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You are not logged in. #4751 20120928 09:33:20
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou want to run through the streets naked shouting, "eureka?" 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. #4752 20120928 09:37:45#4753 20120928 09:38:46
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI saw the documentary, he openly wept like a little girl. I do not suggest that either. 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. #4754 20120928 09:40:05
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaReally? I did not know that. I don't remember hearing that in the documentary... #4755 20120928 09:44:16
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWhich one did you watch? 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. #4756 20120928 09:46:09
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThe one where they play the piano instrumental of Perpetuum Mobile while he writes some stuff about Galois representations. I think it is an hour long. #4757 20120928 09:47:52
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThe Nova? That is the one where he sobs even remembering 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. #4758 20120928 09:52:06
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI think I remember that. Then again, if he spent his whole life on it, I would probably sob too. #4759 20120928 09:57:11
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt is okay, he already did it. You must find something new, something unique. 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. #4760 20120928 10:02:15
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaEvery time I think I find something new or unique it has already been discovered. I remember a few years ago I discovered how to find fractional and complex derivatives (e.g. (1+i)th derivative of f(x)), by toying with the gamma function. Then I looked this up, and fractional calculus had already been invented. I don't believe they found a use for complex derivatives though. I did some up with some ideas (like an infinite series of derivatives on some function  e.g. (1/2)th derivative, followed by (1/4)th derivative, (1/8)th derivative, ... would lead to the 1st derivative, if you had the differentiation operator D tend to infinity). But I could not find anything about that. Everything I find, oh look, some guy already found it. #4761 20120928 10:10:13
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaSo. The thrill of discovery is for you alone. I remember similar incidents. I was toying around with minimax approximations for a large set of discrete data. Using matrix algebra and overdetermined systems I was able to compute them. I was so excited over it I did not tell anyone and used it in my work again and again. I smirked everytime I got an answer and my rivals did not. Then I happened to pick up a new book and saw that my method was already done by a guy named Remez. Also he had an improvement that made his better than mine. 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. #4762 20120928 10:14:32
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, I felt the same way. I kept my work secret too. It feels good when you feel like you have stepped into uncharted waters. Do you think it is more difficult to find something new in the modern mathematical era since so many things have already been discovered, or is it easier since there are more branches of mathematics than there were say 400 years ago? #4763 20120928 10:18:36
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHeard about the two 15 year old kids some years back? 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. #4764 20120928 10:20:02
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaNo, I heard about one that went to Cambridge at 15 though. #4765 20120928 10:23:09
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThese two kids discovered a theorem in geometry that Euclid and all the mathematicians after him had missed. There are more unanswered questions in mathematics today then there ever was. 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. #4766 20120928 10:25:35
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWhat was the theorem? Was it one that was surprisingly simple? #4767 20120928 10:28:03
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, it was very simple. I taped it off the news. It was only a 15 minute interview. Unfortunately I do not remember it offhand. I will look for 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. #4768 20120929 05:57:11
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThanks. #4769 20120929 06:09:01
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaDid you walk up to her and say, "Hi, we met on such and such a day?" 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. #4770 20120929 06:09:48
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaShe was surrounded by a group of guys. It was probably not a good time. #4771 20120929 06:14:45
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWhy not just bulldog your way right through them? It would drive her crazy with desire. 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. #4772 20120929 06:17:45
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaNo, the competition was too fierce today. I would have been roasted. #4773 20120929 06:18:38
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThe strength of ten would have been in your arms. You would have snapped their backs as if they were potato chips. 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. #4774 20120929 06:20:23
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI think the opposite would have happened. She was literally being swarmed with guys. I must use the tactic of divide and conquer. #4775 20120929 06:21:24
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou could have used a smoke bomb. Or a cluster bomb. Maybe even a hand grenade. 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. 