http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/MathFactor.xmlMon, 28 Sep 2009 10:25:18 -0500 The Math FactorC Goodman-Strauss Kyle Kellams
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Podcast Maker v1.4.0 - http://www.lemonzdream.com/podcastmakerCan one infinity be larger than another? Are there half as many even numbers as counting numbers? This series of short episodes of The Math Factor airs on KUAF 91.3 FM. A brief, weekly math conversation and puzzle, airing on KUAF 91.3 FM, Fayetteville Arkansas. Send your answers, comments, questions, puzzles, or cash, to mathfactor@uark.edu!enChaim Goodman-Strauss and KUAF FMhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/Chaim Goodman-Straussstrauss@uark.eduhttp://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/podcastImage_144.jpg The Math Factor
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Clock ConfusionC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsStephen Morris, mathfactor correspondent at large, discusses the Kate Bush conjecture and how to get a dead clock to tell the right time many times throughout the day!http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/160%20Clock%20Confusion%20_Math_Factor_2009_09_18.mp3Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:47:46 -0500Scienceno00:10:33math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeGD. The Math Circus Is Coming!C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsBack after a sleepy summer, the Math Circus Opens 9/9/9!http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/159%20The%20Math%20Circus%20Is%20Coming%20_Math_Factor_2009_09_09.mp3Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:30:43 -0500Scienceno00:07:01math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeGC. Another Buncha PrisonersC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsMan, what is it about puzzlers and prisoners? Jeff Yoak lines em up and the stakes are high!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/158%20Another%20Buncha%20Prisoners%20_Math_Factor_2009_07_28.mp3Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:37:02 -0500Scienceno00:08:37math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeGB. Hat StrategyC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle Kellams#mathfactor now on twitter; Jeff Yoak poses a hat puzzle stumper!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/157%20Hat%20Strategy%20_Math_Factor_2009_07_20.mp3Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:58:28 -0500Scienceno00:03:28math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeGA. Stacking the ChipsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsJeff Yoak discusses math in his career as a poker pro.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/156%20Stacking%20the%20Chips%20_Math_Factor_2009_07_13.mp3Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:41:04 -0500Scienceno00:11:02math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFZ. Will a Real Gold Coin Please Stand Up?C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsJeff Yoak, one of the mathfactor website authors, shares a puzzle with an intriguing twist!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/155%20Will%20a%20Real%20Gold%20Coin%20Please%20Stand%20Up%20_Math_Factor_2009_07_6.mp3Mon, 06 Jul 2009 16:06:08 -0500Scienceno00:02:40math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFY. Weights in a RowC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsEvery number in a mysterious sequence is the weighted average of its neighbors...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/154%20Weights%20in%20a%20Row%20_Math_Factor_2009_07_02.mp3Thu, 02 Jul 2009 15:36:57 -0500Scienceno00:02:34math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFW. Walk Around the ClockC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsA quick puzzle sent in by a listener! Very elegant solution, using a fair coin...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/153%20Walk%20Around%20the%20Clock%20_Math_Factor_2009_06_19.mp3Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:50:26 -0500Scienceno00:01:35math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFV. Singmastery!C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsDavid Singmaster, Puzzler Extraordinaire, early master of the Rubik's Cube, poser of the Singmaster Conjecture, etc, etc, engages in some wordplay.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/152%20Singmastery%20_Math_Factor_2009_06_03.mp3Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:16:45 -0500Scienceno00:11:34math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFU. Arp and Bif Shake HandsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe express regret, answer a puzzle, shake hands and welcome back astronauts Arp and Bif.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/151%20Arp%20and%20Bif%20Shake%20Hands%20_Math_Factor_2009_05_25.mp3Mon, 25 May 2009 05:18:52 -0500Scienceno00:09:46math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFT. Sum and Double & Double and SumC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsA puzzle on sums of digits, and an interview with Rob Fathauer, of Tesselations Inc.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/150%20Sum%20and%20Double%20Double%20and%20Sum%20_Math_Factor_2009_05_18.mp3Mon, 18 May 2009 09:34:54 -0500Scienceno00:08:28math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFS. The Portuguese Waiter TrickC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsDr Schaffer returns to show us more of his math-dance moves!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/149%20The%20Portuguese%20Waiter%20Trick%20_Math_Factor_2009_05_06.mp3Wed, 06 May 2009 14:19:48 -0500Scienceno00:09:11math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFR. Who Wants To Be A Mathematician?C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsKyle and Chaim return to the studio with an interview with Michael Breen, of the hit gameshow, "Who Wants To Be A Mathematician?" Lots of puzzles!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/148%20Who%20Wants%20To%20Be%20A%20Mathematician%20_Math_Factor_2009_04_29.mp3Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:39:48 -0500Scienceno00:11:07math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFQ. Cards In The DarkC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsFumbling with cards in the dark...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/147%20Cards%20In%20The%20Dark%20_Math_Factor_2009_04_07.mp3Mon, 06 Apr 2009 05:10:47 -0500Scienceno00:04:22math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFP. Carriage ReturnC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsA simple typesetting puzzle from Stephen Barr's Intriguing Puzzles in Math and Logic. http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/146%20Carriage%20Return%20_Math_Factor_2009_04_04.mp3Fri, 03 Apr 2009 05:09:17 -0500Scienceno00:04:23math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFO. Eyebrow HairsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWhy do these hair seem to grow in fits and starts?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/145%20Eyebrow%20Hairs%20_Math_Factor_2009_04_01.mp3Wed, 01 Apr 2009 16:49:37 -0500Scienceno00:03:40math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFN. Three Square NapkinsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsAnother Sam Loyd puzzle: what is the largest square table that can be covered by three 1 foot square napkins?