I am a mathematician and computer programmer from
Chicago. I have a BA in Mathematics from
Northeastern Illinois University, and I am also Sun
Certified. Since 2000, I've been working on the
Towers of Chicago; I programmed the multipeg version in
Java. The multipeg version involves 4 or
more pegs, as opposed to the usual 3. These pegs are
enumerated as follows: the initial peg,
the final peg, and 2 or more auxiliary pegs. This applet
can display up to 50 discs by 10 pegs,
with the default window size.
My algorithm for solving this puzzle is recursive and dynamic.
This algorithm is an example of
Automated Reasoning, especially since it has a reverse
feature. The puzzle software can be
found at the following link: Towers of
Chicago. The software was programmed using
Here are some
screenshots, and here is an applet
that calculates the number of moves in the
multipeg problem. Here is another applet
that calculates the number of top-level partition
numbers in the multipeg problem.
Also, I wrote software that solves problems in Boolean
Logic: Meta Theorem.
It turns out that any statement in mathematics can be reduced to
of Boolean Logic. My treatment of Boolean Logic includes
truth constants, 6 operations, and perfect syntax checking.
Meta Theorem was used to crack some important hypotheses in
Twin Primes Conjecture
Odd Perfect Numbers
My math applets are generating 500 Gigawatts of D-D-T Fusion
D + D
→ T + H + 4.03 MeV
D + T → He4 + n + 17.6 MeV
The United States has an inexhaustible power source (D-D-T
Fusion) which can be
used to run high
speed trains. Here is a map of the proposed high
speed rail network.
These trains will run at 200mph and will cover all regions of
The locomotives will get power from AC catenary, as the Acela
Express currently does.
The first routes to be electrified include:
1) Lincoln Service --- Chicago to St. Louis
2) Hiawatha Extended --- Chicago - Milwaukee - St. Paul
3) Lake Shore Express --- Chicago to New York