# 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:

For some examples of great wiki pages:

Note by Calvin Lin
6 years, 1 month ago

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.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold

- bulleted
- list

• bulleted
• list

1. numbered
2. list

1. numbered
2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1

paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

> This is a quote
This is a quote
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in $$...$$ or $...$ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $2 \times 3$
2^{34} $2^{34}$
a_{i-1} $a_{i-1}$
\frac{2}{3} $\frac{2}{3}$
\sqrt{2} $\sqrt{2}$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $\sum_{i=1}^3$
\sin \theta $\sin \theta$
\boxed{123} $\boxed{123}$

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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.

- 6 years, 1 month ago

Thanks!

Staff - 6 years, 1 month ago

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

- 6 years, 1 month ago

Thanks!

Staff - 6 years, 1 month ago

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

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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!

Staff - 6 years, 1 month ago

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

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Staff - 6 years, 1 month ago

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?

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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 ;)

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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.

Staff - 6 years, 1 month ago