Print Story In which I get blood taken out of me.
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By gzt (Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 03:29:24 PM EST) gzt, still sick, chess, maths, galois (all tags)
So I have an appointment with the liver specialist next week and they need to take blood out of me now. Three months ago, my liver enzymes were normal, and if they're normal again, we'll just call it good and forget the whole thing. If they aren't, the liver specialist will devise cruel and arcane tortures for me.

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Print Story Cyclotomic Polynomials
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By Alan Crowe (Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 01:10:24 PM EST) maths, algebra, polynomials, cyclotomic polynomials, roots of unity (all tags)
I recently had a little success with trying to understand the Möbius transform. I noticed that cyclotomic polynomials have the same technical issue of looking at divisors, so I thought I would have a go at computing one of them, while I was on a roll.

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