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You are not logged in. #10051 20130412 07:59:14
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHopefully things will start to improve... #10052 20130412 08:12:42
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaTold you she would email and that she would have a question or two for you to answer. 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. #10053 20130412 08:15:06
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHmm. Seems I have provided her with an answer. Maybe I will hear from her in 2014 next, then... #10054 20130412 08:16:33
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWhy not just wait a week or two before you reply next time she asks a math question? 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. #10055 20130412 08:26:27#10056 20130412 08:48:14
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Nope, just fair. 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. #10057 20130412 12:55:56
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I realise but believe me, that would prove your worth to her '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 #10058 20130414 21:50:44
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHmm, I am not sure what to do. Initially I thought she was just using me for maths help but now we are talking via instant chat, every day and half the time she is initiating. She went to a university maths open day (at Warwick) and she says she felt lonely (too shy to talk to anyone) and that she wished I went with her. I am confused what her motives are. #10059 20130414 21:52:54
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaMay I ask why you did not go? 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. #10060 20130414 21:54:57
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI only learned about it when the deadline had passed. I also didn't know adriana was going until a few days ago. #10061 20130414 21:58:45
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWell, did you tell her that? It was her fault and had nothing to do with you. 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. #10062 20130414 22:01:12#10063 20130414 22:02:14
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIf she is going cry about it perhaps you should. 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. #10064 20130414 22:04:22
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaShe didn't really seem upset, she just said it's her fault for not having enough confidence to talk to people (the term she used was 'I need to man up and grow a pair'). #10065 20130414 22:05:32
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHhahahahahahhahahah! That just ain't gonna happen. 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. #10066 20130414 22:07:16
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI know. Some of the things she says are weird, some just creepy. She told me yesterday that she weirdly loves the feeling of doctors taking blood from her. I immediately thought of her selfharming past but I didn't bring it up and just made some vampire joke instead. #10067 20130414 22:08:19
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYikes! Are you sure you really want this kook anywhere near you? 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. #10068 20130414 22:09:43
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaMay as well have fun, she'll be gone in 5 months anyway. #10069 20130414 22:13:49
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWhere is she going? 5 months is a long time. I could have 5 relationships in that interval. 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. #10070 20130414 22:16:21
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaShe is going to Warwick, of course. #10071 20130414 22:21:11
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaSo that does not mean she is gone, does 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. #10072 20130414 22:26:02
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI'd say it's likely she'll get a 2 in STEP I, although I'm not sure. She said she wants to prepare properly this time because she messed up the MAT and so didn't get an interview for Oxford. But she should be aware that STEP is much, much harder to do well in than the MAT. To get a 2 in STEP I she would have to only answer correctly 23 questions in the whole paper, which is not *that* difficult, but I don't know how good she is. She has only done 10 questions in preparation so far, and there are 1167 in total... then again, I have not done loads either, only 241. #10073 20130414 22:30:57
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula10 questions! It is likely she will fail. 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. #10074 20130414 23:12:32
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI've heard of one woman who got 1,1 in STEP II and III starting preparation only 10 days in advance, but she was on the IMO team anyway so I'm not really surprised. There are 66 days left until STEP I, personally I think that's plenty of time, but she could very well fail. #10075 20130414 23:17:03
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI was being cynical. You are right she may do well. How will you do? 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. 