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Weierstrass functions Weierstrass functions are famous for being continuous everywhere, but differentiable "nowhere". Here is an example of one: It is not hard to show that this series converges for all x. In fact, it is absolutely convergent. It is also an example of a fourier series, a very important and fun type of series. It can be shown that the function is continuous everywhere, yet is differentiable at no values of x. Here's a graph of the function. You can see it's pretty bumpy. Below is an animation, zooming into the graph at x=1. Wikipedia and MathWorld both have informative entries on Weierstrass functions. back to Dr.

10 Tips for Spiritual Growth Spiritual growth is the process of inner awakening, and becoming conscious of our inner being. It means the rising of the consciousness beyond the ordinary existence, and awakening to some Universal truths. It means going beyond the mind and the ego and realizing who you really are. Spiritual growth is a process of shedding our wrong and unreal conceptions, thoughts, beliefs and ideas, and becoming more conscious and aware of our inner being. By discovering who we really are we take a different approach to life. You can walk on the path of spiritual growth, and at the same time live the same kind of life as everyone else. A balanced life requires that we take care not only of the necessities of the body, feelings and mind, but also of the spirit, and this is the role of spiritual growth. 10 tips for spiritual growth: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Scientists produce Star Trek-like deflector device for cancer-free interplanetary travel Scientists at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK are working on a Star Trek-like deflector shield to enable the transport of humans between planets and stars without subjecting them to lethal doses of cosmic radiation. This research comes at a vital time, as numerous groups, including NASA, look to send humans to Mars — but without adequate shielding from the Sun’s harsh cosmic rays, it could be a one-way trip full of vomiting, diarrhea, and more serious symptoms of radiation poisoning, such as death. Other than time and money, one of the biggest barriers to sending humans to other planets is Solar radiation (from flares and coronal ejections) and galactic cosmic rays. Fortunately, here on Earth you’re protected from Solar radiation and GCRs by a number of awesome effects. XKCD’s radiation dose chart. As we know from XKCD’s amazing Radiation Dose Chart (pictured above), we know that a dosage of around 100 mSv in a single year increases your chance of developing cancer.

6174 (number) 6174 is known as Kaprekar's constant[1][2][3] after the Indian mathematician D. R. Kaprekar. This number is notable for the following property: Take any four-digit number, using at least two different digits. 9990 – 0999 = 8991 (rather than 999 – 999 = 0) 9831 reaches 6174 after 7 iterations: 8820 – 0288 = 8532 (rather than 882 – 288 = 594) 8774, 8477, 8747, 7748, 7487, 7847, 7784, 4877, 4787, and 4778 reach 6174 after 4 iterations: Note that in each iteration of Kaprekar's routine, the two numbers being subtracted one from the other have the same digit sum and hence the same remainder modulo 9. Sequence of Kaprekar transformations ending in 6174 Sequence of three digit Kaprekar transformations ending in 495 Kaprekar number Bowley, Rover. "6174 is Kaprekar's Constant".

Top Ten Powerful Law of Attraction Tips: Simple Secrets to Attract What You Want I have gathered some of the most potent tips to create your reality that I know of. The Secret and the Law of Attraction teach us to visualize and feel our goals. This is a start, but if we really want to manifest more of our desires, more wealth, better and more conscious relationships, and all the goals in our heart that make us want to celebrate life, we need to relinquish EVERYTHING which does not serve us and step into a realm of true magic where our attraction power is natural and effortless. I’ve gathered ten of the best tips I know to support this inner power. Let’s explore them now: 1. Change comes with flow and contentment. Your only job is to be in the Flow of Life by consciously experiencing your joy and your clarity about your deepest mission and Higher Vision. This will activate the Law of Attraction and Universal Flow, and it will improve the circumstances of your life immensely. 2. Try this: Make an intention right now to do something very simple and easy. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Catholic Church Argues It Doesn’t Have to Show Up in Court Because Religious Freedom Evandro Inetti/ZUMA By Molly Redden When Emily Herx first took time off work for in vitro fertilization treatment, her boss offered what sounded like words of support: “You are in my prayers.” Herx filed a discrimination lawsuit in 2012. “I’ve never seen this before, and I couldn’t find any other cases like it,” says Brian Hauss, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Center for Liberty. The key legal question in Herx’s case is whether she was fired for religious reasons or her firing was an illegal act of sex discriminations. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bans employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Read the full article by clicking the name of the source located below.

Collatz conjecture The Collatz conjecture is a conjecture in mathematics named after Lothar Collatz, who first proposed it in 1937. The conjecture is also known as the 3n + 1 conjecture, the Ulam conjecture (after Stanisław Ulam), Kakutani's problem (after Shizuo Kakutani), the Thwaites conjecture (after Sir Bryan Thwaites), Hasse's algorithm (after Helmut Hasse), or the Syracuse problem;[1][2] the sequence of numbers involved is referred to as the hailstone sequence or hailstone numbers (because the values are usually subject to multiple descents and ascents like hailstones in a cloud),[3][4] or as wondrous numbers.[5] Take any natural number n. If n is even, divide it by 2 to get n / 2. If n is odd, multiply it by 3 and add 1 to obtain 3n + 1. Repeat the process (which has been called "Half Or Triple Plus One", or HOTPO[6]) indefinitely. Paul Erdős said about the Collatz conjecture: "Mathematics may not be ready for such problems In 1972, J. Statement of the problem[edit] In notation: (that is: applied to

How the 99% Became the Great Duck Dinner of the 1% Although there are many excellent books worth reading, one of my favorites is The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin because it documents and explains how the bankster/political elites took over the world for the express purpose of concentrating all wealth and power by reducing the masses to plantation styled dependency and serfdom. Chapter 23 of The Creature From Jekyll Island (The Creature) is titled The Great Duck Dinner. If Americans want to understand what has gone wrong in America, look no further than Griffin's incredible parable about the Great Duck Dinner. Are human indistinguishable from ducks? Excerpted from The Creature The story is told of a New England farmer with a small pond in his pasture. Fall came, and the ducks stayed.

10 Space Movies to Watch in 2015 From movies based on best-selling books, to the newest "Star Wars" installment, 2015 should be a big year for films geared toward space fans. Here are's top picks for space movies to keep an eye out for in 2015: "The Martian" The new movie directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon chronicles the harrowing adventures of a NASA astronaut stranded on Mars after his fellow crewmembers abandon the Red Planet during a storm. "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens" Director J.J. "The Visit" How would the world react to aliens coming to Earth? "Jupiter Ascending" "Jupiter Ascending" follows the life of a young woman on Earth destined for greatness, as predicted by a group of aliens. "Tomorrowland" While "Tomorrowland" might not seem like a space movie on its surface, it has major ties to NASA. "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" "Ratchet & Clank" The animated movie "Ratchet & Clank" is based on the popular video game of the same name. "Day of the Triffids" "Home"

How Quantum Suicide Works" ­­A man sits down before a gun, which is pointed at his head. This is no ordinary gun; i­t's rigged to a machine that measures the spin of a quantum particle. Each time the trigger is pulled, the spin of the quantum particle -- or quark -- is measured. Depending on the measurement, the gun will either fire, or it won't. Nervously, the man takes a breath and pulls the trigger. Go back in time to the beginning of the experiment. But, wait. This thought experiment is called quantum suicide.

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