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#1 2012-12-27 20:10:19

Agnishom
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Happy 2013

Happy New Year in advance to everyone at MIF!

Last edited by Agnishom (2012-12-27 20:40:13)


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#2 2012-12-27 21:16:11

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Re: Happy 2013

Happy New Year.

I do have something 'up my sleeve' on 2013.  But it'll spoil the surprise to reveal it now.  You'll have to wait a few months.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#3 2012-12-27 22:02:42

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Re: Happy 2013

few months? Why not weeks?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#4 2012-12-27 22:43:06

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Re: Happy 2013

All will become clear, he said mysteriously.  dizzy

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#5 2012-12-27 22:50:33

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Re: Happy 2013

Is that a quotation from a novel?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#6 2012-12-28 00:52:16

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Re: Happy 2013

No, I just made it up.  If it also occurs in a novel, it is a coincidence.  smile

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#7 2012-12-28 01:05:30

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Re: Happy 2013

OK I shall do a google


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#8 2012-12-28 07:03:22

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Re: Happy 2013

Hi Agnishom;

Thanks and Happy New Year to you too.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#9 2012-12-31 18:50:46

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Re: Happy 2013

Interesting fact...2013 is the first year since 1987 to have 4 different numbers! Let's hope this year brings positive changes too!


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#10 2012-12-31 19:00:51

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Re: Happy 2013

Other different-number years:
1987
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2031
2034
2035
and counting...
roll

Last edited by julianthemath (2012-12-31 19:01:07)


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#11 2012-12-31 19:04:59

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Re: Happy 2013

^^^Why this sort of a signature?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#12 2013-01-01 01:14:31

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Re: Happy 2013

Hi Agnishom;

Is that a good sign because it has 4 different digits?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#13 2013-01-01 01:30:27

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Re: Happy 2013

What do you mean by a good sign ?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#14 2013-01-01 01:33:33

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Re: Happy 2013

A good omen. An indication at least in some sense that it will be good.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#15 2013-01-01 02:03:30

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Re: Happy 2013

How do you recognise one?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#16 2013-01-01 02:08:13

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Re: Happy 2013

I do not know. Except that over here it gets worse every year.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#17 2013-01-01 02:22:30

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Re: Happy 2013

Over here

Do you mean the forum?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#18 2013-01-01 02:29:53

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Re: Happy 2013

Hi;

No, the forum stays about the same. It took a dive down when I joined but since then it has remained constant.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#19 2013-01-02 01:34:37

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Re: Happy 2013

Why? What had happened at that time?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#20 2013-01-02 02:29:29

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Re: Happy 2013

Maybe 2013 is the smallest uninteresting number?


Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.
In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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#21 2013-01-02 02:44:36

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Re: Happy 2013

Well, that is an interesting property of the number 2013!


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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#22 2013-01-02 03:10:54

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Re: Happy 2013

Hehe. Exactly.


Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.
In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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#23 2013-01-02 03:24:22

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Re: Happy 2013

It only just started, let's give it a chance.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#24 2013-01-02 03:27:58

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Re: Happy 2013

Anyone know how John Chew came up with this statement:

"2013 is the smallest number that is at least six added or subtracted squares of prime numbers."

in his webpage article, "How is 2013 interesting? Let us count the ways"?

Last edited by pellerinb (2013-01-02 03:29:29)


Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.
In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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#25 2013-01-02 03:39:15

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Re: Happy 2013

Hi pellerinb;

One way would be a large PSLQ.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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