Friday’s Math Puzzle

“Nature is written in mathematical language.”  – Galileo Galilei

“One of the endlessly alluring aspects of mathematics is that its thorniest paradoxes have a way of blooming into beautiful theories.”   – Philip J. Davis

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Pure mathematics is the world’s best game.  It is more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than Monopoly.  It’s free.  It can be played anywhere – Archimedes did it in a bathtub.  – Richard J. Trudeau (Dots and Line)

Happy Friday, wherever you are! 

 

Thursday’s Math Puzzle

“Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.”  – Dean Schlicter

“Mathematics is the only good metaphysics.”  – William Thomson Baron Kelvin of Largs

 

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“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”  – Eric Hoffer (Reflections On The Human Condition)

Happy Thursday, wherever you are! 

Wednesday’s Math Puzzle

 “Mathematics is a great motivator for all humans.. Because its career starts with “ZERO” but it never end(INFINITY)…”   – Vignesh R 

“If there is a God, he’s a great mathematician.” – Paul Dirac

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 Small minds discuss persons. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Really great minds discuss mathematics.

“Haiku Poems” – Ashi Akira

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Written so elegantly, with powerful imaginary, the poems of Ashi Akira make you feel in love  with the Beauty of  Nature from the first reading. On his Haiku Poems , Ashi  brings to the readers the nature spectacle seen by a very sensitive eye and mind. And all of this work compressed in a five-seven-five syllables which create such amazing visualization of the words.

The book collection of 496 Haiku Poems is a great gift made by Ashi Akira to the world.  Beauty, grace, love, purity, peace, all are so amazing painted by Ashi’s pen in  a personalized and sensitive nature’s grand sight.

Thank you, AshiAkira for sharing with us your thousands of  art works  poetry.  From your words we magically can step into a beautiful imaginary garden.

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Threes fragrant in rain

Stroll through the narrow park path.

Wish I could stretch time. 

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Mathematically Singing

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” –  Albert Einstein

“Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.” –  Stendhal

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“Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.” – Richard Courant

“The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.” –  Georg Cantor

“Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.” – Stefan Banach

 

Mirare mi-e… și seară… 

 

 

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M-au colindat prin gânduri ținându-se de braț
Frumosul și Urâtul, prin mintea mea, desigur.
Cu-o liniște ștergându-mi din tonusu-mi timbrat
Prea plinul de mirare, lăsându-mi-l nesigur.
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M-au abordat prin gânduri dansând doar valsul șchiop
Firescul și Ciudatul, împleticindu-și pașii
Pe întrebări de viață ce-alunecă-n hârtop,
Născând Normal de pânză pe lutul cu expresii.
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M-au întrebat prin gânduri trecute vremuri și
Prezentele amprente ce-mi zămislesc un vis,
Cum șerpuiește calea nevrând a irosii
Magia frumuseții-ntr-un ochi de nor închis.
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Șsșșt… rostesc prin gânduri cătând idei de prins
Pe fila uluită a unei seri de vară
În care nici copiii nu par a fi deprins
Firescul inocenței. Mirare mi-e… și seară…

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Monday’s Math Puzzle

Mathematics is one of the essential emanations of the human spirit — a think to be valued in and for itself like art or poetry.

Happy Monday, wherever you are!

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“Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.” –Tobias Dantzig

Palace of the Parliament

 

The Palace of the Parliament (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) is the seat of the Parliament of Romania. Located on Dealul Arsenalului in central Bucharest (Sector 5), it is the largest administrative building in the world  with a height of 84 m, an area of 365,000 m2 and a volume of 2,550,000 m3. In terms of weight, the Palace of the Parliament is the heaviest building in the world, weighing in at around 4,098,500,000 kg.

A colossal parliament building known for its ornate interior composed of 23 sections, it houses the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, three museums and an international conference center. The museums hosted inside the Palace are the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Communist Totalitarianism (established in 2015) and the Museum of the Palace. Though named the House of the Republic (Romanian: Casa Republicii), after the Romanian Revolution in 1989 it became widely known as the People’s House (Romanian: Casa Poporului). Due to its impressive endowments, events organized by state institutions and international bodies such as conferences, symposia, and others take place there, but even so about 70% of the building remains empty.

