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You are not logged in. #9526 20130326 03:55:23
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIf only I knew this before I did this problem! These things really do simplify combinatorics problems... #9527 20130326 03:59:50
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaProbability problems too: 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. #9528 20130326 04:07:26
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, I have seen those ones. Unfortunately with the probability questions they ask, I can never seem to find the right GF so I have to use other methods. #9529 20130326 04:08:52
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThat can be tough finding the right one sometimes you have to construct it. 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. #9530 20130326 04:10:25
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIf only every problem had a GF... #9531 20130326 04:18:13
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI asked that question to a bunch of mathematicians, I got no answer. It is unlikely that there is a gf for those coefficients. But would that come up in a combinatorics problem? Probably not. So the question,"does every combinatoric problem have a gf?" I can not answer definitely but I think yes! 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. #9532 20130326 05:32:00
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWe almost got to do some combinatorics in chemistry today (he was explaining entropy). Unfortunately we never did any maths, just listed some possibilities. #9533 20130326 05:36:13
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaTechnically, that is not combinatorics what he did. Someone described combinatorics as the art of counting without actually counting. 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. #9534 20130326 05:40:55
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI read that somewhere too. It would be nice if they knew about it though, then he wouldn't have to count. There is a module we have to do called 'combinatorial chemistry'. Containing no combinatorics... #9535 20130326 05:46:20
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWith me it was just the opposite. 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. #9536 20130326 05:51:18#9537 20130326 05:53:28
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWhen they started getting into some math for chemistry I freaked out. It destroyed my future. 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. #9538 20130326 05:58:14#9539 20130326 06:00:51
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHi; 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. #9540 20130326 06:10:20#9541 20130326 06:27:41
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaSorry, they wanted to know about grocery shopping in my area. 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. #9542 20130326 06:28:16#9543 20130326 06:30:48
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThey were K ionization, K equilibrium and Constant solubility products. They were not the problem, the numbers were! 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. #9544 20130326 06:35:41
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaInteresting, I am studying those right now... #9545 20130326 06:39:19
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt was the first time I saw scientific notation. Thanks to my math classes I thought all numbers were like 1,2,3,4, 1/2, 1/4, √2, π. When I saw I could not deal with it or understand it. 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. #9546 20130326 06:42:03
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThey didn't have calculators in your day? #9547 20130326 06:48:32
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaNope, I taught myself how to use a slide rule. The shock of seeing numbers like that and having to work with equations that had them was too much. The chem teachers tried to teach us but those stupid math classes never prepared us to work with numbers, real numbers. 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. #9548 20130326 18:52:28
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaChem teachers could do arithmetic in those days? The modern chem teacher says that 1/0 = 1, pi is approximately 3, and that you are a genius if you can do 4*3*2*1 without a calculator. #9549 20130326 18:59:31
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaBack then my chem teachers could calculate much better than a math teacher could. This was not unusual, the greatest living numerical analyst is Forman S. Acton and he is a chemist. 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. #9550 20130327 00:43:28
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI haven't heard of him, I was surprised he was born in 1920, that is quite old... 