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#1101 2011-10-23 04:06:11

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Okay gAr, thanks for stopping by!


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.
 

#1102 2011-10-23 04:09:33

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I'll stop by whenever I find some time, it's such fun!


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1103 2011-10-23 04:11:05

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Yes! I enjoy it too.


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.
 

#1104 2011-10-23 18:12:58

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Hi bobbym,

Last edited by gAr (2011-10-23 18:13:12)


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1105 2011-10-23 22:34:48

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Hi gAr;


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.
 

#1106 2011-10-23 23:03:06

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Hi bobbym,

Thank you!


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1107 2011-10-23 23:15:14

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You are welcome and nice to see you are not rusty.

New problem:

Prove:



When n>0


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.
 

#1108 2011-10-28 23:54:32

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What is the probability that there are more heads than tails if a coin is flipped n times?

A says) Silly question! It is obviously 1 / 2.

B says) Nope.

C says) I have to agree with B. A's answer is wrong half the time!

D says) A again! He is the man!

E says) As usual A's answer is gibberish. Next to A, B looks like a genius.

What do you think?


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.
 

#1109 2011-10-29 04:42:45

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Hi bobbym,


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1110 2011-10-29 08:51:41

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Hi gAr;


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.
 

#1111 2011-10-29 16:27:16

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Hi bobbym,


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1112 2011-10-29 20:58:39

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Hi gAr;

I will need to look at that then. Would you say that was a difficult problem?


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.
 

#1113 2011-10-29 21:08:22

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Hi bobbym,

Okay.
I think it was a relatively easier one.
I tabulated the values for a few small n's and figured it out...


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1114 2011-10-29 21:10:38

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Hi gAr;

Okay, thanks for saying.


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.
 

#1115 2011-10-29 21:42:51

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Hi bobbym,

You're welcome.


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1116 2011-10-29 21:48:14

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Hi gAr;

How are you and how are you doing?


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.
 

#1117 2011-10-29 23:15:20

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Hi bobbym,

I'm fine. Formal education is wasting my time. I'm forced to do things which I despise!

How are you doing?


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1118 2011-10-29 23:17:03

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Hi gAr;

Bothered by a migraine, other than that okay. I think I am going to just close my eyes and rest for a while. See you later.


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.
 

#1119 2011-10-29 23:21:04

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Hi bobbym,

That must be uncomfortable.
You sleep well instead of just closing the eyes.
See you later.


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1120 2011-10-30 07:29:49

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Hi gAr;

That is exactly what happened. Went out like a dead lightbulb.

Okay, what courses are they making you take?


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.
 

#1121 2011-10-31 04:59:05

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Hi bobbym,

Glad to hear that it's gone.

More than the courses, it's those people around, arrogant and jerks!


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1122 2011-10-31 05:00:06

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Students, teachers or both?


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.
 

#1123 2011-10-31 05:11:14

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Teachers! Not all of them, though.
Also ignorant, I may add.
I think there'll be such people anywhere I go! But I do not know how to deal with it.


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."
 

#1124 2011-10-31 05:26:28

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Hi gAr;

That will come in time. Do not worry about it.


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.
 

#1125 2011-10-31 06:31:09

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The answer to the exercise in post #1109 still has not been posted.


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