## Archive of posts with tag “long paper”

### The longest all-$1$ substring of a random bit string

Given your probability of breaking the combo at each note, what is the probability distribution of your max combo in the rhythm game chart? I considered the problem seriously!

- Categories: math
- Tags: long paper, rhythm game, algorithm, probability

### Solving linear homogeneous ODE with constant coefficients

By using power series, we can prove that the problem of solving linear homogeneous ODE with constant coefficients can be reduced to the problem of solving a polynomial with those coefficients. This article illustrates this point in detail, but it uses a very awful notation…

- Categories: math
- Tags: calculus, linear algebra, combinatorics, ode, long paper, from zhihu

### View of the world (physically rather than philosophically)

The view of the world… Physically! In this article, I tried to use mathematical language to describe models of the physical world. A view of the world should include: a space (actually spacetime) with some mathematical structure on it (whose points are events in the world), a symmetry principle describing the symmetry of the world, and a motion law to describe the physics and dynamics of the world. This article proposed models for Galilean, Einsteinian, and even Aristotelian worlds. Can you come up with even other worlds?

- Categories: physics
- Tags: imagination, long paper

### The concentration change of gas in reversible reactions

A reversible elementary reaction takes place inside a closed, highly thermally conductive container of constant volume, whose reactants are all gases. Given the reaction equations and the reaction rate constants, a natural question to ask is how the concentration of each gas changes w.r.t. time. In this article, I will answer this question by proposing a general approach to solve it.

- Categories: chemistry
- Tags: calculus, ode, chemical reaction, long paper

### The frequency assignment of musical notes

This article explores the concept which I call the frequency assignment, which is a mapping from $N$ (the set of notes) to $\mathbb R^+$ (the set of frequencies). Concepts such as octaves, intervals, and equal temperaments are introduced.

- Categories: music
- Tags: music theory, number sequence, long paper

### Monkey-patching graciously

Monkey-patching is a powerful tool in programming. In this article, I used techniques of Ruby metaprogramming to define a series of methods

`def_after`

,`def_before`

, etc. to help monkey-patching. They look graciously in that we can use it to shorten the codes for monkey-patching (avoiding aliasing and repeating codes).- Categories: programming
- Tags: ruby, meta programming, long paper

### Hyperellipsoids in barycentric coordinates

In this article, I introduce the barycentric coordinates: it is an elegant way to represent geometric shapes related to a simplex. By using it, given a simplex, we can construct a hyperellipsoid with the properties: its surface passes every vertex of the simplex, and its tangent hyperplane at each vertex is parallel to the hyperplane containing all other vertices.

- Categories: math
- Tags: linear algebra, long paper

### Use complex numbers as canonical variables

In this article, I try exploring an idea: using complex numbers to combine pairs of canonical variables into complex variables: $\mathbf c:=\alpha\mathbf q+\mathrm i\beta\mathbf p$. It turns out that we can write canonical equations $\frac{\mathrm d\mathbf c}{\mathrm dt}=-2\mathrm i\alpha\beta\frac{\partial\mathcal H}{\partial\mathbf c^*}$, Poisson brackets $\left\{f,g\right\}=-2\mathrm i\alpha\beta \left(\frac{\partial f}{\partial\mathbf c}\cdot \frac{\partial g}{\partial\mathbf c^*}- \frac{\partial f}{\partial\mathbf c^*}\cdot \frac{\partial g}{\partial\mathbf c}\right)$, and canonical transformations $\frac{\partial\mathbf c^*}{\partial\mathbf c’^*}= \frac{\partial\mathbf c’}{\partial\mathbf c}, \frac{\partial\mathbf c}{\partial\mathbf c’^*}= -\frac{\partial\mathbf c’}{\partial\mathbf c^*}$ in these complex numbers. Finally, I show two examples of using them in real problems: a free particle, and a harmonic oscillator.

- Categories: physics
- Tags: classical mechanics, canonical transformation, hamiltonian, complex, long paper