User talk:Scott Tillinghast, Houston TX

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Hi, Scott![edit]

Hi, Scott!

I got your e-mail message. It's probably quickest to write to me on my talk page – I don't check my e-mail as often as I probably should.

Yes, I'm interested in creating an article about H.S. Wall, mainly because his book on continued fractions is one of the only references on the subject that was written in the U.S. during the first half of the twentieth century. I think continued fractions are very beautiful, and generally under-appreciated. You might get a kick out of this article.

I think the best strategy for creating Hubert Stanley Wall is to write a couple of articles about his mathematical achievements first. I think he gave the first proof of the parabola theorem, a fairly general convergence theorem about continued fractions with complex elements. I'll try to get that done in the next week or two.

Oh – if you haven't found it yet, there's a handy resource page for mathematicians. And the math guys on Wikipedia discuss quite a few things pretty regularly, on this talk page.

Have a great day! DavidCBryant 13:36, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Hurwitz groups[edit]

If you care, I have references for the infinitude of <a,b:a^2,b^3,(ab)^7,[a,b]^r> for r at least 9. The groups are finite of course for r between 1 and 8 inclusive. I'm working on converting the infinitude results into more explicit descriptions of the structure of these groups. JackSchmidt (talk) 16:56, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Review of literature[edit]

I think perhaps you are reading a significant amount of material on the sporadic simple groups. It might benefit other editors to produce sort of a review of the literature, so that if someone wants to contribute later, they can stand on your shoulders so to speak. It might also be a good chance for you (probably our premier expert on sporadic groups right now) to get a general picture of what has been written both by original researchers and by wikipedians. I suspect many of the articles are disjointed. You are fixing this article by article, but it might be easier for others to help with such an overview in place, say with increasing the links between the relevant wikipedia articles -- pariah had been unlinked for a good long time, or with ensuring that all the articles emphasize a few easy to read and a few famous sources. For instance, your Hurwitz linking project could be done by less knowledgeable editors. Post a list once, and let the link-monkeys go to work. :)

Of course, thanks very much for the huge effort you've put in. The articles are in much better shape because of you. Also feel free to continue on -- your current method is clearly working well. Let me know if you need any tedious computer searches done, but I feel like that is about the only thing I can help with these days. :) JackSchmidt (talk) 19:17, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Simple subgroups of M24[edit]

Howdy, I don't know easy ways to describe the subgroups. The two extras both have two orbits of size 12. The stabilizer (action on sets of sets) of the orbits in M24 is Aut(M12). Is there some specific question about them I could answer? JackSchmidt (talk) 19:47, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Held and J3 historical corrections[edit]

Howdy, I volunteered you (with no deadline) at WT:MATH#John McKay BLP something something, so I wanted to let you know. The talk discussion there is just supposed to decide if this is a big issue or just a minor correction. JackSchmidt (talk) 15:58, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Power equivalence[edit]

Check out User talk:Cyp too. I wanted the tables split by conjugacy class, but I'm not sure if Cyp wants that, or how you might want them organized (by centralizer structure, or permutation cycle type, or whatever). JackSchmidt (talk) 21:41, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

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I have corrected the link and it now goes to the page 'sodium fluoroacetate.' In the plant it is probably the ion rather than a specific salt, so I did not want to say 'sodium.' Scott Tillinghast, Houston TX (talk) 04:51, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

July 2014[edit]

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It is corrected. Scott Tillinghast, Houston TX (talk) 00:34, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your many careful edits of sporadic group articles. As editor foobarnix I cleaned up and tried to standardize the format of these articles, but your edits are the real deal. Keep up the great work. Toploftical (talk) 22:41, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. Scott Tillinghast, Houston TX (talk) 19:45, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Higman–Sims group[edit]

Hi Scott - Thank you for your update to McLaughlin sporadic group. I noticed that you "piped" the phrase "2-2-3 triangle" into a link to "Conway group". Now this is an extremely interesting observation on your part, but for the general reader, I suspect that the connection needs to be spelled out. (Take a look at Piped link Transparency for more discussion of this point.) As it stands, your point remains obscure. This may require you to write a sentence or two explaining the connection you are hinting at. Be bold. Smarter people than us may have written these Sporadic group articles, but that does not mean that we do not have something important to contribute.

Generalizing this remark, I have always felt that all of the Sporadic group articles are a little bit thin and should be fleshed out a bit. There is a lot to say. Thanks for your continuing and thoughtful edits.--Toploftical (talk) 16:27, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

I do not know whether you saw my pipes before or after I corrected them to point to 'Other sporadic subgroups' instead of 'Other sporadic subgroup.' They were going to the beginning of the article. Next thing I can do is split the definition of .hkl into a separate paragraph and add a sentence about the h-k-l triangle. Scott Tillinghast, Houston TX (talk) 18:57, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Would it be appropriate to add such a paragraph? Or is that making too much of a deal out of this triangle? I leave it to your judgement.--Toploftical (talk) 20:41, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

One problem is there are multiple terms with slightly different meanings. For example, the norm of a Leech lattice vector is twice its type. I prefer type because many names of groups refer to a type. This was introduced by Conway. Scott Tillinghast, Houston TX (talk) 21:10, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

To me, links (pipes) seem like a good way to give access to definitions without excessive clutter in an article. Scott Tillinghast, Houston TX (talk) 16:29, 2 July 2016 (UTC)