far I have not found more than $\epsilon$ of time to pursue it...
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comment Which universities teach true infinitesimal calculus?
@katz: Yes, I understand. I was just notifying those who suggested it post on MESE that it already was posted there.
2d
comment Which universities teach true infinitesimal calculus?
A version of this question was posted at MESE on Dec 8th: link. Comments but no answers.
2d
revised Unbalanced equipartitions
Answer Aaron's deleted question asking for context.
Dec
17
asked Unbalanced equipartitions
Dec
17
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
15
comment Number of the Reidemeister moves needed to transform one diagram into another one
@Arnaud: Thanks for finding that clear claim!
Dec
15
comment Planar curves identical to their inverses
Succinct & clear!
Dec
14
accepted Planar curves identical to their inverses
Dec
14
comment Planar curves identical to their inverses
You are right re circle vs. point, and I corrected the text. Thanks!
Dec
14
revised Planar curves identical to their inverses
added 13 characters in body
Dec
14
asked Planar curves identical to their inverses
Dec
14
comment Partitioning a polygon into convex parts
This is called convex hull onion peeling. Too bad I cannot include an image in a comment, but: image.
Dec
14
comment Measuring the Randomness and Statistics of Convex Polygons
Perhaps you need to define what constitutes a "random convex polygon"? If: the convex hull of uniformly distributed points in a disk, then much is known. But one can imagine other definitions.
Dec
14
comment Interpolating (tangent)vectors on a sphere
Please provide the link to the other posting, and I can suggest an approach there.
Dec
13
accepted Non-closed geodesics on a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$
Dec
13
comment Non-closed geodesics on a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$
Nice example, convincing explanation---Thanks!
Dec
13
comment Non-closed geodesics on a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$
@VaughnClimenhaga: Very useful key phrases, Veech surface & V. dichotomy. Thanks!
Dec
13
revised Non-closed geodesics on a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$
Added "convex" to the title.
Dec
13
comment Number of the Reidemeister moves needed to transform one diagram into another one
@TheMaskedAvenger: My 1st thought also. But if neither knot is the unknot, I don't really know. Need to spend quality time inside that long paper.