## My Math Blog

Welcome to my blog. My plan is to write about math topics that interest me and, hopefully, interest you as well.

It will probably take a few weeks to develop each topic. The process is a bit like creating an app. Every few days you add a new feature but most days you just polish the existing features. So make sure you come back often to see what's new.

If you would like to leave a comment, ask a question, or suggest a new topic, please send me an email.

Here is the topic I'm working on right now:

Simulated Annealing and the TSP
How to solve the travelling salesman problem using simulated annealing.
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... and here are all the topics so far:

The Pinball Machine and Pascal's Triangle
How many paths take the pinball to the second cup?

The Travelling Salesman Problem
In what order should you visit 20 cities to minimize the distance travelled?

New!

Finding Areas Using the Monte Carlo Method
How do you find the area of an odd shape?

The Inside or Outside Problem
How can you program a computer to tell if a point is inside an object or not?

Updated!

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Excel Spreadsheets
The basics of Excel spreadsheets.

The Roller Coaster and the Brachistochrone Problem
How should you design a roller coaster to give the quickest ride?

Scalar and Vector Fields
Scalar and vector fields, including models to explain the meaning of Green's, Gauss', and Stokes' Theorems.