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/144%20Three%20Square%20Napkins%20_Math_Factor_2009_03_30.mp3Mon, 30 Mar 2009 04:34:33 -0500Scienceno00:04:28math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFM. Bamboopalooza OneC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsOur very first Bamboopalooza, in Wilson Park April 2004!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/143%20Bamboopalooza%20One%20_Math_Factor_2009_03_26.mp3Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:43:44 -0500Scienceno00:05:43math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFL. Algebra on the RadioC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsIf I give you a number, can you always find another number whose sum and product with my number are the same?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/142%20Algebra%20on%20the%20Radio%20_Math_Factor_2009_03_24.mp3Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:40:34 -0500Scienceno00:05:45math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFK. Twiddling ScrewsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsHaving lost their thumbs, Arp and Bif twiddle screws instead investigating a simple, but counterintuitive bit of 3D geometry.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/141%20Twiddling%20Screws%20_Math_Factor_2009_03_18.mp3Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:05:09 -0500Scienceno00:04:24math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFJ. Dr Loyd's Atomic Easter EggsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsFor Easter Sunday, 2004, an old puzzle from the superb 19th century puzzler Sam Loyd. http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/140%20Loyds%20AtomicEaster%20Eggs%20_Math_Factor_2009_03_12.mp3Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:40:58 -0500Scienceno00:05:49math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFI. Paranoia!C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsParanoid scientists don't trust anyone! How many locks are needed to protect the vital contents of a safe?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/139%20Paranoia%20_Math_Factor_2009_03_09.mp3Mon, 09 Mar 2009 09:09:04 -0500Scienceno00:04:16math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFH. Girdling The EarthC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsFrom March 28, 2004, a simple, surprising chestnut about girdling the earth.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/138%20Girdling%20The%20Earth%20_Math_Factor_2009_03_06.mp3Fri, 06 Mar 2009 10:14:51 -0600Scienceno00:03:38math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFG. Mr Fled _Math_Factor_03_04_09C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsFrom March 21, 2004, we pose another old chestnut.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/137%20Mr%20Fled%20_Math_Factor_03_04_09.mp3Wed, 04 Mar 2009 10:33:45 -0600Scienceno00:05:13math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFF. Hostile FlowersC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsRecalling an early Star Trek episode, we save some space hippies from certain doom.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/136%20Hostile%20Flowers%20_Math_Factor_03_02_09.mp3Mon, 02 Mar 2009 17:08:57 -0600Scienceno00:05:40math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFE. Burn the RopeC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsEdmund Harriss steps in and poses a puzzle on this early segment.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/135%20Burn%20the%20Rope%20_Math_Factor_02_27_09.mp3Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:35:46 -0600Scienceno00:06:50math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFD. Space WalkersC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsAnother segment from the Golden Age of Mathradio, Math Factor #5, aired February 22, 2004.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/134%20Space%20Walkers%20_Math_Factor_02_23_09.mp3Mon, 23 Feb 2009 08:35:24 -0600Scienceno00:08:06math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFC. Cool Clear WaterC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsMath Factor Number Four; how much water is required to get across the desert? (This is basically the same problem as BK. Bananas and Rockets)http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/133%20Cool%20Clear%20Water%20_Math_Factor_2009_02_19_09.mp3Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:11:52 -0600Scienceno00:08:28math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFB. The Legendary Monty Hall ProblemC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsAfter all these years, we finally get around to putting the Monty Hall Problem up on the web-- it's deja vu all over again as we post the third math factor segment ever!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/132%20The%20Legendary%20Monty%20Hall%20Problem%20Math_Factor_2009_02_16_09.mp3Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:59:30 -0600Scienceno00:07:41math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeFA. The JohnsonsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe revisit an old chestnut.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/131%20The%20Johnsons%20_Math_Factor_2009_02_12_09.mp3Thu, 12 Feb 2009 15:19:34 -0600Scienceno00:04:39math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEZ. A Special Double FeatureC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsOur servers are back up, after an astounding ice storm that shut down the town; we celebrate with a special double feature: "Google, Flutes and Monopoly" and the very first Math Factor Episode ever aired. http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/130%20A%20Special%20Double%20Feature%20_2009_02_02.mp3Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:11:59 -0600Scienceno00:16:05math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEY. Vth Anniversary SpecialC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsOur Fifth Anniversary Special! Come visit our brand new, totally fair casino!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/129%20Vth%20Anniversary%20Special%20_Math_Factor_2009_01_21_09.mp3Wed, 21 Jan 2009 09:50:48 -0600Scienceno00:11:12math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEX. Gamblers RuinC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsShortly after taping this segment, Kyle and Chaim suddenly hit on a great way to make huge amounts of money. We'll offer you a terrific opportunity you can't refuse in next week's segment!!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/128%20Gamblers%20Ruin%20_Math_Factor_2009_01_05.mp3Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:23:23 -0600Scienceno00:07:41math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEW: What's The Difference?C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsIsaac Newton's puzzling polynomial problem!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/127%20Whats%20The%20Difference%20_Math_Factor_2008_12_22.mp3Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:01:57 -0600Scienceno00:11:50math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEU. Stacking CannonballsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsPascal's has so many strange and amusing applications!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/126%20Stacking%20Cannonballs%20_Math_Factor_2008_12_10.mp3Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:40:42 -0600Scienceno00:11:14math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeET. Your Holiday Gift GuideC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsOur favorite new and not-so-new products for 2008! Check out Zome, Puzzellations, DROD, Magic Mirror Coloring Book, The Riddles of the Sphinx, the Nikoli puzzle company, The Princeton Companion to Mathematics, How Round is your Circle and many more ideas!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/124%20Your%20Holiday%20Gift%20Guide_Math_Factor_2008_12_01.mp3Mon, 01 Dec 2008 16:46:10 -0600Scienceno00:17:13math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeES. The Ishango BoneC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsDirk Huylebrouck discusses the incredible Ishango bone, and thousands of years of arithmetic.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/123%20The%20Ishango%20Bone%20_Math_Factor_2008_11_11.mp3Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:29:01 -0600Scienceno00:17:36math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeER. The Great Internet Mersenne Prime SearchC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsJust two months ago, the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, discovered a huge prime number, with more than ten million digits! Mersenne primes are closely related to the famous "perfect" numbers, numbers which are the sum of their divisors.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/122%20The%20Great%20Internet%20Mersenne%20Prime%20Search%20_Math_Factor_2008_11_04.mp3Tue, 04 Nov 2008 12:20:07 -0600Scienceno00:11:00math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEQ. Ed Pegg ReturnsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsEd Pegg, of mathpuzzle.com, joins us to discuss cellular automata and a fiendishly difficult puzzle.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/121%20Ed%20Pegg%20Returns%20_Math_Factor_2008_10_22.mp3Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:28:10 -0500Scienceno00:10:33math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEP. HIPEC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsPeter Winkler returns to discuss the bonus chapter in his book Mathematical Mind Benders!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/120%20HIPE%20_Math_Factor_2008_10_10.mp3Sun, 12 Oct 2008 11:41:15 -0500Scienceno00:06:08math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEO. Spaghetti LoopsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsJust why does the constant e appear in so many ways?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/119%20Spaghetti%20Loops%20_Math_Factor_2008_10_02.mp3Thu, 02 Oct 2008 16:05:09 -0500Scienceno00:13:49math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEN. PlinkoC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe discuss some business and then consider the game of Plinko.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/118%20Plinko%20_Math_Factor_2008_09_25.mp3Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:53:08 -0500Scienceno00:10:14math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEM. Awash In Billiard BallsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe discuss math on TV, the smallest ungoogleable number and a devilish game with billiard balls.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/117%20Awash%20In%20Billiard%20Balls%20_Math_Factor_2008_09_18.mp3Thu, 18 Sep 2008 13:41:52 -0500Scienceno00:06:47math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEJ. Math Dance with Dr Schaffer and Mr SternC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsKarl Schaffer of Math Dance shows us some geometry tricks.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/114%20Math%20Dance%20with%20Dr%20Schaffer%20and%20Mr%20Stern%20_Math_Factor_2008_08_27.mp3Mon, 08 Sep 2008 01:00:00 -0500Scienceno00:08:37math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEL. The Law of Small NumbersC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsIn which we discuss the Fibonacci numbers, the law of small numbers, and just why one should expect to see the golden ratio so often.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/116%20The%20Law%20of%20Small%20Numbers%20_Math_Factor_2008_09_03.mp3Wed, 03 Sep 2008 18:12:05 -0500Scienceno00:09:21math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEK. Math Factor at the Farmers MarketC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe set up a booth and wait to see what happens.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/115%20Math%20Factor%20at%20the%20Farmers%20Market%20_Math_Factor_2008_09_02.mp3Wed, 27 Aug 2008 01:00:00 -0500Scienceno00:06:40math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEI. How to Pass a Cube Through Itself!C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe conclude our interview with Dana Richards.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/113%20How%20to%20Pass%20a%20Cube%20Through%20Itself%20_Math_Factor_2008_08_22.mp3Fri, 22 Aug 2008 17:15:56 -0500Scienceno00:03:36math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEH. The Worm Makes It!C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsThe worm makes it, in only about 15,092,688,622,113,788,323,693,563,264,538,101,449,859,497 steps! (Give or take a few) This incredible fact depends on the mysterious Harmonic Series, discussed a little more on the Math Factor website mathfactor.uark.edu.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/112%20The%20Worm%20Makes%20It%20_Math_Factor_2008_08_16.mp3Sat, 16 Aug 2008 13:02:21 -0500Scienceno00:05:28math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEG. The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and ProblemsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsDana Richards, editor of The Colossal Book of Short Problems and Puzzles, talks to us about Martin Gardner and his legacy.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/111%20The%20Colossal%20Book%20of%20Short%20Puzzles%20and%20Problems%20_Math_Factor_2008_08_12.mp3Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:32:17 -0500Scienceno00:06:10math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEF. Visions of SymmetryC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsEscher expert Doris Schattschneider sits down with us in Leeuwarden, Friesland, his boyhood home.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/110%20Visions%20of%20Symmetry%20_Math_Factor_2008_07_30.mp3Wed, 30 Jul 2008 07:22:51 -0500Scienceno00:11:05math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEE. Tossem BeaverC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsMathemagician Art Benjamin explains a few tricks of his trade!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/109%20Tossem%20Beaver%20_Math_Factor_2008_07_21%201.mp3Mon, 21 Jul 2008 16:36:31 -0500Scienceno00:09:14math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeED. Mathemagician Art BenjaminC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsArt Benjamin, mathemagician extraordinaire amazes and delights...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/108%20Mathemagician%20Art%20Benjamin%20_Math_Factor_2008_07_08.mp3Wed, 09 Jul 2008 16:57:42 -0500Scienceno00:06:49math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEC. Skyrocketing functionsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsSome functions just take off! Amazingly there are functions that cannot be bounded in by anything that can be computed!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/107%20Skyrocketing%20functions%20_Math_Factor_2008_06_29.mp3Sun, 29 Jun 2008 08:52:01 -0500Scienceno00:08:37math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEB. Busy Beavers and Dumb RobotsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe finally get around to discussing the Dumb Robots problem, the nature of computation, and baseball.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/106%20Busy%20Beavers%20and%20Dumb%20Robots%20_Math_Factor_2008_06_19.mp3Thu, 19 Jun 2008 20:03:49 -0500Scienceno00:16:25math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeEA. The Limits of ComputationC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsCan the answer to any mathematical question be computed?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/105%20The%20Limits%20of%20Computation%20_Math_Factor_2008_06_12.mp3Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:04:21 -0500Scienceno00:07:36math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDZ. Mind Control Across Time and SpaceC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsErik Demaine of MIT controls minds across all time and all space!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/104%20Mind%20Control%20Across%20Time%20and%20Space%20_Math_Factor_2008_05_29.mp3Thu, 29 May 2008 09:16:16 -0500Scienceno00:09:30math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDY. The Symmetries of ThingsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe shamelessly plug our beautiful new book, the Symmetries of Things, by John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel and Chaim Goodman-Strauss.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/103%20The%20Symmetries%20of%20Things%20_Math_Factor_2008_05_21.mp3Wed, 21 May 2008 21:17:14 -0500Scienceno00:12:52math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDX. Dumb RobotsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsIn which we discuss the incredible Collatz function, and smashing dumb robots into each other.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/102%20Dumb%20Robots%20_Math_Factor_2008_05_13.mp3Tue, 13 May 2008 10:20:57 -0500Scienceno00:09:19math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDV. Dealing with ChaosC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe continue to play Tag Deal!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/100%20Dealing%20with%20Chaos%20_Math_Factor_2008_05_01.mp3Thu, 01 May 2008 18:22:51 -0500Scienceno00:08:27math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDU. Chaos at the Card TableC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsMathematics writer Barry Cipra shares a simple, but perplexing card game puzzle.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/99%20Chaos%20at%20the%20Card%20Table%20_Math_Factor_2008_04_18.mp3Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:31:47 -0500Scienceno00:08:54math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDT. Speaking of Self ReferenceC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe catch up with Raymond Smullyan, master logician.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/98%20Speaking%20of%20Self%20Reference%20_Math_Factor_2008_04_12.mp3Sat, 12 Apr 2008 20:16:30 -0500Scienceno00:06:12math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDS. Math Chat with Frank MorganC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsFrank Morgan chats about math and double bubbles.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/97%20Math%20Chat%20with%20Frank%20Morgan%20_Math_Factor_2008_04_08.mp3Wed, 09 Apr 2008 10:17:13 -0500Scienceno00:05:32math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDR. Double BubblesC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWhat is the shape of a double bubble? asks Frank Morgan of Williams College.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/96%20Double%20Bubbles%20_Math_Factor_2008_04_01.mp3Tue, 01 Apr 2008 10:57:15 -0500Scienceno00:06:09math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDQ. We Are Not LiarsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsAll mathematicians are in fact liars. http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/95%20Liars%20_Math_Factor_2008_03_26.mp3Wed, 26 Mar 2008 21:18:55 -0500Scienceno00:05:38math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDP. Would Chuck WoodC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe consider that perennial spring conundrum: Would a woodchuck chuck her own wood if she would chuck would for exactly those woodchucks who would not chuck their own wood?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/94%20Would%20Chuck%20Wood%20_Math_Factor_2008_03_19.mp3Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:26:49 -0500Scienceno00:01:20math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDO. Proofs, Puzzles and ConundraC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsEd Burger tells us more!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/93%20Proofs%2C%20Puzzles%20and%20Conundra%20_Math_Factor_2008_03_11.mp3Mon, 10 Mar 2008 18:37:26 -0500Scienceno00:07:28math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDN. Prof Burgers TrousersC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsEd Burger of Williams College tells us about puzzles and proofs, and poses his trousers puzzle.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/92%20Prof%20Burger%27s%20Trousers%20_Math_Factor_2008_03_05.mp3Wed, 05 Mar 2008 14:29:14 -0600Scienceno00:07:55math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDM. Primes, Codes and KingsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe continue our discussion...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/91%20Primes%2C%20Codes%20and%20Kings%20_Math_Factor_2008_02_11.mp3Mon, 11 Feb 2008 20:52:26 -0600Scienceno00:07:45math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDL. The Wicked King ProblemC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsCan group theory thwart that wicked king?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/90%20The%20Wicked%20King%20Problem%20_Math_Factor_2008_02_04.mp3Mon, 04 Feb 2008 20:08:14 -0600Scienceno00:13:32math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDK. Flipping the MattressC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsIn which we consider the multiple ways to preserve a mattress.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/89%20Flipping%20the%20Mattress%20_Math_Factor_2008_01_29.mp3Tue, 29 Jan 2008 11:47:30 -0600Scienceno00:05:22math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDJ. Ed Pegg and Numb3rsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsWe interrupt Ed Pegg, of mathpuzzle.com and Wolfram research while he is working on a script for Numb3rs.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/88%20Ed%20Pegg%20and%20Numb3rs%20_Math_Factor_2008_01_24.mp3Thu, 24 Jan 2008 13:19:01 -0600Scienceno00:07:36math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDI. Dice GamesC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsA couple of puzzles with dice!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/87%20Dice%20Games%20_Math_Factor_2008_01_09.mp3Wed, 09 Jan 2008 08:27:33 -0600Scienceno00:06:16math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDH. Ice Cream CakeC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsAmazingly, the cake can be restored to its original state--- but why? http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/86%20Flipping%20the%20Ice%20Cream%20Cake%20_Math_Factor_2008_01_03.mp3Thu, 03 Jan 2008 14:15:40 -0600Scienceno00:09:14math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDG. Ants On A RodC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsHow long, Peter Winkler asks, before all the ants have fallen off the rod?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/85%20Ants%20On%20A%20Rod%20_Math_Factor_2007_12_26.mp3Wed, 26 Dec 2007 09:08:05 -0600Scienceno00:05:21math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDF. Best Full HouseC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsA short poker puzzle from Peter Winkler, author of the new collection, Mathematical Mind Benders.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/84%20Best%20Full%20House%20_Math_Factor_2007_12_20.mp3Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:47:38 -0600Scienceno00:02:16math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDE. Apples in StereoC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsRobert Schneider of Apples in Stereo tells us about his unusual musical scale and his love of mathematics.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/83%20Apples%20in%20Stereo%20_Math_Factor_2007_12_13.mp3Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:07:09 -0600Scienceno00:12:08math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDD. Should We Teach AlgebraC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsBernie Madison tells us about his new innovative math course and whether college algebra is a waste of time for most students.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/82%20Should%20We%20Teach%20Algebra%20_Math_Factor_2007_12_12.mp3Thu, 13 Dec 2007 16:55:24 -0600Scienceno00:09:44math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDC. Psychology MattersC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle Kellams... and Dennis Shasha, puzzle columnist for Scientific American and author of Puzzles for Programmers and Pros gives the solution to last week's puzzle.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/81%20Psychology%20Matters%20_Math_Factor_2007_11_11.mp3Sun, 11 Nov 2007 13:05:40 -0600Scienceno00:04:32math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDB. Envelope MysteryC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsDennis Shasha returns with an answer, and a new puzzle!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/80%20Envelope%20Mystery%20_Math_Factor_2007_11_04.mp3Sun, 04 Nov 2007 07:17:49 -0600Scienceno00:06:26math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeDA. Cake ConundrumC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsDennis Shasha poses a cake conundrum! Should Marie trust her older brother's scheme?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/79%20A%20Cake%20Conundrum%20_Math_Factor_2007_10_27.mp3Sat, 27 Oct 2007 11:08:03 -0500Scienceno00:06:10math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCZ. Division TrickC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsHow does this little number trick work?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/78%20Party%20Trick%20_Math_Factor_2007_10_23.mp3Tue, 23 Oct 2007 09:29:00 -0500Scienceno00:06:13math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCY. Number SleuthingC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsA little puzzle from Dennis Shasha's new book, Puzzles for Programmers and Pros.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/77%20Number%20Sleuthing%20_Math_Factor_2007_10_10.mp3Wed, 10 Oct 2007 10:36:02 -0500Scienceno00:08:07math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCX.The Swimming Princess And A BeastC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsA princess plots her escape from a waiting beast...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/76%20the%20Swimming%20Princess%20_Math_Factor_2007_10_04.mp3Wed, 03 Oct 2007 21:32:24 -0500Scienceno00:02:45math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCW. The Surreal NumbersC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsJohn H. Conway discusses his Surreal Number System, and other infinite oddments.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/75%20The%20Surreal%20Numbers%20_Math_Factor_2007_09_25.mp3Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:34:05 -0500Scienceno00:10:04math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCV. Dividing Up The LootC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsThe Pirates split the loot inductively, like the clever pirates they are.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/74%20Dividing%20Up%20The%20Loot%20_Math_Factor_2007_09_06.mp3Fri, 07 Sep 2007 09:31:49 -0500Scienceno00:10:46math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCU. Eminently Logical Pirates _Math_Factor_2007_08_30C Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsA boatload of eminently logical pirates must divide some loot...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/73%20Eminently%20Logical%20Pirates%20_Math_Factor_2007_08_30.mp3Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:48:15 -0500Scienceno00:11:36math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCT. Odd PeopleC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsAn odd number of odd people mill about in a field...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/72%20Odd%20People%20_Math_Factor_2007_08_13.mp3Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:30:23 -0500Scienceno00:03:02math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCS. Perfect SumsC Goodman-Strauss & Kyle KellamsAnd we return with a new puzzle, on perfectly summing sets!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/71%20Perfect%20Sums.mp3Tue, 07 Aug 2007 17:40:24 -0500Scienceno00:07:13math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCR. Clock ConfusionC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsHow many times a day can the clock be read two different ways?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/70%20Clock%20Confusion.mp3Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:03:08 -0500Scienceno00:04:14math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCQ. Dollar AuctionC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsBill Poundstone, author of "The Prisoner's Dilemma" fills us in.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/69%20Dollar%20Auction.mp3Mon, 25 Jun 2007 17:38:44 -0500Scienceno00:15:59math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCP. The Prisoners DilemmaC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsMore discussion of Mismatched Pennies, and Kyle and Chaim face a difficult choice: Rat or Don't Rat!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/68%20Prisoners%20Dilemma.mp3Mon, 11 Jun 2007 16:57:57 -0500Scienceno00:14:31math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCO. Mismatched PenniesC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsKyle and Chaim play a game of mismatched pennies. But which side has the advantage?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/67%20Mismatched%20Pennies.mp3Sun, 03 Jun 2007 12:14:12 -0500Scienceno00:16:25math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCN. Name That DateC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsJohn H. Conway explains his "Doomsday" rules for finding the day of the week of any date.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/66%20Name%20That%20Date.mp3Sun, 27 May 2007 11:14:34 -0500Scienceno00:15:49math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCM. Crossing the BridgeC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsSave Indiana, his girlfriend, his father and his father's sidekick from certain doom! They must cross a bridge across a gorge in less than one hour!