February Newsletter

Hello every e2πi. From the moderators to you: Happy February!\text{Hello every } e^{2\pi i}. \text{ From the moderators to you: Happy February!}

January has gone by so fast! We’re only 1/12 of the way into the new year but so many new and interesting problems have been posted on Brilliant. Also, many new members have arrived and there are tons of new features for you, the community. Finally, on behalf of Brilliant, I would like to thank the community for all the hard work you guys have put into creating the many great wikis over the past month.

NEW   FEATURES   TO   BE   EXCITED   ABOUT\large \mathbf{ NEW} \ \ \ \mathbf{ FEATURES } \ \ \ \mathbf{ TO } \ \ \ \mathbf{ BE } \ \ \ \mathbf{ EXCITED } \ \ \ \mathbf{ ABOUT }

1. Featured Page

In addition to being redesigned, the community page now has a brand new featured section. This top spot showcases the best that Brilliant has to offer across a variety of levels and disciplines. In fact, you might even see some...

2. Chemistry!

That's right, the Brilliant chemistry section finally here. Quizzes will be coming soon, but you can join the members of the community in making massive contributions to the chemistry wiki library. There are currently 4 sections to practice and many wikis on these sections. Start your test tubes boiling and get ready for this new section!

POSTS   THE   COMMUNITY   LOVED\large \mathbf{ POSTS } \ \ \ \mathbf{ THE } \ \ \ \mathbf{ COMMUNITY } \ \ \ \mathbf{ LOVED }

From problems to solutions, from notes to wikis, these are the posts that were highly appreciated by the whole community. Here's your chance to have a look at what captured our attention for the past month:

  1. Community Events: \textbf{Community Events: } Problem writing party. Our problem writing party this month turned out to be a huge success! Hundreds of amazing problems were submitted and thanks to you, we surpassed our goal of adding 2 new sections by miles. 5 new sections were created and there are still many more great problems left over. This note shows the true power of teamwork and the Brilliant community!

  2. Popular Note: \textbf{Popular Note: } Benefits of maths in public speaking. Who ever said math doesn’t help you in English? Math is a process that uses both hemispheres of the brain and can train you to become more fluent and using both sides at the same time. This, along with it’s many other benefits discussed this this note show why math is the most powerful tool in the universe.

  3. Featured Member: \textbf{Featured Member: } Mehul Arora. Mehul Arora, a good friend of mine, is a 14 year old student from Delhi, India who loves solving sleeping almostalmost as much as he does math. I asked him for a one sentence description of himself on skype so I'll put that here when he replies (please leave this so I don't forget lol). He knows three languages, his favorite subject of math is Number Theory, and no one can beat him at the Rubik’s cube.

  4. Great Problem Set: \textbf{Great Problem Set: } The Lost Woods. Seemingly bringing the page to life with his Zelda-inspired theme, Daniel Ploch has created one of the most challenging problem sets out there, each problem a beautifully crafted work of art. This set is still in progress but has six problems out so far. No matter how good of a programmer you may be, I assure you that you will find this set to be quite perplexing.

WHO   TO   FOLLOW\large \mathbf{ WHO } \ \ \ \mathbf{ TO } \ \ \ \mathbf{ FOLLOW }

Here's the long-awaited WhoToFollow list showing off the dazzling members of our community. I'm pleased to introduce you to the wonderful people who are constantly helping to build the community. Here are the names, in no particular order:

Be sure to hit the follow button to keep yourself updated with the amazing problems and notes posted by them.

Don't forget, you can always join our Slack chat if you want to talk with our community members. Introduce yourself, share problems, have discussions, join the wiki collaboration parties too. Most of all, have fun!

A man once asked me if I had a degree in theoretical physics.

I quickly responded, “Well no, but I do have something very similar. I have a theoretical degree in physics.”


Note by Trevor Arashiro
5 years, 5 months ago

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  Easy Math Editor

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

  • Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
  • Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
  • Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.
  • Stay on topic — we're all here to learn more about math and science, not to hear about your favorite get-rich-quick scheme or current world events.

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**bold** or __bold__ bold

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Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
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[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
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    # up as a code block.

    print "hello world"
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print "hello world"
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Remember to wrap math in \( ... \) or \[ ... \] to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 2×3 2 \times 3
2^{34} 234 2^{34}
a_{i-1} ai1 a_{i-1}
\frac{2}{3} 23 \frac{2}{3}
\sqrt{2} 2 \sqrt{2}
\sum_{i=1}^3 i=13 \sum_{i=1}^3
\sin \theta sinθ \sin \theta
\boxed{123} 123 \boxed{123}


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And when the theoretical physicist escaped from the potential well she earned an additional degree in freedom. :P

P.S.. @Trevor Arashiro So I suppose February 14th has some extra meaning for you this year, huh?! :)

Brian Charlesworth - 5 years, 5 months ago

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Haha, I love that extension.

And yes, this is more special than the last I'm surprised you remembered that. For once I'll have a valentine other than math 😝

Trevor Arashiro - 5 years, 5 months ago

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Yeah, math makes for a lousy valentine. :P I wonder if you can find your valentine some chocolates in the shapes of various mathematical symbols. I'm sure that would go over really well! :)

Brian Charlesworth - 5 years, 5 months ago

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Really? Congrats man! That's great!

Mehul Arora - 5 years, 5 months ago

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Thank you very much @Trevor Arashiro and #Brilliant to improve my problem solving skills :) :)

RAJ RAJPUT - 5 years, 5 months ago

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I like solving your problems! Thanks for engaging with the community! ¨\huge\ddot\smile

Sravanth C. - 5 years, 5 months ago

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Great to see chemistry finally! Awesomely written @Trevor Arashiro!

And Advanced valentines day wishes to everyone!

Sravanth C. - 5 years, 5 months ago

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Brilliant allows minds to stay young and active. Would be pleased to learn how 1, _/2, _/3, and pi are connected to each other in the number theory? Thank you.

Mohummud Husain - 5 years, 5 months ago

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