In 1990, Australian business magnate Rupert Murdoch wanted to buy the building for US $1 billion, but his bid was rejected.  As of 2008, the Palace of the Parliament is valued at €3 billion ($3.4 billion), making it the most expensive administrative building in the world.  The cost of heating and electric lighting alone exceeds $6 million per year, as much as the cost for a medium-sized city.

After the earthquake of March 4th 1977, Nicolae Ceaușescu started a reconstruction plan of Bucharest. The People’s House was the center of this project. Named Project Bucharest, it was an ambitious project of Ceaușescu’s begun in 1978 as an intended replica of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. A systematization project existed since the 1930s (during the time of Carol II) for the Unirii–Dealul Arsenalului area. Its construction was organized as a contest and won by Anca Petrescu, who was appointed chief architect of the project when she was just 28. In total, the team that coordinated the work was made up of 10 architects, which supervised a further 700.  Construction of the Palace began on June 25th 1984, and the inauguration of the work was attended by Ceaușescu.

The building was erected on the site of some monasteries that were demolished and on the site of Uranus Hill that was leveled. In this area were located the National Archives, Văcărești Monastery, Brâncovenesc Hospital, as well as about 37 old factories and workshops.  Demolition in Uranus area began in 1982. 7 km2 of the old city center was demolished, and 40,000 people were relocated from this area. The works were carried out with forced labor of soldiers and so the cost was minimized.

Between 20,000 and 100,000 people worked on the site, sometimes operating in three shifts. Thousands of people died at the People’s House, some mention a figure of 3,000 people.

In 1989 building costs were estimated at $1.75 billion, and in 2006 at €3 billion.

Since 1994 the building hosts the Chamber of Deputies, after the initial headquarters of the institution, the Palace of the Chamber of Deputies (now the Palace of the Patriarchate), was donated by state to the Romanian Orthodox Church. Since 2004 the Romanian Senate is headquartered in the building, originally housed in the former building of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party.

Between 2003 and 2004 a glass annex was built alongside external elevators.  This was done to facilitate access to the National Museum of Contemporary Art opened in 2004 inside the west wing of the Palace. In the same period, a project aiming to hoist a huge flag was canceled following protests from the public. A flag was already hoisted on the building, but was removed together with the support.

The restaurant, accessible only to politicians, was refurbished. Since 1998 the building houses a Regional SECI Center for Fighting Transborder Crime.

In 2008, the Palace hosted the 20th NATO summit. In 2010, politician Silviu Prigoană proposed re-purposing the building into a shopping centre and an entertainment complex. Citing costs, Prigoană said that Parliament should move to a new building, as they occupied only 30% of the massive palace. While the proposal has sparked a debate in Romania, politician Miron Mitrea dismissed the idea as a “joke”.

The construction of the Palace began in 1984 and initially should have been completed in only two years. The term was then extended until 1990, but even now it is not finalized. Only 400 rooms and two meeting rooms are finished and used, out of 1,100 rooms.

The building has eight underground levels, the last one being an antiatomic bunker, linked to the main state institutions by 20 km of catacombs. Nicolae Ceaușescu feared nuclear war. The bunker is a room with 1.5 m thick concrete walls and can not be penetrated by radiation. The shelter is composed of the main hall – headquarters that would have had telephone connections with all military units in Romania – and several residential apartments for state leadership, in the event of war.

The building has a developed area of 365,000 m2, making it the world’s second-largest administrative building, after The Pentagon, and in terms of volume, with its 2.55 million m3, it is the third most massive, after the Vehicle Assembly Building of the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan, Mexico. For comparison, it can be mentioned that the building exceeds by 2% the volume of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and therefore some sources label it as a “pharaonic” construction.

The building of the Palace of the Parliament sinks by 6 mm each year.  Romanian specialists who analyzed the data argue that massive weight and structure of the Palace lead to the settlement of layers below the construction.

The building was constructed almost entirely of materials of Romanian origin. The only exceptions are the doors of Nicolae Bălcescu Hall. These were received by Ceaușescu as a gift from his friend Mobutu Sese Seko, the President of Zaire.

