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I can answer almost anything that is sent in. If I can't, I'll let you know, but I don't expect that to happen much.

Experience in the area

I have known about number theory since the mid 80's. I have answered over 250 questions on Number Theory with this software. Altogether, I have answered over 8,500 questions in mathematics.


You're looking at it ... I've answered over 8,500 quesitons in mathematics right here.


My credentials are an MS in Mathematics at Oregon State in 1986; I received a BS in Mathematics at the same place in 1984.

Awards and Honors

I graduated with honors in Mathematics when getting my BS degree and my MS degree.

Past/Present Clients

I have assisted many students in mathematics at OSU. Perhaps I have assisted one of you're friends in math on a computer somewhere else, but you don't even know... That would be late last night, perhaps with thousands of miles between us ... Then again, if you're in Washington, so am I ...

What do you like about this subject?

It seems so abstract and makes my mind diverge, sometimes causing it to oscillate wildly and occasionally making me stumble over a discontinuity. Most often, I converge on an answer ... and find it before I drift off to infinity.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I keep pressing on towards the limit, but never seem to get there. When trig questions are involved, occasionally I osciallate wildly.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Did you know that when e is raised to the power i*pi the result is -1? In other words, e^(i*pi) = -1.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Some people say, "0.999999999999999999999999999 ...", while most peole stick to the basics and just say 1.

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Recent Answers from Scott A Wilson

2016-07-21 Compute Inverse of a matrix having complex numbers.:

Yes.  With any matrix, M, find upper and lower matrices L and U such that M = LU.  Upper and lower matrices are fairly easy to invert, so they can be inverted one at a time to find the inverse of the matrix

2016-03-16 CCTV monitoring System in Botanical Parks.:

They would be useful in areas that the people working in the park couldn't see.  The use of them would be to spot animals that shouldn't be there.  If that animal was actually a person, they would either

2016-03-16 CCTV monitoring System in Zoological Parks.:

Perhaps cameras could be installed in a secure location where it is hard to see the animals.  This could also be done by installing little monitoring devices on each animal that would report the animals

2016-03-15 Traffic signals installation in Tunnels.:

I'm not sure since I've never done construction.    From what I do know, however, there would be a few things that might come up.    The 1st would be - How do we connect the tunnel to the electricity?

2016-03-06 Noiseless Electric Grinder Mixer.:

At the web address  I see many types of grinder, but I don't see any of them that are referenced


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