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#1 2009-01-13 08:15:22

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Quotes from Cambridge

I think some of these are rather funny:

http://homepages.tesco.net/~scotsnet/o. … fun014.htm

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#2 2009-01-13 08:17:44

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

My favourite is probably: "Any theorem in Analysis can be fitted onto an arbitrarily small
piece of paper if you are sufficiently obscure."

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#3 2009-01-13 08:22:59

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

LOL - tesco... HA!

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#4 2009-01-13 08:43:24

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

I suggest clicking "more" at the top of the page.

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#5 2009-01-13 08:46:37

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

Lol - More... - Less... Roflol!


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#6 2009-01-13 08:52:41

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

lightning wrote:

LOL - tesco... HA!

lightning wrote:

Lol - More... - Less... Roflol!

These aren't the jokes!

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#7 2009-01-13 08:56:41

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

This book fills a well needed gap in the literature.

LMAO.gif

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#8 2009-01-13 09:34:53

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

Daniel123 wrote:
lightning wrote:

LOL - tesco... HA!

lightning wrote:

Lol - More... - Less... Roflol!

These aren't the jokes!

they're funny lol - i think they are anyways


I didn't get the other ones, but tesco and the more-less thing cracked me up LOL


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#9 2009-01-13 09:54:18

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

You don't want to prove theorems that are false.

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#10 2009-01-14 09:42:01

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

" Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Greens' functions are boring
And so are Fourier transforms. "

I love this one. Very artictic mind hehehe


Get out of your comfort zone to see the brighter horizon

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#11 2009-01-14 09:46:19

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

integer wrote:

You don't want to prove theorems that are false.

This shows that even mathematicians don’t always use technical terms properly. What they mean is: “You don’t want to prove conjectures/hypotheses that are false.”

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#12 2009-01-15 08:24:44

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

i dont get these jokes, what do they mean?


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#13 2009-01-15 09:20:17

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

lightning wrote:

i dont get these jokes, what do they mean?

There are rather a lot. Choose one and we'll explain?

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#14 2009-01-15 09:39:02

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

JaneFairfax wrote:

This book fills a well needed gap in the literature.

this one.

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#15 2009-01-15 10:26:06

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

Think about it. When is a gap of any kind “needed”? roll

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#16 2009-01-15 11:24:49

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

JaneFairfax wrote:

Think about it. When is a gap of any kind “needed”? roll

I took it to mean that the book should have never been written.

A professor after introducing tensor products said, "If you aren't confused by this, then I don't think you really understand it."


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#17 2009-01-16 03:49:18

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

gap, in a book? paragraph? space? tab indent thing when you start a new paragraph?


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#18 2009-01-20 19:05:03

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

lightning! you just took the humor out of it!


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Cheer up, emo kid.

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#19 2009-01-21 00:56:04

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Re: Quotes from Cambridge

sorry, i don't get it. can you explain?


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