Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Yes, but what has that have to do with pizza?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Nothing. We are making gel candles for school project. Why is a gel candle considered a good gift?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Because the people who sell the materials say so.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Why is it not?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

What makes anything a good gift?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
- Posts: 580

That pizza sounds good:)

Have you covered the least squares - orthogonality property of these approximations?

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Hi EVW;

Not yet on both!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
- Posts: 580

That post earlier about .999999... it does sound like that guy you told me about:(

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Read the other ones, have you?

These fits are both least square and orthogonal. This makes them very desirable. Along with the periodicity property.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

bobbym wrote:

What makes anything a good gift?

I've no idea

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Do you agree with her that is GiB over there?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

bobbym wrote:

Do you agree with her that is GiB over there?

Sounds like good news but when did ElianaVW tell that?

*Last edited by Agnishom (2014-02-20 16:10:46)*

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Post #33.

I have to go eat now, we will continue later. Have a good day at school.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

That is not likely to be GiB He does quality posts.

By the way, today is the last day of my secondary schooling

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

I never saw him ever do a quality post.

Let's do the fourier series for x^2.

```
f[x_] := x^2;
a0 = 1/(2*\[Pi]) Integrate[f[x], {x, -\[Pi], \[Pi]}];
a[n_] := 1/\[Pi] Integrate[f[x] Cos[n*x], {x, -\[Pi], \[Pi]}];
b[n_] := 1/\[Pi] Integrate[f[x] Sin[n*x], {x, -\[Pi], \[Pi]}];
```

All the b's are zero and

`a0 + a[1] Cos[x] + a[2] Cos[2 x] + a[3] Cos[3 x] + a[4] Cos[4 x]`

yields:

`Plot[{x^2, \[Pi]^2/3 - 4 Cos[x] + Cos[2 x] - 4/9 Cos[3 x] + 1/4 Cos[4 x]}, {x, -\[Pi], \[Pi]}]`

quite a good fit as you can see below.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Thanks, I tried that. Do you have an exercise for me?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Did you get the same answer?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

I just copy pasted what ever you wrote. What answer?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Okay, you are ready to stand on your own two feet.

Please get the Fourier series of

[I made a small edit to the problem.]

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

```
In[61]:= a[0] + a[1] Cos[x] + a[2] Cos[2 x] + a[3] Cos[3 x] +
a[4] Cos[4 x] + a[5] Cos[5 x] + a[6] Cos[6 x] + a[7] Cos[7 x] +
b[0] + b[1] Sin[x] + b[2] Sin[2 x] + b[3] Sin[3 x] + b[4] Sin[4 x] +
b[5] Sin[5 x] + b[6] Sin[6 x] + b[7] Sin[7 x]
Out[61]= 2/\[Pi] - (2 Cos[2 x])/(3 \[Pi]) - (2 Cos[4 x])/(
15 \[Pi]) - (2 Cos[6 x])/(35 \[Pi]) + Sin[x]/2
```

It is not really a good fit still

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Please post a picture of the fit.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

I'll but now it'll be done by GNU Plot rather than M because now I am running Linux

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Okay, lets see the plot of both functions superimposed on each other.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

I am getting this error in my CAS

```
ontext: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
context: too many contexts.
plot2d: expression evaluates to non-numeric value somewhere in plotting range.
```

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,553

Take a look at mine in the blue and yours in the black. What do you notice?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline