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#1 2010-01-08 09:58:38

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How proofs are made


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

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#2 2010-01-08 11:59:31

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Re: How proofs are made

The truly sad part is the years later.

Will all this take me a very long time to learn - grasshopper

Only a lifetime, perhaps a little longer - Master Po


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.

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#3 2010-01-10 08:02:13

mathsyperson
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Re: How proofs are made

Ooh, I haven't seen this before. I know how I'm spending my next hour or two. smile


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#4 2013-04-15 14:49:30

Agnishom
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Re: How proofs are made

I didn't get it


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#5 2013-04-15 21:10:56

bobbym
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Re: How proofs are made

An antiquated concept.


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.

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