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You are not logged in. #5051 20121005 06:42:00
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt is tough to tell with her. I don't think she is that shy. #5052 20121005 07:00:52
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHi; 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. #5053 20121005 07:02:44
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou 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. #5054 20121005 07:06:39
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThat 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. 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. #5055 20121005 07:08:26
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaSo it is not a great indicator of whether or not someone is shy? #5056 20121005 07:15:45
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou 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. 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. #5057 20121005 07:16:32#5058 20121005 07:22:47
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaNow 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. 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. #5059 20121005 07:25:00#5060 20121005 07:29:09
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaJust 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. 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. #5061 20121005 07:31:33
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI don't understand why they hate us. We don't hate them, do we? #5062 20121005 07:37:16
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI do not like them very much. Hate is too draining. 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. #5063 20121005 07:40:41
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI wonder if I can find a way to make her like maths in any way. #5064 20121005 07:42:51
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThat 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. 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. #5065 20121005 07:44:23
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI'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 20121005 07:46:53
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHow 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. 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. #5067 20121005 07:50:30
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI think if I sent her that she would want me to read a 150page zoology paper. Torture for the both of us... #5068 20121005 07:55:20
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou could counter with Andy's original 200 page proof. 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. #5069 20121005 08:01:27
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaAndy 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 20121005 08:08:49
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI was joking about Andy's proof. It even put him to sleep while reading it. 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. #5071 20121005 08:14:09
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaNumber 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 20121005 08:15:13
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWait, what do you mean by computers can't do arithmetic? #5073 20121005 08:15:39
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou can always explain how the factoring of numbers relates to cryptography. 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. #5074 20121005 08:24:04
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI 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 20121005 08:25:11
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, 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. 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. 