Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 15:43:15 -0400
Subject: The Arctan Page
From: Brett Tabor <>
To: <>

Hi... Just wanted to let you know that I'm a freshman B.Comm student at
McGill, who's great in Arts courses but lousy in Science ones, and I'm
trying to do my first assignment in Calculus... So far I've only been able
to solve one of the ten problems, but I think, know that I know what Arctan
is, I'll be able to solve one more.

... And so I keep on working.

Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 05:56:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Nancy McGough <>
Subject: your arctan page

Hello Jason,

I've made a link to your arctan page on my Continuum Hypothesis page,
which is at:

One thing you might want to add to your page is details about how
arctan can be used to show that a finite open interval is isomorphic
to the reals.

Thanks for a cool page!

From: "VIDIANI" <>
To: <>
Subject: arctan 
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 18:37:54 +0100

Hello  28  12  2000 18h38

In FAQ of Borgoin
there is
The big disadvantage of this model is the conversion which is mainly because
the hue is expressed as an angle. The transforms are given below:
    Hue = (Alpha-arctan((Red-intensity)*(3^0.5)/(Green-Blue)))/(2*PI)
    with { Alpha=PI/2 if Green>Blue
         { Aplha=3*PI/2 if Green<Blue
         { Hue=1 if Green=Blue
    Saturation = (Red^2+Green^2+Blue^2-Red*Green-Red*Blue-Blue*Green)^0.5
    Intensity = (Red+Green+Blue)/3
In what interval is necessary it to set arctan so that hoots is continuous
in particular for G=B?

In advance thank you!

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Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 12:42:02 -0500
From: Student_205DHE <>
Subject: arctan

You did not include anything on the integration of the arctan function.
This has presented me with a rather unfortunate inconvenience, and I
feel that if you liked the arctan that much, you might have looked at
the first 20 integrations also.  I hope to see some improvement in the

From: "Charlie" <>
To: <>
Subject: wanker boy!
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 02:20:33 -0000

Have you nothing better to do than appreciate a mathamatical function?
Perhaps women (men) / drink / sheep / car exhausts etc. may warrant
further investigation in your life.


Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 12:24:30 -0500 (EST)
From: "Jason D. Hildebrand" <>
To: Charlie <>
Subject: Re: wanker boy!

You mean to say that you don't get off on mathematical functions like
you do from women/drink/sheep/car exhaust?  :)

Seriously, the arctan page is a joke I put together several years ago.  Rest
assured there are women and drink in my life.  No sheep yet, though.  :)


From: "Charlie" <>
To: "Jason D. Hildebrand" <>
Subject: Re: wanker boy!
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 01:42:26 -0000

I feel I owe you an apology! You appear to be a decent chap. However, you
must be able to understand my initial shock when I stumbled upon your site

May you have many fruitful experiences with both women and drink!