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/65%20Crossing%20the%20Bridge.mp3Mon, 21 May 2007 22:04:53 -0500Scienceno00:11:22math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCL. Some number of numbers sumC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsNiclas gives his solution, and we pose a question on summing some number of numbers...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/64%20Some%20number%20of%20numbers%20sum.mp3Sun, 13 May 2007 06:18:51 -0500Scienceno00:10:17math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCK. The Third TreeC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsNiclas Hedell asks how to find a third tree in the forest. And the stork nabs the frog.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/63%20The%20Third%20Tree.mp3Sun, 06 May 2007 12:43:44 -0500Scienceno00:08:35math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCJ. The Frog and StorkC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsLord Butler has never heard of last week's puzzle, but does agree he moves down the table each year. And the Stork asks how to catch the Frog.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/62%20The%20Frog%20and%20Stork.mp3Sun, 29 Apr 2007 09:57:42 -0500Scienceno00:14:04math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCI. The Royal Order of the GarterC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsThe twenty-five members of the Royal Order of the Garter meet once each year about a round table. From time immemorial, there has been a rule that no two members may be seated next to one another more than once a decade. But can they do better?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/61%20The%20Royal%20Order%20of%20the%20Garter.mp3Mon, 23 Apr 2007 09:04:33 -0500Scienceno00:04:36math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCH. Rayos NumberC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsA contestant for our Million-Dollar-Give-Away sent in Rayo’s Number, hitherto the largest number ever used for any real purpose: winning a LARGE NUMBER CHAMPIONSHIP! Check out mathfactor.uark.edu for details!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/60%20Rayos%20Number.mp3Sun, 15 Apr 2007 10:17:02 -0500Scienceno00:15:19math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCG. Graham's NumberC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsNot quite the largest number ever used...http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/59%20Grahams%20Number.mp3Mon, 09 Apr 2007 14:35:13 -0500Scienceno00:11:25math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCF. Mind BogglingC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsStill Growing!!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/58%20April%20Fools.mp3Sat, 31 Mar 2007 18:30:21 -0500Scienceno00:12:38math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCE. Big NumbersC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsSome Very Large Numbers and we announce our new website, mathfactor.uark.edu! http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/57%20BigNumbers.mp3Sat, 24 Mar 2007 20:49:50 -0500Scienceno00:07:24math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCD. Alas, Up To A Million Dollars Might Have Been Given Away.C Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsWe discuss the results of the fabulous Math Factor Million Dollar Giveaway. and confess this was an excuse to bring up Game Theory and how to talk about really big numbers.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/56%20million_results.mp3Mon, 19 Mar 2007 13:58:39 -0500Scienceno00:14:40math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCC. Fair DivisionC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsThe solution to the cake cutting puzzle; the end of the Million Dollar Give-Away.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/55%20cake2.mp3Thu, 15 Mar 2007 16:53:59 -0500Scienceno00:06:16math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCB. Pi DayC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsWe take this week off to celebrate Pi Day.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/54%20piday.mp3Wed, 07 Mar 2007 15:00:42 -0600Scienceno00:00:49math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeCA. Cut the Cake!C Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsHow to satisfy the most jealous of triplets?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/53%20Cut%20the%20Cake%21.mp3Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:18:11 -0600Scienceno00:08:34math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBZ. Two TeamsC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsTwenty three people split into two teams of eleven & one ref; no matter how they split, the teams have the same total weight! Can the players themselves be different weights?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/47%20Two%20Teams.mp3Wed, 21 Feb 2007 10:32:38 -0600Scienceno00:06:11math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBY. Guests at a PartyC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsA short, but tricky puzzle: how many guests must you invite before you can be sure that there are at least three mutual acquaintances or three mutual strangers?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/46%20Guests%20at%20a%20Party.mp3Mon, 12 Feb 2007 11:09:31 -0600Scienceno00:02:08math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBW. The Math Factor Million Dollar Give AwayC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsUp to $1,000,000 in Prize Money May Be Given Away! Whoever sends us the largest number wins the prize-- a million dollars divided by the winning entry!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/45%2045%20MillionDollarGiveAway.mp3Sun, 04 Feb 2007 10:03:59 -0600Scienceno00:03:23math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBV. 9's Strike AgainC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsA beginner's guide to mind-reading.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/flash_answer.mp3Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:28:53 -0600Scienceno00:03:48math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBU. The Online Mind ReaderC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsThe mysterious oracle at www.flashpsychic.com, and other enigmas!http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/flashpsychic.mp3Mon, 22 Jan 2007 10:54:55 -0600Scienceno00:06:46math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBT. A Runcinated DodecaplexC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsWe visit a giant model of a four-dimensional polyhedron, made of the fabulous Zome math construction toy. Paul Hildebrandt, president of Zome, weighs in.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/zome.mp3Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:12:03 -0600Scienceno00:08:25math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBS. Aha! Escape!C Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsDozens of listeners sent us solutions, mercifully freeing us from this 50x50x50' box.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/escape.mp3Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:07:23 -0600Scienceno00:06:36math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBR. We Don't Know the Way Out!C Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsThis puzzle has us stumped! How do you escape this diabolical trap?