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Professor of Computer Science; Professor of Mathematics; Dean.
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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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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. 
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Which universities teach true infinitesimal calculus?
A version of this question was posted at MESE on Dec 8th: link. Comments but no answers. 
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Unbalanced equipartitions
Answer Aaron's deleted question asking for context. 
Dec 17 
asked  Unbalanced equipartitions 
Dec 17 
awarded  Necromancer 
Dec 15 
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Number of the Reidemeister moves needed to transform one diagram into another one
@Arnaud: Thanks for finding that clear claim! 
Dec 15 
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Planar curves identical to their inverses
Succinct & clear! 
Dec 14 
accepted  Planar curves identical to their inverses 
Dec 14 
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Planar curves identical to their inverses
You are right re circle vs. point, and I corrected the text. Thanks! 
Dec 14 
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Planar curves identical to their inverses
added 13 characters in body 
Dec 14 
asked  Planar curves identical to their inverses 
Dec 14 
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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 
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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 
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Interpolating (tangent)vectors on a sphere
Please provide the link to the other posting, and I can suggest an approach there. 
Dec 13 
accepted  Nonclosed geodesics on a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$ 
Dec 13 
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Nonclosed geodesics on a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$
Nice example, convincing explanationThanks! 
Dec 13 
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Nonclosed geodesics on a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$
@VaughnClimenhaga: Very useful key phrases, Veech surface & V. dichotomy. Thanks! 
Dec 13 
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Nonclosed geodesics on a convex polyhedron in $\mathbb{R}^3$
Added "convex" to the title. 
Dec 13 
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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. 