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#1 2010-01-09 08:58:38

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How proofs are made


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman
 

#2 2010-01-09 10:59:31

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Re: How proofs are made

The truly sad part is the years later.

Will all this take me a very long time to learn - grasshopper

Only a lifetime, perhaps a little longer - Master Po


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.
 

#3 2010-01-11 07:02:13

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Re: How proofs are made

Ooh, I haven't seen this before. I know how I'm spending my next hour or two. smile


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It wanted to be normal.
 

#4 2013-04-16 12:49:30

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Re: How proofs are made

I didn't get it


'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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#5 2013-04-16 19:10:56

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Re: How proofs are made

An antiquated concept.


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.
 

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