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/puzzle0707.mp3Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:51:07 -0600Scienceno00:04:06math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBQ. The Smuggler is PaidC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsDennis Shasha answers his puzzle. http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/sasha2.mp3Wed, 20 Dec 2006 13:01:27 -0600Scienceno00:04:33math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBP. The Smuggler's FeeC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsDennis Shasha, author of the "Puzzler's Elusion" gives us a new puzzle.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/shasa.mp3Wed, 06 Dec 2006 13:25:17 -0600Scienceno00:05:53math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBO. When did you say?C Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsThe solution, and a very easy puzzle.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/panelists2.mp3Wed, 29 Nov 2006 22:30:54 -0600Scienceno00:05:43math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBN. Puzzling PanelistsC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsA quickie: how many puzzled panelists can you have? http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/PuzzlingPanelists.mp3Mon, 20 Nov 2006 14:45:20 -0600Scienceno00:02:50math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBM. An astronomical cost!C Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsThe conclusion to the banana & camel puzzle.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/moreNanas.mp3Fri, 10 Nov 2006 10:10:45 -0600Scienceno00:06:47math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBL. Eternally diminishing returnsC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsWith enough time and patience and bananas, can we go as far as we please?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/slowBanana.mp3Mon, 30 Oct 2006 08:20:26 -0600Scienceno00:06:49math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBK. Bananas and RocketsC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsA classic puzzle reveals why rockets require so much fuel, even for wee payloads.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/Compound2.mp3Wed, 25 Oct 2006 11:30:21 -0500Scienceno00:07:44math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBJ. The Most Powerful ForceC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsAlbert Einstein is often quoted as saying that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. He didn't really say that, but the sentiment is valid. If you compound more and more frequently, is there a limit on the interest one can earn?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/04%20Compound_Interest.mp3Wed, 11 Oct 2006 09:56:38 -0500Scienceno00:08:56math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak topology algebra geometry cipher cryptography codeBI. The Shape of the UniverseC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsJeff Weeks tells us about the hypersphere, the Poincaré conjecture and the topology of the universe!http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/03%20Weeks%20Replies.mp3Sun, 01 Oct 2006 14:56:19 -0500Scienceno00:10:11math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak BH. The Poincaré ConjectureC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsJeff Weeks, author of "The Shape of Space", discusses the hypersphere and the famous Poincaré Conjecture!http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/02%20The%20Poincare%CC%81%20Conjecture.mp3Mon, 25 Sep 2006 09:20:14 -0500Scienceno00:08:17math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak BG. Bamboopalooza!C Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsJoin Chaim and Kyle at Bamboopalooza 3! Octahedral pencil holders, giant 12 pointed bamboo stars, pig lighters and other mathematical oddments were enjoyed by all! (Google for pictures!)http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/01%20bamboo.mp3Sat, 16 Sep 2006 11:19:21 -0500Scienceno00:11:17math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak BF. Catching ErrorsC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsCredit card numbers have an error catching code, that uses the tricks of the last few weeks.http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/checksums.mp3Sun, 10 Sep 2006 10:37:43 -0500Scienceno00:04:49math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak BE. Trap door encryptionC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsIs this podcast legally a "munition"? Old ideas in number theory are the basis for a whole new class of powerful encryption schemes that underlie the modern internet economy.http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/RSA.mp3Wed, 06 Sep 2006 01:45:00 -0500Scienceno00:10:10math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak BD. Magic NumbersC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsWe discuss a neat trick involving powers, mod a pair of primes. http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/Magic%20Numbers.mp3Thu, 24 Aug 2006 14:09:00 -0500Scienceno00:07:11math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak BC. Casting Out NinesC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsHow do modern "trap-door" encryption schemes work? Over the next three weeks we'll explain, but to warm up, we talk about the medieval practice of "casting out nines".http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/Casting%20Out%20Nines.mp3Thu, 17 Aug 2006 09:05:54 -0500Scienceno00:06:20math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak BA. The Ring is ExchangedC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsPeter Winkler answers his puzzle set in the Land of Kleptomaniacs, and we chat about Martin Gardner. We'll pose another puzzle next week!http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/WinklerReplies%20II.mp3Mon, 14 Aug 2006 10:40:50 -0500Scienceno00:04:51math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AZ. Another puzzle from Peter WinklerC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsWe answer last week's puzzle and Peter Winkler asks how to send a ring through the land of the kleptomaniacs.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/01%20Another%20puzzle%20from%20Peter%20Winkler.mp3Mon, 07 Aug 2006 08:57:19 -0500Scienceno00:03:19math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AY. Dollar Cost AveragingC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsA common investment strategy takes advantage of the subtleties of averaging.http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/02%20Dollar%20Cost%20Averaging.mp3Sat, 29 Jul 2006 14:00:41 -0500Scienceno00:05:19math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AX. Averages are not what they seem!C Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsIs a man of perfectly average height, and perfectly average weight, too heavy for his size? Averages are not what they seem to be. http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/averages.mp3Sun, 23 Jul 2006 17:11:22 -0500Scienceno00:06:45math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AW. Will we run out of Social Security Numbers?C Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsWhen will the crisis come? When will we run out of Social Security Numbers, and other musings.http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/numbers.mp3Wed, 19 Jul 2006 10:00:34 -0500Scienceno00:05:19math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AV. Dennis Shasha AnswersC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsThe solution is a quick bit of algebra, but how do you explain it on the air?http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/01%20Mathfactor%20June%2025.mp3Thu, 