I am a mathematician and computer programmer from
Chicago. I have a BA in Mathematics from
Northeastern Illinois University, and I'm also Sun
Certified. Since 2000, I've been working on the
Towers of Chicago puzzle; 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 (1300 x 900).
The Towers
of Chicago uses a dynamic
algorithm to compute the optimal partition numbers, and then
a recursive algorithm to
compute the moves. This program
is an example of Automated Reasoning,
especially since it has sequence variation.
The
puzzle software can be found at the following link:
Towers
of Chicago The
software was
programmed using Java 20; from here, the JDK installer
(Windows 10 version) can be downloaded.
Run this batch file after
installing Java. Also, adjust the High DPI setting
for the Javaw executable
located in the system folder. Here is the JDK
documentation. The original version of my
Towers of Chicago software won 5^{th} prize in
the Quest for
Java Contest.
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. Furthermore, here is a scholarly
paper about
the mathematics behind Multipeg Towers of Chicago.
Also, I
wrote software that solves problems in Boolean Logic:
Meta
Theorem
Curiously enough, any statement
in mathematics can be reduced to a statement
of Boolean Logic. My treatment of Boolean Logic includes
64 variables,
truth constants, 6 operations, and perfect syntax
checking. Here is a list of logical
sentences that can be used to test Meta Theorem.
Meta Theorem was developed at Argonne National Laboratory
under the
Automated Reasoning research project. It was used to
resolve some
important hypotheses
in mathematics:
Continuum Hypothesis
Twin Primes Conjecture
Rationality of
Pi to the Pi
My math applets are generating 500 Gigawatts of D-D-T Fusion
Power:
D
+ D → T + H + 4.03 MeV
D + T
→
He^{4} + n + 17.6 MeV
North America has an inexhaustible power source that can be
used to run high speed trains.
Here is a map of the proposed High Speed Rail System; this
system shall be powered by nuclear fusion.
These trains, TGV or Maglev,
will run at 150 mph or greater, and
will cover all regions of the continent.
In order to build a national high speed rail network, we need
the U.S. military to
withdraw from a variety of foreign lands and restore
development on American soil.
The Biden infrastructure package is insufficient in terms of
intercity high speed rail;
$12 billion is not enough to compete with China. At
least $1 trillion needs to be
appropriated in order to fund the entire High Speed Amtrak
System.