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Geometrical ProgressionHi; "The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible." Albert Einstein #2 20130821 17:45:41
Re: Geometrical ProgressionOnce upon a time, there was a king. The king was rich but he did not want to give anything to the people. In that time, all the people are suffering from famine. "The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible." Albert Einstein #3 20130822 05:17:03
Re: Geometrical ProgressionSounds like the checker board story. 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. #4 20130822 11:32:34
Re: Geometrical ProgressionWhat is it? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #5 20130822 11:44:13
Re: Geometrical ProgressionI have to tell the story from memory because I was very young when this happened. 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. #6 20130823 22:19:01
Re: Geometrical ProgressionWhat means "circa"? "The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible." Albert Einstein #7 20130823 22:25:31
Re: Geometrical ProgressionHaha, I doubt he meant that. He was just young when he heard the story. I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #8 20130823 23:01:28
Re: Geometrical ProgressionHi Amartyanil; 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 20130829 14:14:20
Re: Geometrical ProgressionHi bobbym; "The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible." Albert Einstein #10 20130829 14:16:08
Re: Geometrical Progressionmeans around or about 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda 