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 (1250 x 750).
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
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 150mph or greater, and will cover all
regions of the country.
Electric high speed trains, also known as TGVs, get power from
25000 volt AC catenary.
The Midwest region of the U.S. is the next logical area of the
country to get this rail service,
after the Northeast. This includes routes such as the
1) Lincoln Service --- Chicago to St. Louis
2) Great Northern --- Milwaukee to Minneapolis
3) Lake Shore Express --- Chicago to Cleveland
In addition, certain routes, such as the Hiawatha (Chicago to
Milwaukee), will be maglevs.