Volume 35
, Issue 3

1999

So, you’re a high school student with mathematical talent, and you face a decision on whether to develop it at university, or aim for a career like medicine or law that won’t use it.

The article “From the Archives... Impossible Constructions” (Anonymous, 1999. Parabola, 35 (1), pp. 12-18) reminded me of the method which a friend, who is a Draftsman, uses to construct what he thinks are regular figures in his drawings.

Q1057. Remember that a regular polygon has all sides equal and all angles equal.

Q1051. What is the fractional derivative $$\frac{d^{\frac{1}{2}f}}{dx^\frac{1}{2}}$$ of $f(x)=1/\sqrt{x}$ (see the article on fractional calculus
 in Parabola, Vol. 35, No. 2)?
 

PRIZEWINNERS – SENIOR DIVISION

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Allan SLY                   Radford College