Math Is Fun Forum
  Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

#1 2010-01-08 09:58:38

MathsIsFun
Administrator
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,552

How proofs are made


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

Offline

#2 2010-01-08 11:59:31

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 88,730

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 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.

Offline

#3 2010-01-10 08:02:13

mathsyperson
Moderator
Registered: 2005-06-22
Posts: 4,900

Re: How proofs are made

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


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

Offline

#4 2013-04-15 14:49:30

Agnishom
Real Member
From: The Complex Plane
Registered: 2011-01-29
Posts: 17,993
Website

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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

Offline

#5 2013-04-15 21:10:56

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 88,730

Re: How proofs are made

An antiquated concept.


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.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB