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#1 2012-01-03 02:38:25

Registered: 2012-01-03
Posts: 5

Checking in

As an elderly gentleman who has decided to encourage his 'little grey cells' to become more active, I have joined your happy band in the hope of having a good workout. Currently I'm using the 'Khan Academy' site to help blow away the cobwebs but will doubtless be postings queries soon.
  Much power to your elbows.


#2 2012-01-03 03:45:26

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 94,020

Re: Checking in

Hi StrollingBy;

You might find that this sort of place can give you an even bigger mental workout. Welcome to the forum!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.


#3 2012-01-03 04:20:35

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,882

Re: Checking in

hi StrollingBy

Excellent attitude!  Welcome to the forum!

Bob (in the prime of my life)

You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei


#4 2012-01-03 21:54:55

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 16,482

Re: Checking in

Hi StrollingBy,

Welcome to the forum!

Character is who you are when no one is looking.


#5 2012-01-04 01:31:02

Real Member
From: The Foundation
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 15,918

Re: Checking in

hi StrollingBy


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.


#6 2012-01-04 09:37:51

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,560

Re: Checking in

Welcome StrollingBy, hope you enjoy.

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


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