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Here to learnHello i'm daijoubu. I'm currently at an elementary maths level but what to get to the point where I can solve olympiad problems. I hope that you can help me and I can help you. #2 20130929 08:50:01
Re: Here to learnHi daijoubu; 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. #3 20130929 09:14:35
Re: Here to learnCan you suggest any fun parts of maths that aren't beyond pre calculus? Last edited by daijoubu (20130929 09:25:03) #4 20130929 09:19:15
Re: Here to learnHi; 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. #5 20130929 09:26:52
Re: Here to learnbasic algebra, geometry, trig or precalculus. I'm basically in between GCSE and AS level math in the UK so I wont be able to deal with the higher level topics. The problems on exams I have encountered don't last long and aren't really challenging as long as you know the formulas. You don't have to think much and just follow the rules. Last edited by daijoubu (20130929 09:40:43) #6 20130929 09:28:48
Re: Here to learnFirst have you seen Mathopolis? Are you good at solving everything over there? 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. #7 20130929 09:50:27
Re: Here to learnNo I have never seen that site before. The questions seem slightly more difficult than what i'm used to but manageable. Thank you for the link. I am just going to practice these sites for a few months then lol. #8 20130929 10:02:35
Re: Here to learnMathopolis has over 8200 questions and yes they are good practice for 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. #9 20130929 10:09:46
Re: Here to learnHi daijobou The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #10 20130929 17:15:41
Re: Here to learnhi daijoubu
Four consecutive numbers will have two odd and two even. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #11 20130930 01:45:36
Re: Here to learnHello and welcome to the forum! I had ambitions like being a gold medalist at an olympiad (maybe Putnam) until a few months ago when I realized the true beauty of maths. If you are at that level, google "Yale university SMSG books" and you will find some online copies of those books which are old yet ideal for high school students (it covers many proofs as well). I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #12 20130930 10:14:11
Re: Here to learn@ bob bundy prove that 'half' the sum of 4 consecutive numbers is odd. #13 20130930 16:53:06
Re: Here to learnhi daijoubu You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #14 20131129 08:32:20
Re: Here to learnHello! 