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#26 2013-04-06 04:41:57

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Re: Mathematics jokes

Alas! It is not and I was just going to say that
Maybe I need three primes

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-04-06 04:42:22)


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#27 2013-04-06 04:42:43

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Re: Mathematics jokes

If Goldbach is correct you only need two!


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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#28 2013-04-06 04:50:04

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Re: Mathematics jokes

Mine isn't even sad
I am sorry, I just edited that post


'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'
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#29 2013-04-06 04:57:31

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Re: Mathematics jokes

it can be computed quickly enough and you will not need that table.


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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#30 2013-04-06 05:00:09

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That sounds very wonderful. Music to ears.

How do you do that?


'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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#31 2013-04-06 05:02:03

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Re: Mathematics jokes

How big are your telephone numbers? I mean how many 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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#32 2013-04-06 05:05:27

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Re: Mathematics jokes

10
Will you ask me to go for wolfram?


'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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#33 2013-04-06 05:09:22

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Ever heard this story?

Cole announced a talk "On the Factorisation of Large Numbers".

He walked up to the blackboard without saying a word, calculated by hand the value of 2^67, carefully subtracted 1. Then he multiplied two numbers (which were 193707721 and 761838257287).
Both results written on the blackboard were equal. Cole silently walked back to his seat, and this is said to be the first and only talk held during an AMS meeting where the audience applauded. There were no questions.


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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#34 2013-04-06 05:13:04

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No, It just passed tangentially over my head


'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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#35 2013-04-06 05:16:13

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They were expecting a proof... He just did the computation and sat down. Numbers do not lie.

Yes, I would send you to the computer. Is there any other way to do this? I mean mathematicians have been baffled by this problem since Euler.


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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#36 2013-04-06 05:25:16

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There isn't. I agree.

But I would love to know the algorithm


'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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#37 2013-04-06 05:32:53

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Probably T and E strengthened with your prime table idea!


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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#38 2013-04-06 05:44:12

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What are T and E?


'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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#39 2013-04-06 05:45:33

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One of two of the most powerful ideas in human history, Trial and Error and Guessing!


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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#40 2013-04-06 05:50:58

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So whats the secret of doing the goldbach decomposition without a table?


'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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#41 2013-04-06 05:54:36

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I would definitely use a table!


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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#42 2013-04-06 05:57:27

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Re: Mathematics jokes

bobbym wrote:

it can be computed quickly enough and you will not need that table.


'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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#43 2013-04-06 06:05:21

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That is what I thought originally but I think a table is a good idea.


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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#44 2013-04-06 06:07:22

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It takes a lot of time to build that.


'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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#45 2013-04-06 06:11:50

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You can download them and it is very likely that you will find two primes with one of them being small.


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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#46 2013-04-06 06:22:18

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Re: Mathematics jokes

If I run a program to build that table now, how likely is it that it will finish when I wake up?

I just remembered that I already have all primes upto 33554393 wink

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-04-06 06:25:43)


'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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#47 2013-04-06 06:24:44

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You will gamble that the one of the primes is small, say less than 10000. So the table will be small and quick to generate. You will be done quickly.


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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#48 2013-04-06 06:28:05

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Re: Mathematics jokes

Please see my edit


'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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#49 2013-04-06 06:29:20

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Hi;

So just start looping with 2 loops through them.


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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#50 2013-04-06 06:41:40

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Re: Mathematics jokes

One going top to bottom and the other bottom to top?


'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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