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Color Me Polynomial (quantamagazine.org)
40 points by romaintailhurat 60 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments



I’ve been working steadily through Project Euler for the past couple years; about 2/3 finished. That’s introduced me to many fascinating parts of mathematics I never studied as an undergrad, 40 years ago. Chromatic polynomials are one of the most delightful areas I’ve been introduced to. Such a pretty mix of graph theory and generating functions.


Articles like this remind me I need to brush up on my math. I don't even know what factoring is. Maybe I need to go and relearn algebra.


Ironically, Quanta Magazine has great articles in every field except quantum mechanics.




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