Wiki Writing Party: 4/28 - 5/7

Based on the success of our recent Problem Writing Parties, I have decided to hold a supplementary Wiki Writing Challenge that will not only show off our talented writers to the Brilliant community, but also to people who have yet to join the site.

This Week’s Brilliant Wiki Skeletons\textbf{This Week's Brilliant Wiki Skeletons}
Trigonometry: Cosine Rule (or Law of Cosines)
Algebra: Partial Fraction Decomposition: Linear Factors
Advanced Algebra: Polynomial Root Transformation
Calculus: Squeeze Theorem
Classical Mechanics: Circular Motion
Chemistry: Reactive Intermediates

How it Works

Every week, six to ten wiki structures across different topics will be created and need your help. Each of these wikis have a completed introduction and several detailed headers that scope out the body of the article (I call them wiki skeletons because they have just the bare bones filled in). Over the course of the challenge, wiki writers such as yourself will add their knowledge to the wikis for others to read, comment, and share. Feel free to comment on this note with the wikis you want to help with so that others know who they'll be working with.

Our Goal

We want to complete each wiki skeleton before the challenge is over so that they can all be featured as our wiki of the day over the course of the following week. Many of you are talented writers, so we'd like to see you leave your mark on the Brilliant wiki library.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to be an expert on one of these wikis to participate?
    You do not need to be an expert on any of the wiki topics to contribute to the challenge. You add what you know about a topic even if it's just a single sentence, a formula, an example you recently learned, or a relevant problem that inspired you.

  • Can I work on more than one wiki?

  • Can I alter the structure of a wiki by adding headers that I think are relevant?
    Yep. If you think a wiki skeleton is missing an important header, then you should add it!

  • What if I don't feel comfortable contributing to a wiki yet?
    If you don't feel ready to contribute to a wiki, you can always add feedback to a wiki that's in progress. For more information on how to add feedback, watch my one minute tutorial.

  • What if I have other questions or comments?
    That's exactly what this note is for. Post all your questions and comments here :)

Note by Andrew Ellinor
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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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Abhiram Rao - 5 years, 3 months ago

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Would it be better to add a problem into one of the wikis as an example or as a link to a problem(Try it yourself)?

A Former Brilliant Member - 5 years, 3 months ago

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Yes that's allowed

Aditya Kumar - 5 years, 3 months ago

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What I meant was which is more preferred.

A Former Brilliant Member - 5 years, 3 months ago

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@A Former Brilliant Member Add few solved examples, then add try it yourself

Aditya Kumar - 5 years, 3 months ago

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@A Former Brilliant Member Anything you can contribute is good. No one submission is more preferred than another. Examples are great. Try it yourself problems are great.

Andrew Ellinor - 5 years, 3 months ago

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In cosine rule wiki, the applications to bearing and heading problems section requires some work. The rest of the wiki is looking great. And more content can be added to the vector form of the cosine rule.


Sandeep Bhardwaj - 5 years, 3 months ago

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