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Zang-fu Good Luck demo

Batch of Pancakes #1 starts from Yang

1.a  Somebody left a Yang, an empty pancake, in the zang-fu milieu here.

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Yang, ( ), is one of the simple yy-grams.

1.b  Point to the inside of the enclosure and say "Extra Yang appear—fu!".

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Nothing happens. Fu, ( )( )=( ), can make an Extra Yang appear only where there is Yang in the same milieu.

There are two milieux at present. One is inside the Yang enclosure, the other outside.

1.c  Now point outside the enclosure and say "Extra Yang appear—fu!".

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=( )( ), fu


1.d  Now point inside one of the Yang and say "Shortstack appear—zang!".

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=( )( ), fu

=( )((( ))), zang


1.e  Now point to some place outside all enclosures and say "Shortstack appear—zang!".

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=( )( ), fu

=( )((( ))), zang

=( )(( ))((( ))), zang


1.f  Next, in the shortstack just zang-appeared, point just outside the inner enclosure Yang and say "Extra Yang appear—fu!".

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=( )( ), fu

=( )((( ))), zang

=( )(( ))((( ))), zang

=( )(( )( ))((( ))), fu


1.g  Next, point to some place outside all enclosures and say "Extra Yang appear—fu!".

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=( )( ), fu

=( )((( ))), zang

=( )(( ))((( ))), zang

=( )(( )( ))((( ))), fu

=( )(( )( ))((( )))( ), fu

1.k  How is fu allowed to make an Extra Yang here? In the milieu outside all enclosures there was Yang already. Line-up doesn't matter in zang-fu. Only inside-outside matters.

A time to tear down what was built

Batch of Pancakes #1 is now built.

( )(( )( ))((( )))( ), Batch #1

2.a  It is a yy-gram with no names involved. We now begin making parts of it disappear. We'll do this in some order not exactly the reverse of the "appear" steps used in building it up.

2.b   ( )(( )( ))((( )))( ), Batch #1

2.c   =( )(( )( ))( )( ), zang

2.d   =( )(( ))( )( ), fu

2.e   =(( ))( )( ), fu

2.f   =(( ))( ), fu

2.g   =( ), zang

2.h   No more reductions are available, for the yy-gram is now simple.

2.i   "Simplify" has a special meaning in zang-fu. It means not merely "make less complicated" but rather "reduce to a simple yy-gram."

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Batch of Pancakes #2 starts from yiN

3.a   Here is a new zang-fu milieu. It is empty. Its condition is yin—dark; nothing there. Yin is one of the simple yy-grams.

3.b   Fu can not affect this yin milieu. There is nothing to eat, and it requires ( ), Yang, before it can lay an Extra Yang.

4.a   Point to this milieu and say "Short stack appear—zang!"

4.b   =(( )), zang

4.c   Point just within the outer enclosure and say "Short stack appear—zang!"

=(( )), zang

4.d   =(( )(( ))), zang

4.e   Point just within the outer enclosure and say "Extra Yang appear—fu!"

=(( )), zang

=(( )(( ))), zang

4.f   =(( )(( ))( )), fu

4.g   Point outside all enclosures and say "Extra Yang appear—fu!"

Nothing happens. The outermost milieu has no Yang to seed an Extra Yang in a fu "appear" move.

A time to tear down what was built

5.a   We have now built Batch #2. We now tear it down in some order other than the reverse of build-up order.

5.b   (( )(( ))( )), Batch #2

5.c   =(( ) ( )), zang

5.d   =(( )), fu

5.e   =     , zang

No further reductions are available, for the yy-gram is now simple—yin.




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zang good luck: (( ))=    

fu good luck: ( )( )=( )

The two Good Luck moves constitute the zang-fu arithmetic.

Simple (simple yy-gram; value)

— There are just two simple yy-grams:

Nothing, called yin; dark; missing.

( ), called yang; light; there.
The two simple yy-grams are values. They can be used to mean Yes-No, True-False, ON-OFF and many such pairs.

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For STEM students:

6.a   Batch #1 started building, in zang-fu steps, from one of the simple yy-grams. When we completed zang-fu teardown all the way to simple again, did we end up with the same simple?

6.b   What about Batch #2?

6.c   Do you think this would be true for whatever the order in which we took zang-fu appearance and disappearance steps?

6.d   This demo outlines how you might construct a proof of that           6.c   conjecture. It's a theorem we might call "the simplification of a yy-gram is unique."

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©2012 David Zethmayr
update 2012.3.28