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Howdy doody!Hi everyone! My name is Shannon and I'm 24, and I've just recently discovered a love for math. Loved it when I was little, hated it as a teenager, and am currently studying high school math so I can go to university to study astrophysics. #2 20101030 23:53:40
Re: Howdy doody!Hi Shann0n; 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. #3 20101031 00:44:59
Re: Howdy doody!Hi ShannOn, Character is who you are when no one is looking. #4 20101031 09:07:46
Re: Howdy doody!Hi Shannon, and welcome. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20101101 21:51:34
Re: Howdy doody!Thanks everyone! I am having a lot of fun reading at the moment, I will try to contribute something soon. #6 20101101 21:59:57
Re: Howdy doody!Hi; 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. #7 20101102 07:35:20
Re: Howdy doody!I'm trying to work my way through Stephen Hawking's "Black Holes and Baby Universes" but I'm afraid I don't have the background to completely understand it. It's fun, though! #8 20101102 09:04:57
Re: Howdy doody!Hi; 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. #9 20101102 17:47:32
Re: Howdy doody!I agree! I think that if I do read a lot of books before I completely understand the subject matter, then when I come back to them with more knowledge I'll already have an idea of what to expect when I reread them. #10 20101102 21:47:45
Re: Howdy doody!I do that too. I like to hop around from one to book to another. Yes, it is haphazard but that is how I learn. What do you do? Take them in order? 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. #11 20101102 22:00:37
Re: Howdy doody!No order, really. I just grab whatever looks interesting! I was actually looking for "A Brief History of Time", but the library didn't have it so I grabbed this one. I just read randomly on whatever interests me! #12 20101102 22:06:59
Re: Howdy doody!Hi; 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. 