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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaStill it is encouraging. 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. #10527 20130428 10:53:33
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, it is encouraging. If only they gave out proper Mark schemes so you'd know exactly what mark you got, rather than an estimate... #10528 20130428 11:00:53
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaNobody at the TSR took any of the probability questions you mentioned? 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. #10529 20130428 17:04:43
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThere isn't a solution thread for 2010, because official mark schemes started in 2008. #10530 20130428 19:07:15
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHi; 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. #10531 20130428 19:45:22
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaFor some reason I am finding STEP I 2011 a lot harder than STEP III 2010. The grade boundaries indicate that the former is much easier... #10532 20130428 19:49:32
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaMight mean you are weaker in those particular type questions. 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. #10533 20130428 21:14:32
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, that is probably true. Some of these things can be terribly fiddly though. #10534 20130428 21:16:54
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI couldn't agree more. I was just working on a marbles in the urn problem. After 10 or 12 mistakes I got the right 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. #10535 20130428 21:19:43
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWhat makes it worse is the time limit. You have to try the right thing, otherwise you risk wasting time which could seriously hinder your performance... #10536 20130428 21:22:31
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaNo, somehow it is worse. Those problems you at least know that somewhere, somehow there should be a solution to them. This problem came from his head and therefore always has the lurking danger that it is unbelievably difficult or impossible. Luckily, this one has a solution. 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. #10537 20130428 21:23:27
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaOh, I thought it was a textbook problem or something. #10538 20130428 21:29:29
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI have seen some textbooks that pose research type problems in the exercises but I think that is a little too much. 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. #10539 20130428 23:34:10
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaOh, I know what you mean, like those extension puzzles you have at the end of an exercise? I had a similar experience with one such 'impossible' question... I did the Tower of Hanoi puzzle, which was just finding the optimal solution for n discs. But when that was extended to n discs and p pegs, that became really, really difficult. Only found out that it was an unsolved problem a year later. #10540 20130429 01:10:51
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaSorry for gatecrashing this thread but it wouldn't let me post a new thread for antispam restrictions for some reason although I'm registered with a confirmed email... Last edited by skavorn (20130429 01:12:18) #10541 20130429 04:29:41
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHi skavorn; 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. #10542 20130429 04:32:22
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt must mean she enjoys talking to me... but that's one thing I didn't really understand. She didn't talk to me that often, usually a reply every couple of days, sometimes a reply once a week. She hasn't talked about meeting up with me yet, either... it has been 6 months since I last saw this girl. #10543 20130429 04:34:38
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI got a call from one after 7 years of her not even returning a thank you for the birthday cards I sent her. They are kooky. 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. #10544 20130429 04:36:47
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaOh dear, so then I could get a knock on the door from H in 7 years' time... #10545 20130429 04:38:51
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWell, unless you want be like that girl who thought 7 years was not too long then you should 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. #10546 20130429 05:07:51
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaOK, but should I ask to meet up with her at any point postexams? In our discussion before you said that I shouldn't because she has not made any indication that she wanted to do that. #10547 20130429 05:14:18
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWhen does she want to meet up then? 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. #10548 20130429 05:15:29#10549 20130429 05:19:48
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWell if, there is no post exam meetings, no pre exam meetings, when do you meet? 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. #10550 20130429 05:21:41
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaWe meet if I say to her that I want to meet after the exam season. But I don't know if I should ask her. 