As we warmly welcome August, we look back at the following achievements and hard work of the brilliant Brilliant Community from this past July, and endeavor to make August even more successful.
As always, the Brilliant staff is always working to make Brilliant.org even more brilliant. The following are some electron-exciting updates:
Sometimes, you’re in the mood to read calculus wikis. Or algebra wikis. But you are an impatient soul and want to get straight to those calculus wikis, and don’t want to go hunting for the needle in the haystack through a long list of wikis of assorted topics. Now, wikis can be filtered by topic using the drop-down menu on the top right-hand corner, so that you can get straight to those prized calculus wikis! Try this new feature using the below link.
If you click on the magnifying glass icon in the top right-hand corner of a picture, you can now zoom in on pictures!
As always, the Brilliant community has been abuzz with intriguing discussions, fun contests, and curious problems. The following is the most popular trace of July’s 3-dimensional surface:
In July, Prince Loomba made a logic contest to test logical reasoning. You can see the various days of the contest at the following links:
Find the sum of cosine of degree values 1 to 179: The Sum of Cosines
Put your knowledge of binomial expansion to the test! Who is Vieta?
Can you find the side length of this curious quadrilateral? Side Squared
Instead of finding the greatest common factor, can you find the greatest perfect square factor of this absurdly long numerical expression? Factor of the Sequence
There’s no limit on how much calculus you can do: Too much pi
Is differentiation as easy as it’s put out to be? Don’t get tricked in this problem: Crazy Calculus 7
Will you use U-substitution or Integration by Parts? A calculus problem by Refaat M. Sayed
The following members have been especially active in providing food for thought and stimulation of the minds of the Brilliant community by facilitating thought-provoking discussion, and posting puzzling problems, crafty solutions, etc. :
Be sure to smash the button to stay updated with their wonderful work.
Don't forget, you can always join our Slack chat if you want to talk with our community members. Introduce yourself, share your favorite math and science problems, have memorable discussions, and take part in the wiki collaboration parties too! But most of all, have fun!