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Paul Glaze UConn Wednesday Talk Comment Form Title of talk:The Leading Digit of Powers of 2 Name of speaker:Behrang Forghani Speaker’s institution: University of Connecticut Date of Talk: 2March2016 Talk Summary: The leading digits of powers of 2 seem to have a patter 2,4,8,6. It is later revealed that this is not the case. If fact at some point numbers 1-9 appear. The talk goes on to explain how to calculate the frequency of the leading digits. What did you find most interesting about the talk? I was surprised to here the pattern did not keep repeating itself. It seem reasonable that it would as those are the even number that can be expected in a digit. I completely over looked that 2 0 is equal to 1. That being true it should be expected that odd numbers would
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Unformatted text preview: be represented. Would this make a good topic for your final paper? Detail all the pros and cons to using this topic. This would be an okay topic for a final paper. I could certainly do more analysis on the leading digits. Can the leading digit be predicted of 2 n th ? It was noted that the same distribution of leading digits is the same as raw collected data. The distribution of leading digits might be similar to other numbers. My only concern with using this topic as a research paper is running out of material. One I hit all of the points mentioned in the lecture and those I named here, is there anything else? How much research can there be on the leading digests of powers of 2? 1...
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