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by khannate
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 9487

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

What does 1/1 math mean? Does it mean 1/1 pure math? If so, Caleb is right about this being independent of the sciences, but I think there probably isn't enough interest in writing or playing this much pure math. Does it mean 1/1 math as scientists interact with it? If so, James and Geoffrey make re...
by khannate
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 @ UChicago
Replies: 1
Views: 1953

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 @ UChicago

This tournament happened. Chicago A cleared the field to win. Stats through prelims are available here , and complete/playoff stats will be up tonight. Thanks so much to everyone who came out!
by khannate
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 @ UChicago
Replies: 1
Views: 1953

Penn Bowl 2018 @ UChicago

The Upper Midwest mirror of Penn Bowl will take place at the University of Chicago on October 20. If you'd like to register, please shoot me an email at samirkhan@uchicago.edu. The field is capped at 16 teams. For more information about Penn Bowl, check out the original tournament announcement: http...
by khannate
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT summer practices
Replies: 6
Views: 2684

Re: MIT summer practices

In case these happening is contingent on interest, I'd probably show up.
by khannate
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 37656

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Also, I wasn't a fan of the "sigma-algebra" tossup because based on the pronouns it was difficult to tell whether or not you wanted sigma-algebra or just measure. This tossup confused me too, especially the clue about the Kolmogorov 0-1 law. I've usually heard it as referring to tail events, not ta...
by khannate
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3382

Re: CMST: Errata

Could I see the tossup on type I error? 10. A procedure to determine this value computes the largest value of k satisfying an upper bound of “k over m times this value.” That method, the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure, is used in a setting that analogizes this value to a portion of the “discoveries.”...
by khannate
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3382

Re: CMST: Errata

Could I see the tossup on type I error?
by khannate
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 15357

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I spent some time playing with the stats from the UIUC site, and more specifically trying to find some meaningful way to compare and rank teams. What I ended up doing was constructing an estimate of the distribution of buzz points for each team within each category by starting with Will's proposed i...
by khannate
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 11773

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

Here are some comments. the tossup on diagonalizability was excellent, but the first clue was very neg-baity for "primality" -- I made this neg and I know at least one other math person did as well. Thanks to Rutgers for the excellent submission, which I essentially only edited for phrasing and len...
by khannate
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 6468

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

One theorem in this field states that under certain hypotheses, if a function g is strictly smaller than a function f on the boundary of a region, then f and f plus g have the same number of zeroes in that region. The fundamental theorem of algebra can be proven as a corollary of a theorem from thi...
by khannate
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/7/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Re: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/7/17)

Thank you to everyone who came out and congratulations to Notre Dame B for clearing the field! Stats have been posted here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4645/.
by khannate
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/7/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Re: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/7/17)

Update: the field for this is now full. I'll be sending an email to registered teams about payment and logistics later this week.
by khannate
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/7/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/7/17)

The University of Chicago will be hosting a mirror of NAQT's Collegiate Novice (CNS-168C) set on Saturday, October 7th. I, Samir Khan, will be directing the tournament. Cost: $15 per person Discounts: Buzzer systems with at least eight functional buzzers: -$5 each Buzzer systems with fewer than eigh...
by khannate
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit Skype Mirror - 8/6/17
Replies: 11
Views: 4092

Re: It's Lit Skype Mirror - 8/6/17

I can staff.
by khannate
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 4057

Re: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices

Oo-kamakiri wrote:
heterodyne wrote:Practice will be occurring from 7-10 on Monday 7/17 in Room 503 of the Regenstein Library. If you're not a student, just message me on Facebook where I'm most likely to see it and you can be let in.
by khannate
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSU NASAT/Cambridge Open Mirror (7/15-16)
Replies: 17
Views: 6046

Re: MSU NASAT/Cambridge Open Mirror (7/15-16)

Granny Soberer wrote:Also, I have heard that players from Chicago will be making the trip up, which should increase the field size somewhat.
This was originally the plan, but won't be happening due to a lack of interest.
by khannate
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6007

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

There were a lot of things in this set I was happy to see come up, and I'm glad I got to play it. That being said, I had a few systematic issues with the set (some of which have already been mentioned in one form or another): 1. Several things weren't repeats per se, but occupy the same small slice ...
by khannate
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity on the Cloud (June 18th)
Replies: 15
Views: 4853

Re: Math Monstrosity on the Cloud (June 18th)

Roughly how late will this run? Put another way, how likely is it this wraps up before 8?
by khannate
Wed May 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 11526

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

Are there still plans to have another mirror of this at some point over the summer, or are the existing HSNCT/MSNCT/NSC mirrors going to be the only ones?
by khannate
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10051

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

On a completely different note (and one that I had forgotten about until now): I really liked the tossup on the birthday problem. I think it's really cool to see more "recreational"-type math being tossed up -- I feel like oftentimes tournaments that only have 1 math per round stick to the typical ...
by khannate
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 8504

Re: Specific Question Discussion

6. The bootstrap method was devised as an improvement to the jackknife method for estimating this quantity for a sample. Bartlett’s test may be used to determine if a number of samples are from populations with equal values of this quantity, a condition known as homoscedasticity. For the geometric ...
by khannate
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 8504

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossups on primes and variance please? I'll also add that I was frustrated by the tangrams tossup as well, since they don't seem to have any importance other than being a cute puzzle, and aren't really something you would hear about while learning math.
by khannate
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT
Replies: 17
Views: 4804

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT

The specific issue I had with the Catalan numbers tossup was the instruction to not prompt on trees, which is pretty bad considering that there are plenty of kinds of trees other than binary ones the Catalan numbers count (see http://www-math.mit.edu/~rstan/ec/catadd.pdf).
by khannate
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Christmas Present: Individual Questions & Errata
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: Individual Questions & Errata

Could you post the tossups on Friday prayer and Ashura?