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**Dross****Member**- Registered: 2006-08-24
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Hello there!

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

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! 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)*

Bad speling makes me [sic]

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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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**Dross****Member**- Registered: 2006-08-24
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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.

Bad speling makes me [sic]

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Welcome to the forum, Dross! I mean, the user.

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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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Hi.

I fully agree with Devy. (tell me if you don't like Devy)-

Every member is important. More members-bigger importance.

IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations.

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Dross wrote:

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

Why "="?

IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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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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**Dross****Member**- Registered: 2006-08-24
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Indeed it was a typo - silly me

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

Bad speling makes me [sic]

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**All_Is_Number****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-10
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Dross wrote:

Hello there!

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

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! 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?

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

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.B._Cooper

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

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/scams/DB_Cooper/index.html

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**soha****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-07
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Welcome Dross

"Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!"

- David O. McKay

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