Volume 17, 2011, Number 1

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Two modifications of Klamkin’s inequality
Original research paper. Pages 1—3
Krassimir T. Atanassov
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Two modifications of Klamkin’s inequality are formulated and proved.

A novel approach to the discovery of ternary BBP—type formulas for polylogarithm constants
Original research paper. Pages 4—20
Kunle Adegoke
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Using clear and straightforward approaches, we prove new ternary (base 3) digit extraction BBP-type formulas for polylogarithm constants. Some known results are also rediscovered in a more direct and elegant manner. An hitherto unproved degree 4 ternary formula is also proved. Finally, a couple of ternary zero relations are established, which prove two known but hitherto unproved formulas.

On construction of rhomtrees as graphical representation of rhotrices
Original research paper. Pages 21—29
A. Mohammed and B. Sani
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We introduce the concept of rhomtrees as a graphical method of representing rhotrices and present the relationships of their graphs with existing graphical models of some real world situations. These models include the topology of computing network, energy resource distribution network, methane compound and certain products of sets.

A note of diagonalization of integral quadratic forms modulo pm
Original research paper. Pages 30—36
Ali H. Hakami
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Let m be a positive integer, p be an odd prime, and ℤpm = ℤ / (pm) be the ring of integers modulo pm. Let Q(x) = Q(x1, x2, …, xn) be a nonsingular quadratic form with integer coefficients. In this paper we shall prove that any nonsingular quadratic form Q(x) over ℤ, Q(x) is equivalent to a diagonal quadratic form (modulo pm).

Why are some right-end digits absent in primitive Pythagorean triples?
Original research paper. Pages 37—44
J. V. Leyendekkers and A. G. Shannon
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Integer structure analysis in the Ring Z3 shows that the right-end digit (RED) couples (1,4), (5,6) and (5,0) for x2, y2 in the primitive Pythagorean triple (pPt) in the equation z2 = x2 + y2 do not lead to the primitive form of triple. The rows of x2, y2 with these REDs do not add to the required form for z2. Since 3 ∤ z , the row of z2 must follow the pentagonal numbers. Common factors for x, y are also inconsistent with pPt formation so that the (x2, y2). RED (5,0) may be discarded directly.

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