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Tag Archives: Cool Graphs
A Cool Math Blog
Matt Henderson of Cambridge (UK) has a terrific math blog that is full of very cool animations. Here is an example, showing that the infinite geometric series 1/4 + 1/16 + 1/64 + … adds to 1/3: His latest post … Continue reading
Posted in Fun, Graphic Presentation, Math
Tagged Chaos, Cool Graphs, Geometric Series, Matt Henderson
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Derivative of the Quotient: Lost in Translation?
I posted a while ago about an alternate way to calculate the derivative of a quotient. Suppose G and H are functions of one or more variables. For F = G/H, the standard form of the first derivative is: F’ … Continue reading
Posted in Math
Tagged Calculus, Cool Graphs, Critical Points, Derivative, Mathematica, Pure Math, Russian Translation
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Puzzle #3: A Better Answer
Puzzle #3 asked for the weighted average life (“WAL”) of the principal payments for a 30year mortgage that is cut short by a balloon payment at 15 years. The following information was provided: $100,000 Principal; 5% Interest Rate; $536.82 Level … Continue reading
Posted in Fun, Math, Puzzles
Tagged Average Life Formula, Cool Graphs, Finance Math Puzzle, Financial Math, Math, Puzzle, Puzzle #3, Weighted Average Life
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Advances in the Developing World, and in Graphics
In a talk by Marc Faber that I attended recently, he showed how quickly the developing world has advanced economically, and he argued that it should not be ignored by investors. In this entertaining talk Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor … Continue reading
Puzzle #2: Answers to Followup Questions
Puzzle #2 asked how a $6 million mortgage pool with a weighted average LTV of 80% could have a total property value of $9 million when the average LTV implies a value of $7.5 million. Chun Lee NG gave a good general … Continue reading
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Tagged Cool Graphs, Finance Math Puzzle, Financial Math, Puzzle, Puzzle #2, Weighted Average LTV
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