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You are not logged in. #10601 20130502 06:27:18
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaMostly, because they are the ones in charge right now. 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. #10602 20130502 06:29:54
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIn charge of what? #10603 20130502 06:39:48
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThe mathematics world.
Me too. 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. #10604 20130502 06:41:34
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHow are they in charge of the mathematics world? #10605 20130502 06:52:04
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt is said that you can tell the pezzanovante by where they sit in the dining hall at the IAS. For many years it was the logicians, they were replaced by the topologists. 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. #10606 20130502 07:29:05
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou have had bad experiences with them, I take it? #10607 20130502 07:34:26
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaOh no, thank God. If they saw us in a corridor they would walk to the other side and keep their head down, or act like we were not even there. Mostly, the problems came from the biolife sciences guys. They only like math when it agrees with their latest theory. 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. #10608 20130502 07:49:51
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt seems that way. My physics teacher today said that all you need to be able to do is plug numbers into these formulae, it doesn't matter if you don't understand why they work. Forget the maths behind it. #10609 20130502 07:56:30
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI will go half way with him. The fact that you do not understand the math at present does not mean you can not use it. Over 99% of the population does not know why a car runs, why an airplane flies and why a computer can get a number. 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. #10610 20130502 19:22:29
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYes, but it is satisfying when you know why something works, I feel. It's not necessary of course, but an idea without an explanation has a halfbaked feel to it. I agree that he doesn't need to know why the formula works to use it  but he may run into a brick wall with a more complex problem. #10611 20130502 19:44:27
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt may be satisfying but the first line of my signature was not written by me. It was written by John Von Neumann who was considered the greatest mathematician of the 20th century. If he did not understand lots of it, what chance do we have. I try to understand, if I do then that is great. If I do not, I shelve it for later, hoping I am smarter 10  20 years down the road. 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. #10612 20130502 19:55:40
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI make an attempt to understand what I can, but I don't like to accept everything I read... although a large amount of stuff that I have read I have just accepted. I like to see techniques of proof so you can see where their ideas came from, and maybe see if you can use similar methods to them to come up with your own ideas. #10613 20130502 19:58:12
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaThen it looks like it was a case of two people that did not gel. 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. #10614 20130502 19:59:34
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaIt seems that way, but we barely even got to talk to each other, or see each other, at all. We didn't gel because she didn't allow for any opportunity. #10615 20130502 20:04:18
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou were probably better off. She still sounds 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. #10616 20130502 20:06:00#10617 20130502 20:10:04
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaHow are the questions coming? 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. #10618 20130502 20:11:09
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI stopped at 294 to work on some coursework that I left to the last minute... #10619 20130502 20:15:41
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaDo I know R? I do not remember that one. 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. #10620 20130502 20:22:53
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaShe was the one who was welloff, but hated PJ, never boasted about her wealth, loved to talk, very into feminism, whom I've known since I was 11/12. #10621 20130502 20:26:55
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI remember now, thank you. Why is she now on your list? 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. #10622 20130502 20:37:13
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaShe's nice to talk to although seems a bit shy around me. #10623 20130502 20:46:00
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaYou sure she thinks of you as a friend? Could be that is why she is acting a bit shy. 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. #10624 20130502 20:50:04
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 FormulaI'm not sure, I think she just feels a bit awkward having spoken to me so much online but almost never in person for a long time. I feel awkward about it too. #10625 20130502 20:54:14
Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula6 or 7 years is a long time to know someone. How come you never talked in person? 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. 