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Frankly I am a little miffed.Hi fellow posters; 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. #2 20100228 17:06:25
Re: Frankly I am a little miffed.Is that a mutually exclusive or? "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..." #3 20100228 21:00:23
Re: Frankly I am a little miffed.Did you know they used to zero the 8 bit accumulator on the old Z80's with a single instruction: XOR A which would exclusive or A with itself. This was faster and shorter than LD A,0. 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 20100301 00:10:01
Re: Frankly I am a little miffed.I posted my own little rant at the other thread. Last edited by JaneFairfax (20100301 00:10:31) #5 20100301 07:13:37
Re: Frankly I am a little miffed.Hi Jane; 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. 