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You are not logged in. #10351 20130422 21:23:33
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt seems that 20122013 has been full of rejection in a sense (F, C, adriana, Cambridge, NRICH, ...), I'm hoping that 20132014 is the complete opposite. Or who knows, perhaps adriana will come back crying telling me she has dumped her BF. #10352 20130422 21:26:14
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThat is not likely, he might dump her. 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. #10353 20130422 21:30:36
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, that would be interesting... then I can strike when she is most vulnerable. #10354 20130422 21:38:06
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI do not know about the garbage part but they are obviously working for or are connected to it. When you were not going to Cambridge they no longer had to dissect 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. #10355 20130422 21:44:05
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaBut they started interviewing me when I was 15, I didn't really think about applying to Cambridge at the time. It shouldn't have been dependent on me getting an offer, because most of the people they were interviewing probably applied and statistically a lot of them would have been rejected. In my opinion, they were probably too embarrassed to say anything. Whenever they came over to interview me, they'd bring me these nice little gifts, like pens, pencils, bookmarks, even a mug, all of which said 'CAMBRIDGE' on them. They probably thought it wouldn't be right to give me those things just to rub it in my face. #10356 20130422 21:52:20
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaUsually, they target people based on tests given earlier. Over here it is done by a very stiff military type guy, Those scores are held on to for the rest of your life. 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. #10357 20130422 21:54:44
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaNope, nothing like that  I applied for a series of summer schools at Cambridge when I was 14, and got in. I thought they were great, really stimulating. After the programme had finished, one of the coordinators who worked on that programme contacted me asking me if I'd like to volunteer to help in their research, and from there the interviews started. #10358 20130422 21:58:53
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI think your father is right. Just forget about them. 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. #10359 20130422 22:01:10
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI guess I will just have to get used to this kind of thing. People are mean. #10360 20130422 22:03:33
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaSometimes, like with that girl you just have to know how lucky you are that you were dumped. 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. #10361 20130422 22:04:44#10362 20130422 22:05:27
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThat adriana girl. 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. #10363 20130422 22:10:09
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, lucky in some ways, but unlucky in the sense that it might have been nice to gain some more experience at the expense of being hurt a bit. I think I would have preferred that. #10364 20130422 22:14:01
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHurt is one thing, demolished is another. It is not a learning experience to find out what it is like to have your hand smashed. Some experiences are best left to the foolhardy who blindly leap before they look. 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. #10365 20130422 22:17:07
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaBut wouldn't it toughen me up for future encounters? I agree that you don't put your hand in a flame to see if it's hot, but I don't think I will go through life completely unscathed. #10366 20130422 22:18:45
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou should gain your experience with a better class of person. The experience of drinking warm hemlock is highly overrated. 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. #10367 20130422 22:19:51
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWho knows, I may not meet many better people in the near future... #10368 20130422 22:22:03
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt will be hard and you will have to work hard to find worse! 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. #10369 20130423 00:40:59
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaSeems like a dream to be in that position... #10370 20130423 02:16:41
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaA few of them were kind enough to say no to my advances. The really mean ones said 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. #10371 20130423 03:05:17
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaSo the girls I have met have not really been mean at all? #10372 20130423 03:06:49
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHeck no! Those blows were tender love taps. Wait till one of them decides to obliterate ya. 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. #10373 20130423 03:26:59#10374 20130423 03:30:35
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThat is a good one! I trust you were joking. 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. #10375 20130423 04:07:17
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI tell a lot of jokes in real life. British humour and all that. 