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#1 2014-06-08 23:09:42

jamesbailey1990
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Hi there

Hi, I'm James.

I'm a 24 year old web developer from Doncaster.

I've joined the forum because I'd like to greatly improve my Maths skills.
I did horribly at school in maths, I think I got a D or an E for my GCSE maths exam.

I'm now interested in designing and developing games and I've started reading material that includes things like Transformation Matrices, which is my main reason for wanting to get a lot better at Maths.

Hoping to make some friends to of course smile

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#2 2014-06-08 23:33:09

ganesh
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Re: Hi there

Hi jamesbailey1990,

Welcome to the forum!

jamesbailey1990 wrote:

I did horribly at school in maths, I think I got a D or an E for my GCSE maths exam

Never mind, you can acquire math skills any time.

Best wishes.


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#3 2014-06-08 23:43:48

Agnishom
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Re: Hi there

Hi James,

I am Agnishom. What is your favorite color?

Do not worry about school grades. If you have the will, you will improve soon.


'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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#4 2014-06-09 00:19:31

jamesbailey1990
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Re: Hi there

Thanks ganesh smile

Hi Agnishom, I'd have to say my favourite colour is.. well it was blue but now I prefer red.

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#5 2014-06-09 00:25:13

bobbym
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Re: Hi there

Welcome to the forum.


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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#6 2014-06-09 02:16:49

ShivamS
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Re: Hi there

Welcome to the forum!

It is good that you have taken the initiative to learn mathematics.

Don't worry too much about those school grades - they are not a good indicator of your aptitude for mathematics.

You are correct that you need a lot of mathematics (and physics) for developing games. Some time back we were working on a rather complicated game and you couldn't imagine how much mathematics we had to learn (despite us already being math majors) to make a successful game. Of course, it depends on which type of game you are developing.

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#7 2014-06-09 18:16:58

kdipakj
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Re: Hi there

Hi,

I am Dipak Kambale from India. The next thing about me is I love mathematics. I keep on reading books of very famous authors such as HSM Coexter, Euclid's elements, E.T. Bell, Ian etc... I was searching on net for complex numbers and I found this site. The explanation given was quit excellent. I liked it and then become member for this forum.

Thanks & Regards,
Dipak

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#8 2014-06-09 18:59:35

bob bundy
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Re: Hi there

hi Dipak,

Welcome to the forum.

Bob


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

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#9 2014-06-09 19:32:08

bobbym
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Re: Hi there

Hi kdipakj;

Welcome to the forum.


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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#10 2014-06-10 05:04:44

ShivamS
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Re: Hi there

Welcome to the forum, kdipakj;

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#11 2014-06-10 05:04:58

anonimnystefy
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Re: Hi there

Hi jamesbailey1990 and kdipakj

Welcome to the forum! smile


“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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