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Running in a circle.This problem was posed in another thread: 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. #2 20120205 01:08:21
Re: Running in a circle.Hi Bobby, A nice graphical solution method! Last edited by phrontister (20120205 01:12:17) "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #3 20120205 05:08:50
Re: Running in a circle.Hi phrontister; 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. #4 20120205 12:49:23
Re: Running in a circle.Hi Bobby, "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #5 20120205 12:52:54
Re: Running in a circle.A's comments are my own thoughts on the mathematical and scientific community in general. Play with geogebra and you will be way ahead of him. 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. 