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06-03-2016, 08:50 PM
RE: Hello! Mathematics Discussion
(06-03-2016 08:36 PM)AbelianGrape Wrote:  What calculus textbook did you use in your course?
Calculus: Early Transcendentals

I always thought the book title sounded like some kind of new-age spiritual meditation guide involving calculus. lol
"Be one with the integral. Ohmmmmm"

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06-03-2016, 11:42 PM
RE: Hello! Mathematics Discussion
(06-03-2016 08:23 PM)AbelianGrape Wrote:  
(06-03-2016 08:16 PM)Banjo Wrote:  I like 4/4 5/4 & 17/16. Does that count?

Welcome.

Not as subjects but those could be your favourite rational numbers.

They're time signatures. Wink

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07-03-2016, 12:10 AM
RE: Hello! Mathematics Discussion
(06-03-2016 08:33 PM)AbelianGrape Wrote:  
(06-03-2016 08:24 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I can't math. Weeping

But welcome anyway!

Thank you.

I believe the ability to appreciate mathematics lies in everyone. It is truly beautiful and miraculously is extremely relevant to the real world which is more beautiful. It is not too late to learn mathematics. If you are dedicated enough I believe it's possible.

I think people shun mathematics because school makes it seem dry and boring. I liked mathematics in school but I knew the difference between real mathematics and the mathematics taught in school.

Here is some motivation:

The Fibonacci sequence starts with 1 and 1 and then you take their sum 1+1=2. Then you take 1+2=3 and 2+3=5 and so on so each next element of the sequence is the sum of the previous two. 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,... This shows up in many places in nature. Pine cones, pineapples, seashells, etc.

The Fibonacci sequence also appears in seemingly unrelated areas of mathematics. like Pascal's triangle. It is just so beautiful that the universe behaves in this way and so many seemingly unrelated things are somehow intertwined. It makes me feel warm and happy inside Smile.

All that is very true. Yes there are some here, (not so much me) who are math geniuses. (Girly and Chas). I always was bored by math until i realized it could help me win at the race track. Weeping I get that it can be "elegant". I"m trying to read Godel. It's more understandable now than the last time I tried.

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07-03-2016, 02:10 AM
RE: Hello! Mathematics Discussion
(07-03-2016 12:10 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  I always was bored by math until i realized it could help me win at the race track.

Is this a joke or true?

Do you still 'race track' ?

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07-03-2016, 06:20 AM
RE: Hello! Mathematics Discussion
(06-03-2016 08:50 PM)cactus Wrote:  
(06-03-2016 08:36 PM)AbelianGrape Wrote:  What calculus textbook did you use in your course?
Calculus: Early Transcendentals

I always thought the book title sounded like some kind of new-age spiritual meditation guide involving calculus. lol
"Be one with the integral. Ohmmmmm"

Yes. I think transcendental refers to transcendental numbers i.e numbers that cannot be expressed as the root of a polynomial with integer coefficients like pi and e.
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07-03-2016, 06:25 AM
RE: Hello! Mathematics Discussion
1/12th.

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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07-03-2016, 06:31 AM
RE: Hello! Mathematics Discussion
(06-03-2016 08:49 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(06-03-2016 07:29 PM)AbelianGrape Wrote:  Hello,

I am what is purple and commutative, an Abelian grape. I am a mathematics fanatic first and foremost.

I grew up with secular religious parents. When I was 10 I started to disbelieve in a creator and I consider myself an agnostic atheist but I think that the universe should be appreciated since truth is surely the most beautiful thing.

In my free time I enjoy learning about mathematics, computer science (the imperative form of mathematics), physics and philosophy. I also enjoy discussing religion.

Does anyone like mathematics here? What are your favourite subjects? Mine are number theory and abstract algebra.

Welcome! Did you mean "empirical" instead of "imperative"? There are physicists who post here (I'm one by training, but mostly my job description was "engineer"). I have dabbled in number theory. I don't enjoy discussing religion, though. It almost always gets into some back and forth where neither is going to convince the other. I'm retired, and spend more time with wood working and carving than I do mathematics, these days.

Well there is declarative knowledge that declares things like "a prime number is a number with only 2 divisors, 1 and itself". Imperative knowledge would be like the Sieve of Eratosthenes which finds prime numbers.
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07-03-2016, 06:34 AM
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(07-03-2016 06:25 AM)Hafnof Wrote:  1/12th.

Shouldn't that be -1/12th NOT positive 1/12th.?

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07-03-2016, 07:08 AM
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I don't know nothing about nothing. Tongue

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07-03-2016, 07:15 AM
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Double post. Yes, -1/12 would have been better.

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