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Re: moneyI am not convinced. Say you have a billion dollars, but you are stranded on a desert island. Would you be happy then? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20070204 13:15:46
Re: moneyMoney isn't everything. The richest man in Australia (Kerry Packer) got kidney problems and died in his sixtys! And most rich people buy heeps of drugs and get spoilt, only to find that their money was waisted and them broke. But if I were rich most of my money would go to charaties. For the world. For your country. For YOU. #5 20070204 15:25:29
Re: moneyHeh, I don't think Bill Gates takes drugs (although i'm willing to bet Steve Ballmer does). Anyway, being rich shouldn't be your 'goal'. Money should just be there to help a little with reaching your 'goal'. So yeah, of course I'd be happy if I were rich, but it isn't everything either. #7 20070208 04:39:14
Re: moneyyea. #9 20130309 09:51:54
Re: moneyI personally would rather know a million math things than have a million dollars. #10 20130309 12:18:10
Re: moneyHmmmm, a million math things. Do they have to be correct? 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 20130309 12:37:47
Re: moneyDarn! That is going to make it much tougher. 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. #15 20130310 00:32:36
Re: moneyIf you had written out the equation for each of the million numbers, it might have been counted as a million maths things. But, like this, it's just 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 #16 20130310 02:15:14
Re: moneyI like this one: That is a millionth degree polynomial and I know all million roots. Each root is a fact. Last edited by bobbym (20130311 00:42:12) 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 20130310 19:51:21
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So you are arguing that 1000000 facts only exist if you say each one separately? You want me to write out all the values for a and b individually??? Bob Last edited by bob bundy (20130310 19:53:04) You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #18 20130310 19:55:28
Re: moneyI do not want you to write them. But if you want them to be separate facts, you would need to write them out separately. 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 #19 20130310 21:56:49
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'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 #20 20130310 23:26:16
Re: moneyYes, but how much is enough? Is too much enough? But if it is too much then how can it be enough? 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. #21 20130310 23:30:08
Re: moneyA double of your monthly fees (food, water, electricity,...) is enough for one month. 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 #22 20130310 23:49:57
Re: moneyDouble? And then double that again the next month? Sounds like a math riddle... 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. #23 20130311 00:28:21
Re: moneyWell, each month your fees are about the same, so each month nearly the same amount of money is needed. 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 #24 20130311 00:51:02
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Hmmmm. 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. 