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Re: Generating FunctionsWhy? 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 #327 20121103 11:42:09
Re: Generating FunctionsWho was Doc Thorne and what did he do? 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. #328 20121103 11:52:47
Re: Generating FunctionsI have no idea. The bame just sounds familiar. 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 #329 20121103 11:54:36
Re: Generating FunctionsHe was a fictitious engineer who taught at Stanford. Famous for his "Thorny Problems." 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. #330 20121103 12:12:11
Re: Generating FunctionsThorny problems? 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 #331 20121103 12:15:24
Re: Generating FunctionsYep, He would put the answers for the final on the ceiling and challenge his student to retrieve them with nothing but a bag of licorice and some toothpicks. 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. #332 20121103 12:21:16
Re: Generating FunctionsCool! What does that have to do with the problem you were working on? 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 #333 20121103 12:41:39
Re: Generating FunctionsI was not working on it, you are. 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. #334 20121103 12:43:13
Re: Generating FunctionsNope. You were working on it when I asked for a harder GF problem. Read the last 5 pages of this thread. 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 #335 20121103 12:44:13
Re: Generating FunctionsYou asked for a harder problem and I gave you one read the first page. 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. #336 20121103 12:48:28
Re: Generating FunctionsEither way, what does the problem have to do with Thorne? 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 #337 20121103 12:49:14
Re: Generating FunctionsThat is how he trained his future engineers with tough problems that he knew they probably could not solve. 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. #338 20121103 13:17:42
Re: Generating FunctionsSo basically, he trained them RIPOSTP. 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 #339 20121103 13:28:13
Re: Generating FunctionsAbsolutely not! He wanted them to think on their own, research only to find a new way. 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. #340 20121103 13:36:39
Re: Generating FunctionsThat seems to be a better solution but only if it works. 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 #341 20121103 13:39:54
Re: Generating FunctionsEventually you will get there. 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. #342 20130923 01:07:15
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Is the probability 0.8685354281058543893953912666? Last edited by anonimnystefy (20130923 01:15:02) 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 #343 20130923 02:55:35
Re: Generating FunctionsHi; 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. #344 20130923 03:28:31
Re: Generating FunctionsHi bobbym 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 #345 20130923 03:31:04
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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. #346 20130923 03:34:11
Re: Generating FunctionsHi 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 #347 20130923 03:35:26
Re: Generating FunctionsHi; 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. #348 20130923 03:47:14
Re: Generating FunctionsHi bobbym 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 #349 20130923 03:49:34
Re: Generating FunctionsHi; 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. #350 20130923 03:50:58
Re: Generating FunctionsYes, that's right. Forgot to subtract it from 1. I am getting 7/12 for the probability of a nonprime sum of 2 dice. 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 