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You are not logged in. #1226 20120131 22:11:24
Re: Is this cool with you?Okay. "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." #1227 20120131 22:14:24
Re: Is this cool with you?How did you do on your exams? 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. #1228 20120131 22:23:15
Re: Is this cool with you?Exams were okay... "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." #1229 20120131 22:32:44
Re: Is this cool with you?Good! I am glad you had no problems. What made you choose that probability book and is it the third edition? 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. #1230 20120131 22:49:09
Re: Is this cool with you?That probability book is the fourth edition. I wanted a book on probability, it looked better among the books there. "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." #1231 20120131 22:58:12
Re: Is this cool with you?The Feller books, V1,2,3. 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. #1232 20120131 23:06:06
Re: Is this cool with you?Okay. "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." #1233 20120131 23:09:04
Re: Is this cool with you?There is one more that I have been using 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. #1234 20120131 23:12:48
Re: Is this cool with you?Okay, 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." #1235 20120131 23:15:15
Re: Is this cool with you?I know that is a big list but looking through a lot of books helps to understand difficult concepts. 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. #1236 20120131 23:23:11
Re: Is this cool with you?Yes, that's right! "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." #1237 20120131 23:24:27
Re: Is this cool with you?Trying to learn from a book is hard. 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. #1238 20120131 23:47:46
Re: Is this cool with you?Yes, but I like to learn the hard way! "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." #1239 20120201 00:07:42
Re: Is this cool with you?It is rewarding to learn like that and very private. Sometimes I wish there was a faster way. 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. #1240 20120201 00:20:11
Re: Is this cool with you?Learning at our own pace is the way to learn! "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." #1241 20120201 00:24:49
Re: Is this cool with you?There are two compendiums. 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. #1242 20120201 00:28:19
Re: Is this cool with you?What are they? "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." #1243 20120201 00:33:43
Re: Is this cool with you?CRC concise encyclopedia of mathematics V1,2,3,4 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. #1244 20120201 00:36:02
Re: Is this cool with you?Oh, okay. Thanks. "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." #1245 20120201 00:36:57
Re: Is this cool with you?Also another: 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. #1246 20120201 00:42:50
Re: Is this cool with you?Okay. "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." #1247 20120201 00:46:33
Re: Is this cool with you?They are not exhaustive but they do contain lots of problems. Also Guy has a book on open number theory problems. 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. #1248 20120201 00:48:14
Re: Is this cool with you?Yes, I don't know whether I'll be able to go through all of them. "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." #1249 20120201 00:51:44
Re: Is this cool with you?Who could? I like the OEIS best. Generate a sequence and then find the generating function already done for you. 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. #1250 20120201 01:00:35
Re: Is this cool with you?I too frequently use OEIS for problems involving sequences. "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." 