Wiki Weekend Party 14 - New Pages

Did you know it’s possible to create new wiki pages on Brilliant? There are thousands of proofs, theorems, mathematicians, concepts, and physical phenomena that have yet to be explained on Brilliant, and this week, we’re inviting you to join in the fun and create a new page about something you’re interested it. It’s okay if you can’t write a complete page - just creating pages about important ideas and adding a few sentences makes it hundreds of times more likely that someone else will find the page and add to it in the future.

A few guidelines/requests:

  • Feel free to jump in and add to/improve someone else’s page.
  • Don’t feel constrained by our existing wiki pages - anything that would be helpful or interesting to Brilliant members and that relates to math or physics is fair game.

How to create a new page:
1. Navigate to the community section of the site.
2. Choose “Post something” at the top of the page.
3. Post a new wiki.
4. Tell us about it here in the comments.

Thanks for helping make Brilliant great!

Note by Calvin Lin
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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.

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

[example link]( link
> 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 2×3 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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I think there should be a way to find this wikis easily. For example, we could have a 'random page' button or a 'share wiki with community'. Also, we could bring back the 'Featured Wiki'

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 6 years, 1 month ago

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We regularly evaluate new contributions to see if they can fit into the skill map. For things that don't easily fit into the skill map, we try to link to them from other places and/or hope people will find them through search.

If we end up with enough high quality pages that don't fit elsewhere, we would definitely consider something like what you've suggested.

Arron Kau Staff - 6 years, 1 month ago

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I have written a short wiki on Chain reaction - the game. I think it should be placed in Logic --> Games --> Deterministic games. I have also posted a couple of easy questions related to this game (Part 1 and Part 2). I will be sharing more challenging ones soon.... I hope the community likes this interesting game.

EDIT: I have shared a challenging generalization problem as a note.

Pranshu Gaba - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Thanks a lot! Its one of my favorite games.

Nihar Mahajan - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Thanks for sharing this!

Arron Kau Staff - 6 years, 1 month ago

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I will try to write something for the harmonic series.

Jake Lai - 6 years, 1 month ago

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