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## #1 2012-10-28 19:12:56

Mint
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### Big O notation

What is the big O notation for?

## #2 2012-10-28 22:20:46

bobbym

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### Re: Big O notation

Hi Mint;

We use to describe how a function behaves as it approaches some value in terms of simpler functions.

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.

## #3 2012-10-28 23:16:34

Mint
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### Re: Big O notation

Could you show an example?

## #4 2012-10-28 23:26:45

bobbym

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### Re: Big O notation

Hi Mint;

There is a whole thread devoted to it right here.

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=17321

There are many examples.

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.