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#1 2006-10-15 03:12:18

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Howdy all,

I found this forum early this year and then I got busy and disappeared a few months ago. I recently found time to come back, and I just remembered about these introduction forums and thought I should probably reintroduce myself.

I really discovered how much fun math was about 10 or 12 years ago, and decided I wanted to get serious about it. It always seemed beautiful to me because the more you learn the more power you have with it and there's no limit to how much there is to learn. No matter how much you know, you still feel like a child when you look over the next horizon at the harder material that you haven't dealt with yet. And the thrill of discovery when you finally understand it is just great!

I enjoy helping people work through problems, so I'll try and stop by the Help Me! forums as often as I can to see if I can be of any assistance. I tend to be more on the applied side of things, so I'll be less likely to understand abstract topics and number theory problems, but it looks like others around here know that stuff a bit better. Also, I try when I can to not just give the answers away, but rather to help people get past points that they are stuck on so that they can solve the problems themselves. I think that really teaches them more in the long term, and plus it's less work for me big_smile

 

#2 2006-10-15 04:32:06

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Hey you might want to get an avatar for a terrific introduction.(note terrific not terrifiying.)wave


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#3 2006-10-15 08:43:04

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Hey fgarb. I'm sure your help will be appreciated.

 

#4 2006-10-15 12:31:21

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I have already noticed some excellent posts of yours, fgarb. Welcome smile


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#5 2006-10-16 02:16:54

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An avatar's a great idea. Let's see if this works ...

 

#6 2006-10-16 02:18:41

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Excellent!

 

#7 2006-10-16 02:25:59

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Is that Einstein? Sure looks like him. tongue

 

#8 2006-10-16 08:10:14

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Welcome aboard!

I'm interrested in knowing what kind of education you have, is it math-related?


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#9 2006-10-16 17:26:40

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Wohoooo What an Avatar


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#10 2006-10-16 23:16:39

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welcome


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#11 2006-10-17 00:08:38

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"Einstein iz a doof! Ven has he ever reanimated ze dead!? Igor, fetch me ze fluid!"

Patrick, when I entered college I started out thinking I would be a math major, but my interests shifted after taking some classes. I decided to go into phyiscs instead and I am currently a graduate student working on a particle collider, but it still requires a lot of applied math.

What about the rest of you? I get the sense that many of the regulars around here are either in high school or in college. It's great seeing a forum like this that gets young people interested in talking about math.

 

#12 2006-10-17 07:42:37

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A particle collider ... what fun!

I simply love the fact that people of different ages, backgrounds, countries, etc get together here. It is like a village some days, with discussions on all sorts of things taking place in different corners. But the unifying theme of an interest in mathematics is always there, from simple geometry to advanced calculus. And seeing the generosity of people helping others gives one faith in humanity.


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#13 2006-10-21 13:28:26

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Hey, I like maths in practice, too!


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#14 2006-10-21 22:19:38

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HuH??


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#15 2006-10-21 22:37:55

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What George, Y means is that it is rather fun to use mathematics in practical projects, etc. A lot of projects nowadays revolve around only physics.

 

#16 2006-12-11 04:12:50

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welcome to fhorum


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#17 2006-12-14 04:18:33

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Yes, welcome to the MathsIsFun fhorum.

 

#18 2006-12-18 03:00:58

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suha wrote:

welcome to fhorum

ARRRRRRR.............
I MEAN FORUM


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#19 2006-12-18 06:43:20

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I know, sorry. wink

 

#20 2006-12-18 18:51:10

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its ok

fgrb welcome to the forum


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#21 2006-12-18 19:17:35

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yes welcome fgarb!

 

#22 2006-12-18 21:03:13

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tooo late toast he is a full member now

by the way where is your toast ??


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#23 2006-12-18 22:25:45

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On vacation in Haiti, or was that Hawaii? I forget...
Don't worry the toast will be back soon. In the meantime I'm trying to find an avatar that suits me.

 

#24 2006-12-19 00:03:39

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We are waiting for your Toast


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#25 2006-12-19 00:47:36

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The toast has returned!

 

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