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Re: The Professor and the Student
Oops, Wednesday is starting to look decidedly dicey... It's the activity of the intelligence above all that gives charm to existence. #27 20120323 11:07:02
Re: The Professor and the StudentI think I know what's wrong . Everything is in the favor of the students. If he doesn't give it on Monday then they can expect it on Tuesday . If he doesn't give it on Tuesday then they can expect it on Wednesday. If he doesn't give it on Wednesday then they can expect it on Thursday. If he doesn't give it on Thursday then they can expect it on Friday . The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #28 20120323 11:10:36
Re: The Professor and the StudentNot exactly. Since the last day is out so is the one before it. The professor is not stupid he is never going to pick Friday. He also is never going to pick Thursday. He also is never going to pick Wednesday. The difference in how the day of the test is picked. Randomly or through strategical thought. One is a logic problem the other a game theory problem. 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. #29 20120323 11:18:17
Re: The Professor and the StudentStill they can expect it whenever he gives it. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #30 20120323 11:23:45
Re: The Professor and the StudentExpecting does not count. What gurthbruins is saying is that it is not possible for the professor to choose a day. There is an argument that the students will always be sure of the day of the test. 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. #31 20120323 11:28:49
Re: The Professor and the StudentWednesday dead and buried already  I didn't think we were going to get so far so soon ... It's the activity of the intelligence above all that gives charm to existence. #32 20120323 11:50:51
Re: The Professor and the StudentHi; 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. #33 20120323 18:24:11
Re: The Professor and the Studenthi You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #34 20120323 18:56:00
Re: The Professor and the StudentInteresting, but by my reckoning I make the score about 5  5, and I myself am voting for both sides. (so far) Last edited by gurthbruins (20120323 18:57:21) It's the activity of the intelligence above all that gives charm to existence. #35 20120323 21:08:23
Re: The Professor and the StudentExcellent, Bob! "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 #36 20120324 00:31:07
Re: The Professor and the Studenthi gurthbruins
but you seem to be assuming that democracy applies in mathematics. Thanks phrontister, Bob You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #37 20120324 06:25:07
Re: The Professor and the Studenthi bob Last edited by anonimnystefy (20120324 06:25:25) The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #38 20120324 08:22:28
Re: The Professor and the Student
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. #39 20120324 08:30:50
Re: The Professor and the Studenthi bobbym Last edited by anonimnystefy (20120324 08:47:57) The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #40 20120324 08:38:16
Re: The Professor and the StudentThere is still an infinite number of them, can you see why? 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. #41 20120324 08:47:32
Re: The Professor and the Studentnope. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #42 20120324 08:48:48
Re: The Professor and the Student
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. #43 20120324 08:56:40
Re: The Professor and the Studenthere's an additional restriction: The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #44 20120324 08:57:25
Re: The Professor and the StudentNow do you want to hear my comments? 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. #45 20120324 09:22:01
Re: The Professor and the Studenthi bobbym and Stefy, You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #46 20120324 09:25:06
Re: The Professor and the StudentHi Bob; 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. #47 20120324 09:26:31
Re: The Professor and the StudentYou're both wrong.I was the one who was supposed to post that question in another thread.Sorry about this. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #48 20120324 09:32:37
Re: The Professor and the StudentSo do it. That way each can repost and then delete the wrong post version. That's equivalent to moving part of a thread only. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #49 20120324 09:41:40
Re: The Professor and the StudentOk,see you later :) The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #50 20120324 14:35:13
Re: The Professor and the StudentOK, back to the professor. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei 