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**scientia****Member**- Registered: 2009-11-13
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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks.

scientia potentia est

**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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hello Jane;

I was working on something else when I remembered this question.

#6 an oldie but goody.

**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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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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bobbym wrote:

OMG! Its been such a while since I posted the problem that Ive forgotten the solution myself!

Ive glanced through your solutions, and I dont think they look right. Give me some time to remember the solution.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Jane;

So good to see you!

A crazy man wrote:

As usual the clever attempt is wrong. You see math and cleverness just don't go together.

Yes, one is quite wrong, or maybe both!

One is so clever

One is straight out of the book

Omnipresent traps

**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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Jane;

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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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Jane;

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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**scientia****Member**- Registered: 2009-11-13
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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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I forgot about #6. Thanks, scientia.

Next question is on algebraic topology.

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