More Gold

Last week I discussed Lin McMullin’s Theorem (that would be me). The theorem finds where the Golden Ratio shows up in any fourth degree polynomial.  Shortly after that began making the rounds I got an e-mail from David Tschappat who was then a senior in college. He is now a doctoral student working for an…

Lin McMullin’s Theorem

Mathematics more often tends to delight when it exhibits an unanticipated result rather than conforming to … expectations. In addition, the pleasure derived from mathematics is related in many cases to the surprise felt upon the perception of totally unexpected relationships and unities. – Mario Livio,  The Golden Ratio I have a theorem named after…