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#9076 2013-03-12 11:03:59

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, because basically to knock out a permutation you just divide by a factorial.


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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#9077 2013-03-12 12:08:08

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I wish I could read it now but schoolwork has been hectic. Teacher not making sense with deadlines.

A boy in my physics class a few weeks ago said to me "so... how's F?". He knows that I used to like her, he doesn't know about anything that happened between us though. Ever since then though, whenever I am in a lonely spot for a while my mind still wanders back to her, or sometimes to adriana or C or other girls in the past, it is irritating. Seems like rejections are difficult to forget about but the slightest thing brings them right back up again.

#9078 2013-03-12 12:12:51

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

They fade after time, but they do not disappear.


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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#9079 2013-03-12 12:21:07

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It's a lot easier if I have another prospect. Holly (the girl I talked to a lot over the weekend) doesn't even seem to like maths even though she wants to do it at uni. I think she is only doing it because it's the only subject she is able to get an A or B in. She stopped talking to me after she got bored of me, obviously.

#9080 2013-03-12 12:33:51

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Bored? How do you know that?


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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#9081 2013-03-12 12:36:10

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Stops asking questions, gives closed responses, fake 'interest' in what you said (like when someone just says 'cool'). Will just have to wait for someone new.

#9082 2013-03-12 12:42:00

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That does look like boredom. Why does she do well in math when she does not like it?

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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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#9083 2013-03-12 18:47:30

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It is an easy subject, A-level Maths. No understanding of concepts needed at all.

#9084 2013-03-12 19:18:28

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

So she just want A's? No interest at all?


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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#9085 2013-03-12 19:29:54

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

If there is interest then there isn't much. She said that when she wants to go to uni she wants to try and see if she can take modules from other courses, like politics or geography, although she has applied for straight maths.

#9086 2013-03-12 19:33:27

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Won't the math toughen up on her now?


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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#9087 2013-03-12 19:37:20

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

In my school, people wanting to do maths at university typically take on 12 modules at school to get A-levels in Maths and Further Maths.

Holly has only completed 3 modules so far and is trying to do 6 more by June. She has got through most of them in class, but she doesn't show much interest. However, my friend applying for maths is doing the standard 12 across two years. You can do 18 modules to get a third A-level, but that is only for weirdos like me.

#9088 2013-03-12 19:40:58

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

She is very strange. But I guess it takes all types of people to make the world.


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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#9089 2013-03-12 19:46:10

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I guess she is just not as dedicated a mathematician as others...

#9090 2013-03-12 19:51:37

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Usually people can only excel at things they enjoy.


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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#9091 2013-03-12 19:53:13

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

adriana enjoyed mathematics. That took up a fair chunk of our conversation. I guess that's why I get along well with female mathmos; that is mostly the only thing we have in common.

#9092 2013-03-12 19:58:53

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I think having a lot in common with a girl is a myth. I think it is impossible.


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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#9093 2013-03-13 02:21:59

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Certainly for me, anyway.

adriana just replied:

"Sorry I've taken so long to reply. I've been very busy. The wedding was incredible. Best wedding ever. How have you been?"

#9094 2013-03-13 04:42:15

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Why is it the best wedding ever? Because it was happening to someone else?


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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#9095 2013-03-13 09:21:27

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I don't know, I asked her, she hasn't responded yet...

I just came back from the Weinberg lecture at Imperial. I thought it was great at first but then he spent the last 25 minutes just going on and on about Israel and politics and Jews and everyone in the audience was getting annoyed -- it was supposed to be a physics lecture, and it seemed like he was just using it to promote his own views. Almost like he hijacked the lecture just to talk about that, and it was just silly, that's not what 1000 people came to hear. At least the refreshments were good.

#9096 2013-03-13 09:22:36

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Also, he seems like a great speaker on YouTube but he wasn't that great in person. Many, many awkward 15-second pauses, seemed like he was unprepared. Flashes of good stuff but I thought it would be better. Oh well...

#9097 2013-03-13 09:28:12

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hi;

That is interesting, He does sound articulate on prepared documentaries. There are others that are unprepared and really do need a script.

I am not going to be able to talk right now, I am heading out to get some soda and some other things. Hopefully see you then.


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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#9098 2013-03-13 09:29:49

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Okay, see you later.

#9099 2013-03-13 13:41:15

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

But the documentaries I have seen him in were carefully prepared and edited. The question is, how can he be unprepared to talk about his life work?


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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#9100 2013-03-13 16:50:54

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It was strange... maybe because of his age? He is 80 this year.

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