Matt's Wandering in Theoryverse

Thoughts about random subjects and solutions to interesting problems from a Computer Science student.

Number of Petals in Rose Curves

When you draw a sinusoid in polar coordinates, the results can be beautiful. Depending on the parameters of the sinusoid, we can obtain many different curves. The ones I want to focus on in this post are the rose curves which, as you could've guessed it, resemble a…

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Calculating the Distance of Point from Line

I find it enlightening to figure out by myself the proofs of formulas taught in school. It's not only a nice review of the material learned in school but also an oppurtunity for a more rigourous approach I learned at University, filling holes in knowledge and…

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7 Prisoners and Colors Puzzle

You find yourself in a closed room with 6 strangers. A guard comes in and says that some time later you are all going to be moved into separate cells and you won't be able to communicate with one another. Then each of you will be assigned…

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Are Horror Games the Hardest to Pull Off?

Having beaten SOMA recently, I was curiously delving into the story, admiring the gorgeous, thoughtful, detailed, realistic environments created by Frictional Games, when I realized how much work and love must be put into the process of game developing. It took them nearly five years…

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