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## #651 2012-04-11 16:46:00

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### Re: Oh,Oh,Oh,merry analysis!!!

They will all be continued in the computer math 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.

## #652 2012-04-11 17:16:00

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Yes,I saw that. What will we do here then?

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## #653 2012-04-11 17:23:50

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I think there are many outstanding problems in this 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.

## #654 2012-04-11 17:26:08

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Like what?

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## #655 2012-04-11 17:34:15

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Post #401 for instance.

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.

## #656 2012-04-11 17:39:19

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Axam,ok. I will try that as soon as I can.

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“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

## #657 2012-04-11 17:43:27

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Okay, let me know if you get stuck.

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.

## #658 2012-07-04 13:18:35

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Hi bobbym

Can you tell me examples of algorithms that are O((n!)^(n!)), O(sin(n)), O(cos(n)), O(sqrt(n)), O(n^(1/n))?

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“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

## #659 2012-07-04 18:18:07

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Hi;

Offhand? No, I can not.

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.

## #660 2012-07-04 22:43:48

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Can you construct such algorithms?

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

## #661 2012-07-04 22:58:43

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O(sin(n))? What is that?

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.

## #662 2012-07-04 22:59:31

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Maybe a better one would be O(abs(sin(x))).

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

## #663 2012-07-04 23:11:25

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Why would we not just pick the maximum value and say O(1)?

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.

## #664 2012-07-04 23:27:43

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Because it is faster than O(1).

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

## #665 2012-07-04 23:37:08

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|sin(n)| can take any value between 0 and 1. Isn't that less than some constant? Isn't that constant 1?

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.

## #666 2012-07-04 23:54:17

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Yes. But that doesn't give us an algorithm with complexity |sin(n)|.

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

## #667 2012-07-04 23:57:34

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What I am saying is I do not know what that means. I know what O(n) means and O(n^2) but what does O(|sin(n)|) mean for an algorithm?

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.

## #668 2012-07-04 23:59:23

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It could mean that the number of operations oscilates as the largeness of input goes up.

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

## #669 2012-07-05 00:05:53

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Personally, I have never seen that. I am not an expert on Landau notation. Have you?

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.

## #670 2012-07-05 00:33:34

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No. I thought maybe you would know.

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

## #671 2012-07-05 00:41:18

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Remember the chart they give you on the various Big(O)'s? That is about all I can deal with.

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.

## #672 2012-07-05 00:43:44

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So nothing on sin and cos. What about the other two?

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

## #673 2012-07-05 00:50:11

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O(n!^(n!)), are you serious? If you wrote an algorithm that was that bad you would never work again.

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.

## #674 2012-07-05 00:52:28

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Well there is always worse. O(n^^^n), using Knuth's up arrow notation

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

## #675 2012-07-05 01:06:47

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True. No computer could run such an algorithm.

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.