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#1376 2012-03-05 08:35:14

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Why is that?


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.

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#1377 2012-03-05 08:45:09

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Re: Is this cool with you?

I don't know.Maybe because he was always behind Euler.Whatever Euler did this one also did, but worse.


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#1378 2012-03-05 08:52:20

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Not exactly. He along with Descartes is the father of Analytical geometry. He and Pascal did the first work that we now call Probaility. He developed a rudimentary calculus before Newton and Leibniz. As a number theorist he was one of the best that ever lived.


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.

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#1379 2012-03-05 08:55:00

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Still, I think lesser of him that of other mathematicians.Maybe that's just because in our literature he is very much presented as a guy who was often wrong.


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#1380 2012-03-05 09:03:13

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Re: Is this cool with you?

About what?


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.

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#1381 2012-03-05 09:54:50

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Re: Is this cool with you?

About his answers to some problems. Most of them are said to have their first answers given correctly by Euler.


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#1382 2012-03-05 10:01:11

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Those were to conjectures he formed. That does not detract from his many great contributions. If he was not one of the great mathematicians of all time, he certainly was the greatest amateur one.


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.

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#1383 2012-03-05 10:04:08

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That may be.I also wonder why I always mixed Gauss and Euler.


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#1384 2012-03-05 10:12:22

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Personally, I like Euler better.


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.

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#1385 2012-03-05 10:22:39

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Me too! smile

I like him the most of all mathematicians.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-03-05 10:30:35)


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#1386 2012-03-05 10:25:51

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One of mine as well.


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.

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#1387 2012-03-05 10:26:42

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Who are others?


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#1388 2012-03-05 10:32:10

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Abraham DeMoivre, Herbert S. Wilf, Doron Zeilberger, Kummer, Fermat, Legendre, Lagrange, Forman S. Acton.


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.

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#1389 2012-03-05 10:53:06

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One of those has a funny name.I know only half of those.


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#1390 2012-03-05 11:03:57

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Heck, I only know a third of them. Who the heck is Wilf?


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.

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#1391 2012-03-05 11:16:07

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Re: Is this cool with you?

How do you know he's one of your favourites if you don't know who he is.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#1392 2012-03-05 11:17:28

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Re: Is this cool with you?

I do not, let's ask the guy in post 1389.


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.

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#1393 2012-03-05 11:23:00

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But you are that guy !

Btw, I wrote this whole post with my nose.


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#1394 2012-03-05 11:54:07

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Make sure you clean that keyboard up.


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.

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#1395 2012-03-05 12:20:38

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It's on my touch screen mobile phone keyboard, so it's even more disguising, but at least I get to brag about it. big_smile


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#1396 2012-03-05 12:36:21

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Re: Is this cool with you?

And where is your desktop?


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.

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#1397 2012-03-13 23:40:01

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Re: Is this cool with you?

New problem!

A gambler plays a game with a rookie. They agree to flip a coin with an even money payoff. That is, if the gambler bets .25 he wins .25 on heads and loses .25 on tails. The coin is biased with P(heads) = .53 and P(tails)=.47. The gambler takes heads and the rookie takes tails. If the gambler loses all his money the game is over. The gambler has been running bad so his bankroll is only one dollar! What fraction of the gamblers bankroll should he bet on each flip to maximize his profit?

A says)Ridiculous question. Bet it all each time! You have the edge. More money bet means bigger profit.

B says)Not necessarily, there is a mathematical rule that

C says)Oh, shut up B. A is correct. Bet it all each time!

D says) I have heard of that rule, but I do not understand it.

E says) It is silly to bet it all. You could lose on the first bet and make nothing at all. The correct idea is to try not to go broke. Then you will earn a steady profit.

What would you do?


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.

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#1398 2012-03-14 02:33:09

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Re: Is this cool with you?

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."

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#1399 2012-03-14 03:18:46

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Re: Is this cool with you?

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.

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#1400 2012-03-14 04:58:38

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Re: Is this cool with you?

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."

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