Great! It was fun constructing these puzzles and quizzes.
Before I go, here's something in advance for New Year's Eve (no right or wrong answers here, at least not that can be proven yet).
December 31, 2021
The Big Picture
1. How old is the Universe?
a) It has always been here - there was no beginning.
b) There was a beginning, but I don't know when.
c) The Universe is approximately 14 billion years old.
2. How large is the Universe?
a) It goes on to infinity.
b) It is finite, but I don't know where the end is.
c) The observable Universe is approximately 93 billion light years across; we can extrapolate from there.
3. Is the Universe:
c) Pulsing, like a heart beat
d) None of the above.
4. Will the Universe ever come to an end?
c) Need time to think it over.
And finally, some presents - this is my winter plan and some would make great gifts for Quants. Some for the mind, some for the soul, some for your work, and a cookbook to nourish you for reading (and skiing!) You see a bit of yarn there too - some soft warm scarves in the works these rainy/snowy days.
For those new to machine learning and AI, The Emperor's New Mind
is an older book (1989), but it gives a detailed historical view and does not shy away from equations.
Please note that Introduction to Algorithms
, by Corman, Leiserson, Rivest, (and Stein) 4th edition is coming out in March 2022. I have the 2nd edition and will upgrade this spring. Introduction to Algorithms - CLRS 4th
Take care and happy holidays!