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mathisfun.com ranking testIt would be cool to set up a test for the website to test the limits of your mathematical prowess, and upon completetion, you are awarded a name based on your score. Like "son of euclid" or "allstar mathlete" or "the wrath of pythagoras" or perhaps "ganesh" Last edited by mikau (20060720 03:55:31) A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #2 20060720 07:53:37
Re: mathisfun.com ranking testThat parallels an idea I had a while back. What if we had some super game where you could use your mathematical skills to gain power. The most skilled players would be like magicians, able to transform objects, teleport themselves, gain access to hidden treasures and more, because they could solve puzzles and see hidden relationships. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20060720 08:03:35
Re: mathisfun.com ranking testNow THATs even more interesting. Like an MMORPG. Last edited by mikau (20060720 08:06:51) A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #4 20060720 12:11:15
Re: mathisfun.com ranking testYes! And it could start with simple algebra. It would also be really cool if there were ways of moving around that needed some mastery of math, such as complex numbers. You could be a MathMage! A pity I don't know how to develop roleplaying software. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20060720 12:40:08
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Don't tell us that now that You've built it up! You can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once. #6 20060720 12:53:03
Re: mathisfun.com ranking testHmm.. well I have an interest in game programming and in computer science, I intend to persue it, so maybe in another four years we can get started. :/ A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #7 20060720 16:07:03
Re: mathisfun.com ranking testA server side script with database (such as mysql) access would be what you need. cgi and php suit both those. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #8 20060720 18:10:50
Re: mathisfun.com ranking testYeah, php is great. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #9 20060720 23:37:22
Re: mathisfun.com ranking testCan flash read/write to a database? If you want a 3d world, my guess would either be flash or java applet too. But does it need to be 3d? "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #10 20060721 04:42:14
Re: mathisfun.com ranking testOpenGL! OpenGL! Last edited by mikau (20060721 04:46:54) A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #11 20060721 10:27:08
Re: mathisfun.com ranking testYes, Flash can read and write data in a clumsy fashion. I think it has to be clumsy to avoid it becoming malicious. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #12 20060722 04:50:44
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If you need help with windows programming, just let me know. I'm not great with it, but I have a bit of experience. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." 