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#1 2012-12-26 05:19:34

pellerinb
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Hello from Nova Scotia

Hi Everyone!  wave

I have been enjoying math ever since high school. I love primes and consider any composite number like a molecule composed of distinct prime factors. I like to represent numbers a couple dozen or hundred digits long by simple expressions and consider it like "exploring space with a telescope". Discovering weird sequences fascinate me; right now I am enjoying the Smarandache Reverse Power Summation numbers. I've got a BSc in math and a MSc in agricultural math modelling from Dalhousie. I slavishly use Wolfram|Alpha for spontaneous calculations and occasionally program with R.

I just discovered this website so I have no clue what the focus or interests of others are yet. Math IS fun!!


Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.
In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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#2 2012-12-26 05:31:31

bobbym
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Re: Hello from Nova Scotia

Hi pellerinb;

Welcome to the forum!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2012-12-26 06:04:21

bob bundy
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Re: Hello from Nova Scotia

hi pellerinb

Welcome to the forum.

I have no clue what the focus or interests of others are yet. Math IS fun!!

But that's it.  The focus is Math is fun.  You've worked it out already!  smile

And I proved it a while back.  I'll try to track down the thread.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#4 2012-12-26 06:06:47

bob bundy
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Re: Hello from Nova Scotia


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#5 2012-12-26 06:37:58

pellerinb
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Re: Hello from Nova Scotia

Thanks for that, Bob! That's pretty neat. smile


Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.
In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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#6 2012-12-26 06:52:33

anonimnystefy
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Re: Hello from Nova Scotia

Hi pellerinb

Welcome to the forum! smile

It is great meeting other math enthusiasts!


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#7 2012-12-26 12:01:27

mathaholic
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Re: Hello from Nova Scotia

Welcome to the forum, pellerinb! smile


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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