[buug] Ian' circle packing interview question
khogoboom at gmail.com
Sun May 29 08:15:28 PDT 2011
Thanks. I was at the meeting where this puzzle was brought up, so I decided
to chime in.
I attended the group because I wanted to talk about computing, but instead
it seems to be a group about mathematical and physics puzzles.
I assert that I can be a technical woman who is very good at programming
without having to prove that I have superior mathematics skills to someone
who was schooled the European way.
On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 9:42 PM, Tony Godshall <togo at of.net> wrote:
> If you are not interested in mathematical puzzles, you
> can just ignore it. It wasn't directed at you.
> On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Karen Hogoboom <khogoboom at gmail.com>
> > I don't know mathematics. I was female and from a poor family. I got a
> > very bad mathematics education. All I know is a few computer languages
> > logic. What is the practical application of using my time to try to
> > out the answer to this question?
> >> the objective that, as you and your opponent alternate in putting
> >> coins down, you will place the *last* coin and your opponent
> >> will not be able to place a coin anywhere else.
> >> Here's a link to a related page that someone in my lab just
> >> sent out, with the instructions: "If you think you're having a
> >> bad day, just google 'circles in circles', and you'll feel a lot
> >> better about yourself."
> >> http://www2.stetson.edu/~efriedma/cirincir/
> >> http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CirclePacking.html
> >> enjoy,
> >> --
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Karen Lee Hogoboom
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