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Weekend Wiki Party 12 - Welcome!

Welcome to Brilliant!

As I'm sure you've noticed if you've looked around at all, Brilliant has hundreds of "wiki" pages to help members gain a deeper understanding of the ideas and techniques that are needed to solve problems on the site.

What you may not have realized: the vast majority of these pages were written primarily by our users, not by staff.

To help people find the pages that will be most helpful and need work, we've been hosting "weekend wiki parties" where we encourage the community to help build out our wiki. This week, we're inviting new members to contribute. If you've enjoyed Brilliant so far, you should jump in and become a contributing member! We've still got a lot of important ideas that haven't been well explained on the site yet.

The pages we'd encourage you to contribute to this week:

Don't worry too much about formatting. There's a guide here, but we'd be happy to help you clean up anything you have trouble with. Just leave a comment, introduce yourself, and let us know what you've added to.

For some examples of great wiki pages:

Note by Calvin Lin
2 years, 4 months ago

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Sir, today when I opened the Factorial Properties page, I found that it didn't follow the formatting guidelines. Is something wrong?

Sravanth Chebrolu - 2 years, 4 months ago

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The formatting on the page could be greatly improved. In the examples, avoid using color except when necessary to stress a particular point or change. Also, it has too many chapters and several of them should be combined.

We will work on improving the formatting of that page over time.

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 3 months ago

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I've edited the page somewhat, how is it now sir?

Sravanth Chebrolu - 2 years, 3 months ago

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Thanks for informing sir! I'll try editing the page accordingly. In future when I write the wiki's I'll make it as a point. Also, would you mind looking into these pages; kinetic energy, specific heat and equilibrium?

Sravanth Chebrolu - 2 years, 3 months ago

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I've added some material about factorial growth and a definition to factorial properties. This is my first time contributing on a wiki so feel free to make lots and lots of formatting changes :P

Dylan Pentland - 2 years, 4 months ago

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Dylan, thanks for your contribution. I'll look it over and make sure the formatting is right, but it looks like @Sravanth Chebrolu already added more content and cleaned things up quite a bit. Thanks to you both!

Arron Kau Staff - 2 years, 4 months ago

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I have contributed to Truth Tables but it is not complete i will complete it tommorrow.

Gautam Sharma - 2 years, 4 months ago

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Thanks!

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 4 months ago

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I just contributed to the Birthday Paradox page. It's not much. Maybe someone else would like to make it better.

Mursalin Habib - 2 years, 4 months ago

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Thanks!

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 4 months ago

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Hi, I'm new to Brilliant but I noticed that quantum mechanics isn't covered as one of the topics. QM is something I'm really interested in, so it would be great if Brilliant could start a community that dedicates itself to the learning of (albeit basic) quantum mechanics ;)

Nicole Tay - 2 years, 4 months ago

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Welcome to the community Nicole.

There are numerous people who are interested in Quantum Mechanics. You can start a discussion by posting a note, explaining your interest in QM and see where that goes.

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 4 months ago

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Comment deleted Jun 08, 2015

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We sort good problems into the challenges sections. If they are empty, that's because there aren't relevant good problems as yet.

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 4 months ago

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