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## #11301 2013-06-07 08:23:39

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

No more exam conditions? I am not following 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.

## #11302 2013-06-07 08:24:27

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I was about an hour into the paper and had to stop. So the exam conditions aren't really there anymore because I've had extra time to think about it...

## #11303 2013-06-07 08:29:03

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I see what you are saying. That can not be helped. My sister will be calling me soon.

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.

## #11304 2013-06-07 08:31:16

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Why?

(I've decided to abandon the paper and do it over again under exam conditions, closer to the STEP III exam date... don't know if that's the best thing to do)

## #11305 2013-06-07 08:35:38

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Why the call? Because she loves me enough to call once a month but not more often than that. Also because she loves me enough to want to make sure I am 2800 miles away from her.

That sounds okay to me. Do the paper under exam conditions is probably best.

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.

## #11306 2013-06-07 08:42:50

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

2800 miles... does she live in Hawaii?

## #11307 2013-06-07 08:48:03

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

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.

## #11308 2013-06-07 08:57:49

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Oh, I thought NYC was closer to LV than that...

## #11309 2013-06-07 09:07:06

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

No, and that is the way they like it!

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.

zetafunc.
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Why?

## #11311 2013-06-07 09:08:26

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Because my family believes in "tough love!"

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.

## #11312 2013-06-07 09:17:08

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That is the British way too.

I think I should have taken longer than 2 days to reply to adriana.

## #11313 2013-06-07 09:22:14

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Why is that? What happened?

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.

## #11314 2013-06-07 09:27:57

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Nothing, I just think I should have waited for her to e-mail me again when she is desperate.

Holly also e-mailed me this morning but I don't care about pursuing her anymore. It's amazing that when you concentrate on mathematics you really stop caring about girls, as you said...

## #11315 2013-06-07 09:33:09

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That works most of the time but the periods when it wears off the feeling can be intensified for awhile.

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.

## #11316 2013-06-07 09:34:56

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Then I just have to make sure it doesn't wear off.

I must try to have a summer of relaxation with lots of maths involved -- and no girls.

## #11317 2013-06-07 09:40:33

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hmmm, few people get that type of joy in their lives.

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.

## #11318 2013-06-07 09:44:23

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

With maths, you mean?

## #11319 2013-06-07 09:46:09

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, there is a serenity that comes when doing math.

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.

## #11320 2013-06-07 09:53:11

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, it's easy to get lost in it. It can provide order in a disordered world. That's how Jakow Trachtenberg described it, I think.

## #11321 2013-06-07 09:59:07

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

People say you should not isolate yourself like that. I am constantly being told I should aimlessly fly around the country to dispel the opinion that I am a hermit now. Yes, you should fly to Cleveland like so and so does. Kaboobly doo!

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.

## #11322 2013-06-07 10:01:02

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Whilst it is physical isolation, it certainly isn't mental isolation. The mind can explore too, and mathematics is a great way for exploration to be expressed.

## #11323 2013-06-07 10:04:57

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

True, when I need a break I do something else but only as a diversion.

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.

## #11324 2013-06-07 10:23:39

zetafunc.
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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It cannot be done perpetually though. Eventually the girls come.

## #11325 2013-06-07 10:24:37

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### Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That is what nature wants. To violate it is sort of a crime.

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.