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#1 2010-10-30 19:33:49

Shann0n
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Howdy doody!

Hi everyone! My name is Shannon and I'm 24, and I've just recently discovered a love for math. Loved it when I was little, hated it as a teenager, and am currently studying high school math so I can go to university to study astrophysics. smile

None of my friends are math geeks, really, so I thought I would try and find some like-minded people on the wonderful internet!

 

#2 2010-10-30 23:53:40

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Hi Shann0n;

Welcome to the forum! You will find loads of geeks here. I meant math geeks.


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 2010-10-31 00:44:59

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Hi ShannOn,

Astrophysics is a wonderful subject. I am sure you would get to know like-minded friends.

Welcome to the forum!


Character is who you are when no one is looking.
 

#4 2010-10-31 09:07:46

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Hi Shannon, and welcome.


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

#5 2010-11-01 21:51:34

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Thanks everyone! I am having a lot of fun reading at the moment, I will try to contribute something soon. smile

 

#6 2010-11-01 21:59:57

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Hi;

What are you reading? A math book I hope!


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.
 

#7 2010-11-02 07:35:20

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I'm trying to work my way through Stephen Hawking's "Black Holes and Baby Universes" but I'm afraid I don't have the background to completely understand it. It's fun, though!

 

#8 2010-11-02 09:04:57

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Hi;

Heck, do not let that bother you,
I go through plenty of books without understanding a thing.
Matter of fact if you can go through a book learning one thing that is a big deal.


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.
 

#9 2010-11-02 17:47:32

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I agree! I think that if I do read a lot of books before I completely understand the subject matter, then when I come back to them with more knowledge I'll already have an idea of what to expect when I re-read them.

 

#10 2010-11-02 21:47:45

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I do that too. I like to hop around from one to book to another. Yes, it is haphazard but that is how I learn. What do you do? Take them in order?


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.
 

#11 2010-11-02 22:00:37

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No order, really. I just grab whatever looks interesting! I was actually looking for "A Brief History of Time", but the library didn't have it so I grabbed this one. I just read randomly on whatever interests me!

Have you read anything interesting lately?

 

#12 2010-11-02 22:06:59

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Hi;

I read " A Brief History of Time". I am currently reading a couple of math books in the hopes of solving some problems I have encountered. Have not read a novel since I picked up those God awful Michael Crichton books.


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.
 

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