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#1 2010-10-08 00:48:09

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Hey forum! Im new and I hope you can help me survive for years to come

Hey guys. I've started studying biochemistry at uni, and for the first couple of months we have a math intro course. In this course we're bombarded with excruciatingly hard assignments, where you often don't even understand the question.

Luckily I came across this place (!) and I hope some of you might be able to help me out big_smile I'm that kind of person who understands tangible problems, and not some intersection of some graph in some otherworldly dimension, so I could use a little help at times tongue

 

#2 2010-10-08 01:03:48

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Hi Fzang;

I'm that kind of person who understands tangible problems, and not some intersection of some graph in some otherworldly dimension,

Welcome to the forum! Do not worry there is plenty of math for tangible problems as well as for the otherworldly dimensions. You may wish you were in one of those otherworldly dimensions after you see how untangible tangible problems are.


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.
 

#3 2010-10-08 01:15:02

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You may wish you were in one of those otherworldly dimensions after you see how untangible tangible problems are.

Intangible big_smile

neutral sorry, low kick. This is a math forum.

But you're right. The hardest questions often need the simplest solutions... and the other way around at times, unfortunately.

 

#4 2010-10-08 01:23:25

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No, I meant untangible. Intangible does not describe it well enough.

Anyway what is the difference, do you have any problems right now that need work?


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.
 

#5 2010-10-08 01:49:19

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Actually, I do. I'll get to them in a minute, when I've finished writing down the solution to another problem smile

 
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