Welcome to the forum!

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]]>I'm Paul Travis.

I am new here.Nice to know that many do love Math now a days!

That's so nice!

Go MATHEMATICS!

Ciao!

:):D:):D

]]>Nice cartoon!

]]>That is impressive. I got to 50 once.

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Welcome to the forum.

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Welcome to the forum!

]]>Yay.

-Lzernugget

]]>If you want to combine maths with astronomy here's a suggestion that shouldn't cost you too much.

"A field guide to the stars and planets" by Donald Menzel.

I bought this book 1966 edition but it's been re-printed lots of times and seems to be available second hand for a few cents.

It has accurate diagrams of the visible planetary orbits along with the data you need to calculate which one(s) will be in the night sky and in what constellation. I find it very satisfying to work out what I will be able to see on a given date, and then go out and confirm it by making the observation. A wonderful combination of mathematical modelling and science in action. You can also automate the calculations by setting up the formulas in a spreadsheet program like Excel.

Every year Nortons Star Atlas is published. It too is full of useful stuff for the star gazer. Couldn't find a 2011 edition on-line (surely it's out there somewhere?) but 2010 certainly exists. Worth a search for the latest I think.

later edit: Looks like it isn't published every year. My mistake. So 2010 is the latest.

http://www.amazon.com/Nortons-Star-Atlas-Reference-Handbook/dp/0131451642/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t/183-5354459-7109922

This will cost you a bit.

Bob

]]>Belated welcome to the forum!

You seem you are amazingly talented!

Lazernugget wrote:

I know 44 digits to Pi, (Currently) and just....well...love math!

I remember 34 digits only to Pi!

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