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Euclidean Geometrydiagram in post 24. Last edited by bob bundy (20100703 22:47:52) You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #2 20100703 22:35:13
Re: Euclidean Geometrywhoops. I've got BBCode on but my image tag hasn't worked. Last edited by bob bundy (20100703 22:37:16) You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #3 20100703 23:14:20
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi 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. #4 20100704 00:42:41
Re: Euclidean GeometryWell, there are certinaly enough restrictions to make the question welldefined and only have one answer. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #5 20100704 02:02:20
Re: Euclidean GeometryThat is one of (the so called "easier" one) the "toughest easy geometry problems" of this world. I don't know who composed it but the solution does take a lot of constructions. I couldn't solve it on my own! If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point. #6 20100704 04:38:32
Re: Euclidean GeometryThanks for inserting my diagram. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #7 20100704 12:21:18
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi;
This is all I will post so others can work on 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. #8 20100705 09:07:27
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi, You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #9 20100705 20:00:48
Re: Euclidean GeometrySorry, bob, Euclid is dead but this is what I did. My command of compass and ruler is limited so forgive my ugly diagram. Also Point A is not shown at the top of the diagram. 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. #10 20100706 19:32:08
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi bobbym You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #11 20100706 20:08:59
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi bob bundy;
Yes, it is an excellent move but it is not mine. I think the problem originates with G.H. Hardy and actually there are many solutions to it ( about 15 ). I just had to look at my notebooks, there I found 2 solutions to it. So I just had to try to understand what had been done before. Took me a couple of days just to do 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. #12 20100706 20:33:25
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi bobbym You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #13 20100706 20:47:19
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi bob;
There is another solution where he draws a helpful circle and inscribes an eighteen sided polygon in it to solve the problem.
Take a look at post #7. 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. #14 20100706 21:33:08
Re: Euclidean GeometryArrhhh. Is that what it means? You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #15 20100706 21:35:44
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi bob bundy;
I understand this attitude. I have a problem that I have been working on for more than 10 years. If I were to take and dedicate a single machine to it I could have the answer in about a year of computing time. I want a mathematical solution, so 10+ years... 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. #17 20121018 00:27:42
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi; 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. #18 20121018 00:52:45
Re: Euclidean Geometryyour diagram is still up there! #19 20121018 01:08:11
Re: Euclidean GeometryThe original drawing is gone. 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. #20 20121018 01:10:12
Re: Euclidean Geometryoh..... Then can you post the original one/send it to me? #21 20121018 01:23:18
Re: Euclidean GeometryHi; 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. #22 20121018 01:32:17
Re: Euclidean Geometryurm....what is the OP? #23 20121018 01:40:48
Re: Euclidean GeometryI will try to recreate the problem and draw a diagram.
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. #24 20121018 04:36:04
Re: Euclidean Geometryhi zoe11221121 You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #25 20121020 14:17:59
Re: Euclidean Geometryhi bob and bobbym 