Hey! Welcome to Delta Thoughts, a small corner of the internet covering the random thoughts and musings of what Adi Mittal finds cool and interesting in math (and sometimes other stuff), whether it's practical, or not. I'm currently a student at the University of Oxford studying Math and Philosophy.

If you have any questions or comments, send me an email at adi [at] mittal [dot] net.

e, π, and Irrational Numbers
March 14, 2024. A classic fact and its 10000 word Wikipedia spiral.

Privacy Protection and Zero-Knowledge Proofs
December 7, 2023. Your password is not protected perfectly, but it's good enough.

Your Induction to Induction
August 28, 2023. Everything you need for discrete and continuous induction.

The Hidden Universes of the Compactness Theorem
July 19, 2023. No introduction. Just cool.

The Language of Logic and Metatheoretic Magic
July 16, 2023. Why even mathematicians should care about history

Perimeters and Parameterizations
July 2, 2023. How bees outsmart us all

Constructive Proofs and Careful Practices
December 14, 2022. Is this really math anymore?

Pleasing Panoramas and Matrix Multiplication
August 6, 2022. Capture the world as it (almost) is

The Calculus of Variations
May 28, 2022. The end of an era

Incredible Integrals and Tactful Techniques
March 10, 2022. Flexible? Maybe. Flex-able. Definitely

Circle Computations and Raytracing Remedies
February 7, 2022. Basically, Pixar should hire me

Billiard Balls and Secure Squares
January 9, 2022. The ultimate secret to win at pool and laser tag

Linear Programming and Laudable Polytopes
September 28, 2021. Monopolize the world with mx+b

Treeline Riddles and Triangular Rends
August 14, 2021. A puzzle to test in the forest

Quarantine Quandaries and Variable Vaccines
July 19, 2021. Modelling the past 17 months in 17 minutes

Rotating Regulars and Greedy Grids
July 12, 2021. Why grids love squares so much

Steiner's Porism and Incredible Inversions
June 28, 2021. Time to flip circles inside out

Fruitful Fractions and Delightful Dice
June 17, 2021. A powerful tool to reimagine counting

Metropolis-Hastings and MCMC, Briefly
May 23, 2021. How to guess mathematically

Fixed Points and Fantastic Plots
April 4, 2021. Stability amidst the chaos

Retroreflectors
June 29, 2020. The utility of right angles

Golden Quartics
June 24, 2020. The hidden relationship of quartics and phi

Persuasion is Hard
May 9, 2020. System 1 and System 2 Persuasion Tactics and Their Impacts on Secondary School Absenteeism

(Un)Expected Value
July 13, 2017. Okay, you don't make that much...

To equal NP or to not equal NP. That is the question.
July 9, 2017. I tried...

How fast can I travel? Part 1
July 2, 2017. Answer: Too fast

Trial and Eventual-Success
June 27, 2017. This triangle though...

The Math of Coins
June 26, 2017. Spinning Coins

First Blog Post
June 25, 2017. Hello, world!

Mad Max: Fury Road
September 15, 2020. Yes, the flamethrowing guitar was necessary