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Learning MathematicsI have done a short essay on Learning Mathematics "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20090805 23:48:37
Re: Learning MathematicsI think seeing the proofs of formulas always helps a lot, because then when you use the formula you know what you're doing. "Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true." Bertrand Russell #3 20090806 01:26:32
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http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=12512 Last edited by bobbym (20090807 03:25:15) In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20090806 17:45:19
Re: Learning MathematicsThanks Uber and bobby. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20090808 06:13:57
Re: Learning MathematicsI read a lot of books and went on the internet and spent hours doing maths problems, just investigate ideas. Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band? To get to the other ...um...!!! #6 20090808 12:11:52
Re: Learning MathematicsInvestigating ideas is wonderful. I might mention that, if that is okay. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #7 20090809 23:33:11
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Not this is important but on the link for patterns, where it has the 8 semiregular, one of them is chiral (it's mirror image looks different!) in this case the first one. Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band? To get to the other ...um...!!! #8 20090810 07:50:28
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So it is! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #9 20090810 08:03:48
Re: Learning MathematicsHi MathsisFun; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #10 20090810 21:21:00
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Thanks. Is "demiregular" too illdefined to mention? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #11 20090811 06:32:06
Re: Learning MathematicsHi MathsisFun; Last edited by bobbym (20090811 06:32:35) In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 