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PiI redid my page on Pi: Pi "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20120318 19:57:29
Re: PiHi MathsIsFun; 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 20120318 20:06:44
Re: PiI love it. Don't think outside the box. Think there is no box #4 20120319 07:08:44
Re: PiThanks guys! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20120323 07:13:25
Re: PiNice pi page!,mif. I read the 101 digits and it is perfect to how i say it since college. no errors. igloo myrtilles fourmis #6 20120323 12:03:34
Re: PiThanks John, it is impressive that you know the digits so well. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #7 20120323 12:16:35
Re: PiI watched a video on YouTube channel called numberphile.it is about some rolling balls and pi. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #8 20120323 12:23:29
Re: PiOne interesting fact is that Dr Matrix wrote down the millionth digit of pi and gave it to Martin Gardner before it was calculated. He said it would be a five and he was right. 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 20120323 12:25:58
Re: PiHe had a 1 in 10 chance of being right. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #10 20120323 12:26:54
Re: PiYes, he had a 9 in10 of being wrong. 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 20120323 12:29:44
Re: PiObviously ." The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #12 20120323 12:30:53
Re: PiI do not think he guessed or pulled a Lemon Drop Kid. 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. #13 20120329 12:35:23
Re: PiJust out of interest of probability of pi digits, here is a fact: igloo myrtilles fourmis #14 20120329 17:54:26
Re: PiYes, we should expect randomness to give unusual results shouldn't we? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #15 20120330 12:49:54
Re: PiWell 1st pi might not be exactly random since it is a useful number in our base10. However, given for example a twenty sided die that is marked 1 to 10 twice over to fill the the twenty sides. Now roll the die a thousand times. I would expect that you might get 4 or 5 of a number in a row, but probably not 6 or 7 for only a thousand rolls. But "overclumping" in randomness does occur now and then and it is normal I guess. But if patterns emerged more often than statistics say it should, then we have found an unusual clump in the randomness. However, if you search hard enough for patterns of various kinds, you can probably find something in anything, like say something like, every 4th number formed such and such a pattern like counting from 1 to 7, but you have to skip by 4's, so the more patterns you look for, the more patterns you will find. It is kind of silly I know... Last edited by John E. Franklin (20120330 12:50:37) igloo myrtilles fourmis 