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#5051 2012-10-04 08:42:00

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It is tough to tell with her. I don't think she is that shy.

#5052 2012-10-04 09:00:52

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hi;

Sorry for the delays. My phone is very busy today. If she is not shy then you have a good chance with her.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5053 2012-10-04 09:02:44

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

You have the opposite problem to me. My phone is rarely ever called or texted, so whenever I get an important call/text I tend to miss it.

She hangs around with girls, but not a lot of boys. But on the other hand, I hang around with boys, but not a lot of girls.

#5054 2012-10-04 09:06:39

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That does not mean much. People tend to hang with their friends which despite what hollywood says are usually the same gender.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5055 2012-10-04 09:08:26

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

So it is not a great indicator of whether or not someone is shy?

#5056 2012-10-04 09:15:45

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

You have spoken to her in person.  Was she shy? That is the best indicator.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5057 2012-10-04 09:16:32

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

She didn't appear to be.

#5058 2012-10-04 09:22:47

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Now if you could only get her to know that mathematicians are superior to zoologists then you are in heaven.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5059 2012-10-04 09:25:00

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Why would I be in heaven?

#5060 2012-10-04 09:29:09

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Just a joke. Everytime I have met up with one of those bio people they always hated mathematicians.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5061 2012-10-04 09:31:33

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I don't understand why they hate us. We don't hate them, do we?

#5062 2012-10-04 09:37:16

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I do not like them very much. Hate is too draining.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5063 2012-10-04 09:40:41

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I wonder if I can find a way to make her like maths in any way.

#5064 2012-10-04 09:42:51

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That may be difficult. Perhaps you can tell her about the history of math.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5065 2012-10-04 09:44:23

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I'd have to do some research for myself on that. I am not able to give the complete history. I think telling her the history of maths would bore her.

#5066 2012-10-04 09:46:53

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

How about a 150 page dissertation on the accumulation of errors in floating point computations? That will thrill her silly.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5067 2012-10-04 09:50:30

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I think if I sent her that she would want me to read a 150-page zoology paper. Torture for the both of us...

#5068 2012-10-04 09:55:20

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

You could counter with Andy's original 200 page proof.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5069 2012-10-04 10:01:27

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Andy as in Andrew Wiles? She may not be interested in FLT. I would have to think about what would appeal to her. Typically I have found that the three things my friends are impressed by are calculus 'tricks' (like fractional calculus), complex numbers, and modular arithmetic.

#5070 2012-10-04 10:08:49

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I was joking about Andy's proof. It even put him to sleep while reading it.

Much better is number theory. Or why computers can not really do arithmetic.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5071 2012-10-04 10:14:09

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Number theory is great. Maybe an appropriate choice for PJ, although being a biologist she may dislike it if she cannot see an immediate application.

#5072 2012-10-04 10:15:13

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Wait, what do you mean by computers can't do arithmetic?

#5073 2012-10-04 10:15:39

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

You can always explain how the factoring of numbers relates to cryptography.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5074 2012-10-04 10:24:04

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I don't know. I get the feeling maths is vomitworthy to her. Maybe she will like the statistics (the most relevant field to biologists I guess).

#5075 2012-10-04 10:25:11

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, they like statistics as long as it agrees with their pet theories.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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