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#1 2006-09-06 22:32:38

Dross
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hello world

Hello there! wave

I found this place recently... looks really nice, I'm surprised I never found it before! I'm sure I'll enjoy it here smile

Edit: (thought I'd add a bit more than just "Hi there!")

I'm from Durham in the UK. I have to say, I'm impressed that this forum can use LaTeX inputs (and also that I can remember how to use LaTeX:P), otherwise things could get very messy! dizzy Am looking forward to helping a few people out and keeping up my math skills at various levels, I would hate to have them just fade away on me.

There's no particular area of maths that I would say I "specialise" in, or am more interested in than any other, though I can definitely appreciate the beauty of calculus for itself.

Last edited by Dross (2006-09-07 00:16:32)


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#2 2006-09-07 00:41:09

MathsIsFun
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Re: hello world

Hi there Dross, glad to have you on board.

(Isn't dross the stuff that floats on molten metal?)


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#3 2006-09-07 03:56:19

Dross
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Re: hello world

It is indeed - it is also a generic term for superfluous things ("Etiquete? It's, you know, how you fold your cutlery at bed-time and all that dross"), not to mention a most excellent song by the Smashing Pumpkins.


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#4 2006-09-07 05:15:00

Devantè
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Re: hello world

Welcome to the forum, Dross! I mean, the user. tongue

Be sure to join in to some of the discussions here. Every member here is another important person and source of knowledge.

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#5 2006-09-07 06:22:24

krassi_holmz
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Re: hello world

Hi.
I fully agree with Devy. (tell me if you don't like Devy)-
Every member is important. More members-bigger importance.


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#6 2006-09-07 06:29:06

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Re: hello world

Dross wrote:

"Mathematics is the queen of the sciences" = C F Gauss

Why "="?


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#7 2006-09-07 06:43:17

Devantè
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Re: hello world

I think the full quote was "Mathematics is the Queen of the sciences, and arithmetic the Queen of mathematics".

I think = was mistaken for '-'.

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#8 2006-09-07 08:43:02

Dross
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Re: hello world

Indeed it was a typo - silly me tongue

I always thought it was "..., and number theory is the queen of mathematics"? But I don't really agree with that last bit, so I just use selective quoting big_smile


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#9 2006-09-15 10:18:53

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Re: hello world

Dross wrote:

Hello there! wave

I found this place recently... looks really nice, I'm surprised I never found it before! I'm sure I'll enjoy it here smile

Edit: (thought I'd add a bit more than just "Hi there!")

I'm from Durham in the UK. I have to say, I'm impressed that this forum can use LaTeX inputs (and also that I can remember how to use LaTeX:P), otherwise things could get very messy! dizzy Am looking forward to helping a few people out and keeping up my math skills at various levels, I would hate to have them just fade away on me.

There's no particular area of maths that I would say I "specialise" in, or am more interested in than any other, though I can definitely appreciate the beauty of calculus for itself.

Is that DB Cooper in your avatar? Are you DB Cooper? cool


You can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once.

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#10 2006-09-15 10:43:15

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Re: hello world

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.B._Cooper


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#11 2006-09-15 21:38:54

Devantè
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Re: hello world

http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/scams/DB_Cooper/index.html

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#12 2006-12-26 22:34:13

soha
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Re: hello world

Welcome Dross


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