## Archive of posts with tag “number sequence”

• ### A polynomial whose sum of coefficients is a factorial The function $\left(1-z\right)^{n+1}\sum_{k=1}^\infty k^nz^k$ is a polynomial of degree $n$ w.r.t. $z$, and the sum of its coefficients is $n!$. This turns out to be properties of Eulerian numbers.

• ### Thoughts on a middle school thermal physics problem To heat an object with hot water, if we divide the water into more parts and use each part to heat the object one after another, the final temperature will be higher. If the number of parts tends to infinity, then the final temperature will tend to the limit $T+\mathrm e^{-\frac C{C_0}}\left(T_0-T\right)$, where $T$ is the initial temperature of the object, $T_0$ is the temperature of the hot water, $C$ is the heat capacity of the object, and $C_0$ is the heat capacity of the hot water.

• ### 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.