Among them: 3,500 tonnes of crystal – 480 chandeliers, 1,409 ceiling lights and mirrors were manufactured; 700,000 tonnes of steel and bronze for monumental doors and windows, chandeliers and capitals; 900,000 m3 of wood  (over 95% domestic) for parquet and wainscotting, including walnut, oak, sweet cherry, elm, sycamore maple; 200,000 m2 of woolen carpets of various dimensions (machines had to be moved inside the building to weave some of the larger carpets); velvetand brocade curtains adorned with embroideries and passementeries in silver and gold.  (References: Wikipedia)

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Atingerea Paradisului

Ne jucăm cu cifrele… Numărăm stelele în toată splendoarea lor, așa cum stau ele suspendate pe ochiul universului. Numărăm visele și le lipim tainic de inimă… Un gând cu zâmbete înflorite la colțul sufletului și două perechi de ochi ce tânjesc imaginea unui mâine. Imaginea unui  anotimp al merelor coapte în care curcubeul dansează cu soarele… Este încă ploaie… Plouă încet, mocănesc peste cale. Zilele se adâncesc în neguri sălbatice în care durerea își infinge colții obraznici. Plouă încet și macină credința unui a fi într-o speranță. Lacrimi se aliniază neputincioase  pe notele cadențate ale ploii, ca într-un dans înfrigurat cu noaptea…

La început a fost examinarea… Ne-au rânjit din imagini furtuni descălecate pe tîmplele timpului. Ochii Petrei mă priveau calzi, chemând parcă din lumi nevăzute bucuria unui vis dorit a împleti universul în lumini și bucurii statornice, agățate oriunde pe bolta  de speranțe ale copilăriei.  Ce luptă crâncenă începuse a mușca din inocența unui vlăstar, în timp ce neputința mea de a scoate un cuvânt se accentua. Mi-au rămas doar lacrimile pe care încercam să le ascund după colțurile gândurilor. Mi-am forțat zâmbetul să își întindă aripile și să ne învăluie  intr-un mantou al speranței…  Speranta care păstrează puterea voinței. Voința de a continua drumul către destinație. Voința de a fi, de a cunoaște, de a trăi.

Petra închide ochii… A obosit între alergările de gânduri ce o frământau. Peste cei doar 7 ani, viața mâzgălea linii neprecise între puncte de durere. Metastaze rânjeau pline de ură și surpau teritorii. Somnul se împletea cadențat cu vise vorbite în care zâmbetul reușea uneori să învingă geana ploii. Plouă cadențat peste zi, iar noi ne afundăm tot mai mult în  negura unui necunoscut.

În timp ce numărăm iar visele și le agățăm de suflet, seara ne aduce o liniște grea peste gânduri.   Ochii Petrei strălucesc ca într-un joc ciudat cu focul stelar. Îmi spune printre picături de somn, că este bucuroasă.  Cerul și-a deschis poarta, călătoria începe curând. Are deja emoții. Pe o geană de cuvânt stau îngerii purtând coronițe ca de curcubeu. Este așa de minunat!  Si în timp ce șiroaie năvalnice de lacrimi mă cotropesc involuntar, Petra îmi zâmbește într-un clișeu închistat  pentru eternitate iar somnul îi aduce marea descătușare. Drum lin, copil blând, către destinația finală. Nu mai înțeleg cum se oglindește karma și toată credința.  Nu mai prind firul adevărului absolut. Mă pierd în întrebări absurde, dar sper într-un mâine luminos acolo printre îngeri pentru copilul care a fost dorit de curcubeul infinitului.

Viața continuă să își petreacă nuntașii către marea cununie universală, în timp ce moartea își întinde ghearele necruțătoare ca un uliu pornit în vânarea fericirii.  Tacerea stă de veghe pe cale, în timp ce destinația poate fi într-un oriunde.  Atingerea  Paradisului se joacă pe zâmbete și lacrimi în înțelesurile noastre.

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Mai multe curcubee gasiti in tabelul lui Eddie 

 

 

 

Thursday’s Math Puzzle

“People tend to think that mathematicians always work in sterile conditions, sitting around and staring at the screen of a computer, or at a ceiling, in a pristine office. But in fact, some of the best ideas come when you least expect them, possibly through annoying industrial noise.” 
― Edward Frenkel, Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

 

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“God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.” –  Paul Dirac 
Happy Thursday, wherever you are! 

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