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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Or etom for the computer scientists...

It came up on another forum that I also moderate, what words are there which are used in math which are a natural part of the English language? So far the list is:

Name : Description

amicable : Relationship between divisors of two numbers

regular : Type of curve

smooth : Synonym of regular

normal : type of relationship between two groups

special : Integers an be expressed by a sum of 2 or more consecutive numbers

ideal : Type of ring

irrational : number

imaginary : number

square : number

cube : number

real : number

rational : number

natural : number

complex : number

associative : a(b*c) = (a*b)*c

commutes : a*b = b*a

faithful : Type of group relation

center : Type of subgroup

identity : a * i = i * a = a, where i is the identity

image : Range of a function

domain: domain of a function

Can you add to this list?

"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..."

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Cool!

Let me see ... acute, adjacent, apex, argument, arm, average ... (Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary - Letter A )

Maybe we could make sentences?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- From: Indonesia
- Registered: 2015-12-02
- Posts: 2,000

Ricky wrote:

It came up on another forum that I also moderate,

Wow, nice forum you have there, bud! And it's still active, too! Gonna register that.

Actually I never watch Star Wars and not interested in it anyway, but I choose a Yoda card as my avatar in honor of our great friend bobbym who has passed away.

May his adventurous soul rest in peace at heaven.

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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I liked this one:

Don’t know where to start,

Like an unreasonable math

At ease, for me,

Alert, for you

I do the pasting

You do the copying

Ready?...

The day I discovered,

That my inks are copied

I felt like crying!

Wait a minute, I said

My ink should be crying, not ‘el!

I gave my ink the crying to do

He’s been crying like he’s damned to do.

…he’s still crying,

Are you still copying?

Thanks to all the cats

To a height I’ve solved the “math”

At the top I said copy,

But now, I say happy VIEWING!

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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