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You are not logged in. #26 20130103 03:06:18
Re: Happy 2013Yes, and I just got a message from one of the authors on the explanation: 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. #27 20130103 03:20:22
Re: Happy 2013Hi; 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. #28 20130103 05:27:54
Re: Happy 2013I believe so. Otherwise, I suppose there's a way to stuff in a bunch of small 2^2's and 3^2's to fill in the gaps... Can't use any 2^1's though... I believe that's cheat'n 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. #29 20130103 10:24:37
Re: Happy 2013Found it! Seems like 2013 = 47^219^2+13^22^2 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. #30 20130103 12:00:07
Re: Happy 2013Something is wrong with their claim then... 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. #31 20130103 13:38:21
Re: Happy 2013Is this the article we are talking about? '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #32 20130103 13:51:04
Re: Happy 2013Hi Agnishom; 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. #33 20130103 13:59:41
Re: Happy 2013It does. Try to look at the bottom
'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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #34 20130104 00:15:39
Re: Happy 2013True, it might be erroneous but it's worth claiming just for the inspiration! 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. #35 20130104 03:53:27
Re: Happy 2013Here is one of the sixes they are talking about: 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. #36 20130104 04:41:54
Re: Happy 2013The article's comments also have 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. #37 20130104 05:18:26
Re: Happy 2013Interesting that 2013 is composed of four sequential digits: 0, 1, 2 and 3. That hasn't happened since 1432... 581 years ago! 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. #38 20130104 05:48:32
Re: Happy 2013Obviously there is nothing special about 2013. 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. #39 20130104 06:07:41
Re: Happy 2013Also interesting is that 2013 to 2015 are consecutive numbers each with unique factors. That happened last in 18851887 and happens again in 26652667. 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. #40 20130104 09:51:35
Re: Happy 2013Hi pellerinb! Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional). LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make. #41 20130104 23:36:10
Re: Happy 2013Sorry about that. Each triple (2013 to 2015, 1885 to 1887 and 2665 to 2667) has numbers with exactly three distinct prime factors each. 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. #42 20130105 08:53:04
Re: Happy 2013Thanks! So for 2013, 2014 and 2015, 2013=abc, 2014=def, and 2015=ghi where the nine letters Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional). LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make. #43 20130126 11:11:58
Re: Happy 2013This is obvious. Has anyone noticed that 2013 has 0, 1, 2, and 3.  n872yt3r Math Is Fun Rocks! By the power of the exponent, I square and cube you! #44 20130304 22:48:41
Re: Happy 2013@Bob bundy, '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #45 20130305 06:01:27
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Bob Last edited by bob bundy (20130305 06:04:26) You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #46 20130305 13:25:05
Re: Happy 2013Very Well '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #47 20130508 21:23:04
Re: Happy 2013The time is 11.23 GMT. The date is May 8th ’13. Thus: 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 If you are in a later time zone, you still have a chance to enjoy your own Fibonacci minute. For UK members, who like to put the day before the month, you’ll get another chance to celebrate Fibonacci later in the year. Bob You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #48 20130509 03:56:14
Re: Happy 2013Happy Fibonacci day. Just a hundred years to the next one! 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 #49 20130509 04:13:55
Re: Happy 2013What a great day! 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. #50 20130509 04:52:18
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Not for me! I've got just 89 days to go. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei 