Kapil Hari Paranjape
Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education
Volume 19 Issue 9 September 2014 pp 862-865 Classics
Volume 24 Issue 6 June 2019 pp 681-684 Classroom
The author did not learn probability theory properly whenit was taught to him as an undergraduate. However, nowthat he has to teach, it has become a fascination. The problemstated below was given to second year students of theIISER BS-MS programme as an examination question; theyanswered it in interesting ways. An earlier article in Resonance
 also talks about martingales.
Volume 24 Issue 11 November 2019 pp 1311-1315 Classroom
The author did not learn probability theory properly when itwas taught to him as an undergraduate. However, now thathe has to teach it has become a fascination. The followingproblem is based on a section in the book Asymptopia by JoelSpencer and Laura Florescu. The original problem had a
“life or death” formulation. This version is less murderous!
Volume 25 Issue 1 January 2020 pp 133-139 Classroom
Diophantine geometry is a fascinating interplay between algebra,geometry and number theory. The author was introducedto it in a blackboard-less one-on-one talk given inthe aerodrome at IIT Kanpur during a thunderstorm! Thespeaker was Professor V. Srinivas of the TIFR. At that pointin time, the latter was a graduate student at the University ofChicago and happened to be in Kanpur.
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