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**Lazernugget****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-22
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Hey people! I'm Lazernugget, I'm kinda young, but my love for Math, Physics, Astronomy, Inventing, Math, Physics, Astrono-Wait...I already said those! XD...So yeah....I LOVE advanced math...even though that math is like 5 grades ahead of me...I know 44 digits to Pi, (Currently) and just....well...love math! I want to be an astronomer and inventor, and understand most physics, ALL about astronomy, and I find Algebra section 2 being more fun than algebra section 1! I know geometry, and combination math, and (What I'm proud of,) I know how to do SOME Trigonometry! You will learn more of my personality soon, so I hope everyone's friendly and helpful! See ya!

-Lazernugget

MATH......that is all.

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

Welcome to the forum! How young or how old are you? Why astronomy? Ever thought about a career in math? If you love it then that is where you ought to be, maybe?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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**Lazernugget****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-22
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I am 10..funny right?

I just love the idea of Astronomy...It has A LOT to do with math...and physics...Looking and finding new planets and stars...mapping the universe...My inventing comes in many ways...I have satellite blueprints, a new space-craft design, and such...yeah...

-Lazernugget

MATH......that is all.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No that is not funny. I am impressed! Hope to see what you can do.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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**Lazernugget****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-22
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Thanks Bobbym, Good to see a respecting online Mod like you...mods on another forum I know of are too strict and un-understanding of people...

-Lazernugget

P.S. What are these for? I seek knowledge! Here: ∴ ∑ ∫

MATH......that is all.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks Bobbym, Good to see a respecting online Mod like you...mods on another forum I know of are too strict and un-understanding of people...

I agree. I am subject to it too. They are bashing me horribly on another forum. I had posts deleted from my score there to prevent me from being considered for a moderator. I would only be a moderator there to protect myself and for no other reason. I am laughed at, ridiculed, called names by the mods.

2 or 3 people think that the moderation here is too stern. I only wish to the three of them that I could sign them up over there. They deserve each other.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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**Lazernugget****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-22
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Ahhh...

Again, Can you explain what these are called? Here: ∴ ∑ ∫

MATH......that is all.

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

That is the therefore sign. The next is sigma or sum of. The next is an integral.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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**Lazernugget****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-22
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ahhh, now I remember! Great! Knowledge!!!

I like to feed my brain...

Thanks.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Well do not feed it too much. I knew a guy who fed his brain and it became fat. So he had to put it on a diet.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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**Lazernugget****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-22
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XD

lololol...

That's funny. BRAIN FOOD....

-Lazernugget

MATH......that is all.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Hi Lazernugget ... welcome!

Astronomy is fascinating. And yes, there is lots of mathematics in it!

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

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**Lazernugget****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-22
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Oh Hi MIF! I learned alot yesterday from your website! I'm a 10 year old who gets Sin/cosine/tangents! I find math awesome...

-Lazernugget

MATH......that is all.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi Lazernugget,

Belated welcome to the forum!

You seem you are amazingly talented!

Lazernugget wrote:

I know 44 digits to Pi, (Currently) and just....well...love math!

I remember 34 digits only to Pi!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Lazernugget

If you want to combine maths with astronomy here's a suggestion that shouldn't cost you too much.

"A field guide to the stars and planets" by Donald Menzel.

I bought this book 1966 edition but it's been re-printed lots of times and seems to be available second hand for a few cents.

It has accurate diagrams of the visible planetary orbits along with the data you need to calculate which one(s) will be in the night sky and in what constellation. I find it very satisfying to work out what I will be able to see on a given date, and then go out and confirm it by making the observation. A wonderful combination of mathematical modelling and science in action. You can also automate the calculations by setting up the formulas in a spreadsheet program like Excel.

Every year Nortons Star Atlas is published. It too is full of useful stuff for the star gazer. Couldn't find a 2011 edition on-line (surely it's out there somewhere?) but 2010 certainly exists. Worth a search for the latest I think.

later edit: Looks like it isn't published every year. My mistake. So 2010 is the latest.

http://www.amazon.com/Nortons-Star-Atlas-Reference-Handbook/dp/0131451642/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t/183-5354459-7109922

This will cost you a bit.

Bob

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**Lazernugget****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-22
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Cool! Thanks everyone!

Yay.

-Lzernugget

MATH......that is all.

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**dolgopolov****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-26
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hello, nice to meet you! all i can say is, learn as much as you can but also have fun, use khanacademy, examsolutions etc and as many youtube videos as you can, read books, find good math teachers, use mathisfun and physicsforums and WA to learn. when you dont understand just ask someone, other people never have this kind of thing when they were young, make the most of it

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi dolgopolov,

Welcome to the forum!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**clayton20101****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-29
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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi clayton20101,

[color=000095]**Welcome to the forum!**[/color]

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi clayton20101;

Welcome to the forum.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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44 digits? Quite impressive. You may break my record soon! Currently, the most I have been able to recite together are 73 - and I am 1 year older then you! I really need to get memorizing more - one year can memorize 100 digits.

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

That is impressive. I got to 50 once.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

Nice cartoon!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**paul50nine****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-10
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hi everyone!

I'm Paul Travis.

I am new here.Nice to know that many do love Math now a days!

That's so nice!

Go MATHEMATICS!

Ciao!

:):D:):D

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