06 Jul 2006 10:52:56 -0500Scienceno00:05:09math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AU. Dennis Shasha asks about Polish MultiplicationC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsDennis Shasha, puzzle columnist for Scientific American, asks about a curious way to multiply numbers on your fingers.http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/02%20Mathfactor%20June%2018.mp3Sat, 01 Jul 2006 10:14:45 -0500Scienceno00:04:23math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AT. Peter Winkler AnswersMathfactorPeter Winkler answers. Another puzzle next week!http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/01%20Peter%20Winkler%20Answers.mp3Tue, 23 May 2006 10:15:35 -0500Scienceno00:04:19math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AS. A Puzzle From Peter WinklerMathfactorPeter Winkler, author of "Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur's Collection", asks how many coins are needed to cover a table. http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/02%20A%20Puzzle%20From%20Peter%20Winkler.mp3Sat, 13 May 2006 13:40:41 -0500Scienceno00:04:50math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AR. Quick GameMathfactorTwo players take turns removing coins from a line; how can the first player always be sure to have at least as much money as the second? http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/03%20A%20Quick%20Game.mp3Sun, 07 May 2006 11:58:25 -0500Scienceno00:05:14math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AQ. The Principle of Indifference ReduxMathfactorThe solution to the balls puzzle and a quick puzzle about cards.http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/08%20The%20Principle%20of%20Indifference%20Redux.mp3Mon, 24 Apr 2006 07:06:27 -0500Scienceno00:03:46math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AO. Choosing Balls from A BagMathfactorA fifty-fifty chance of drawing four blue balls from a bag: how many balls were blue?http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/07%20Choosing%20Balls%20from%20A%20Bag.mp3Mon, 17 Apr 2006 12:46:30 -0500Scienceno00:02:46math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AN. More Sucker BetsMathfactorIs there always a better choice? http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/06%20More%20Sucker%20Bets.mp3Sun, 09 Apr 2006 13:47:22 -0500Scienceno00:05:58math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AM. Arrow's TheoremMathfactorCan A be better than B, B be better than C and C be better than A? No voting system will ever be fair!http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/05%20Arrow%27s%20Theorem.mp3Sun, 02 Apr 2006 13:10:11 -0500Scienceno00:08:58math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AL. Rumors and suckersMathfactorIn which we show gossip is unreliable and how you can always fleece a sucker.http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/04%20Rumors%20and%20suckers.mp3Mon, 27 Mar 2006 08:05:45 -0600Scienceno00:06:05math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AK. Paradoxes and LiarsMathfactorThe mathematics of gossiping!http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/03%20Paradoxes%20and%20Liars.mp3Tue, 21 Mar 2006 15:26:21 -0600Scienceno00:04:23math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AJ. The Pop QuizMathfactorWhy 462 is the least interesting number less than 1000, and the students get a paradoxical pop quiz.http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/02%20The%20Pop%20Quiz.mp3Mon, 13 Mar 2006 08:05:24 -0600Scienceno00:04:53math mathematics game maths infinity logic puzzle freak AI. Census Taker's PuzzleMathfactorMore puzzles from the Mathfactor, featuring the mathematical stylings of KUAF's Kyle Kellams and Chaim Goodman-Strauss.The solution to the problem of the Three Gods: one always tells the truth; one always lies; one sometimes lies and sometimes tells the truth. When asked which is which, the one of the left says the one in the middle is the god of truth. The one in the middle says he sometimes lies and sometimes tells the truth. And the god on the right says the god in the middle is the god of falsehood. Who is who?
http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/01%20Census%20Taker%27s%20Puzzle.mp3Sun, 12 Mar 2006 20:11:07 -0600Scienceno00:03:46math, mathematics, game, maths, infinity, logic, puzzle, freak AH. QEDC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsIn this "secret track", we show there are vastly more real numbers than rationals! There are vastly many more real numbers than fractions! The MathFactor CD hidden track.http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/09%20QED.mp3Mon, 02 Jan 2006 08:40:45 -0600Scienceno00:04:53math, puzzle, zeno, infinity, logic, Cantor, cardinality, zenoAG. The EagleC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsHow far does the eagle fly as it makes an infinite series of shorter and shorter trips?How to do infinitely many things in a few minutes!http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/08%20The%20Eagle.mp3Sat, 17 Dec 2005 08:40:45 -0600Scienceno00:06:17math, puzzle, zeno, infinity, logic, Cantor, cardinality, zenoAF. Counting AllC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsAre the rationals rational?Are there more fractions than counting numbers?http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/07%20Counting%20All.mp3Tue, 06 Dec 2005 08:40:45 -0600Scienceno00:07:47math, puzzle, zeno, infinity, logic, Cantor, cardinalityAE. The JalopyC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsWhat is "average?"An old jalopy zooms up and down Arkansas hills...http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/06%20The%20Jalopy.mp3Tue, 22 Nov 2005 08:40:45 -0600Scienceno00:04:41math, puzzle, zeno, infinity, logic, Cantor, cardinalityAD. Bigger and Smaller InfinitiesC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsAre there only half as many even numbers as counting numbers?Are there only half as many even numbers as counting numbers?http://mathfactor.uark.edu/mathfactor/05%20Bigger%20and%20Smaller%20Infinities.mp3Mon, 14 Nov 2005 08:40:45 -0600Scienceno00:07:50math, puzzle, zeno, infinity, logic, Cantor, cardinalityAC. No VacancyC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsA hotel with an infinite number of rooms...A hotel with an infinite number of rooms, all filled, but room for more?http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/04%20No%20Vacancy.mp3Thu, 10 Nov 2005 08:40:45 -0600Scienceno00:07:09math, puzzle, zeno, infinity, logic, Cantor, cardinalityAB. The Rational RulerC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsFiner and finer, a ruler with infinitely many marks...Finer and finer, a ruler with infinitely many marks...http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/03%20The%20Rational%20Ruler.mp3Sun, 09 Oct 2005 09:40:45 -0500Scienceno00:07:04math, puzzle, zeno, infinity, logic, Cantor, cardinalityAA. The Way Out of the ForestC Goodman-Strauss Kyle KellamsWhich way leads out of the forest of Liars & Truth-tellersWhich way leads out of the forest of Liars & Truth-tellers? This is the first episode on the Mathfactor CD, and the first mathfactor episode podcast to the world! For more information, listen to the podcast and send us an email!
The Mathfactor is broadcast each Sunday morning on KUAF 91.3 FM, in Fayetteville Arkansas. http://comp.uark.edu/~strauss/mathfactor/podcast/02%20The%20Way%20Out%20of%20the%20Forest.mp3Mon, 03 Oct 2005 16:00:40 -0500Scienceno00:04:12math, puzzle, zeno, infinity, logic, Cantor, cardinality