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Mathematicians versus the world.This excerpt was taken from the book "Probability and Statistics by Example" by Yuri Suhov and Mark Kelbert
A custom that continues to this day in the United States.
Just another group with the time worn philosophy that the only way to eternal peace is by massacring everyone else.
The so called, "diplomacy of lead."
Numerical Analysts will be pleased with this story.
Hmmmm. So boring math courses are causing the political unrest in the world? Just as I always suspected, terrorism is being caused by bored students who are eager to inflict upon the world the torture they have endured in math classes! 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. #2 20120707 08:38:52
Re: Mathematicians versus the world.Not all unrest is caused by boring math classes. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #3 20120707 09:18:26
Re: Mathematicians versus the world.So, let's agree that 79.3% of it is... 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. #4 20120707 10:31:56
Re: Mathematicians versus the world.That's acceptable. Maybe 79.31% even. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #5 20120707 19:47:41
Re: Mathematicians versus the world.Okay, I will stop exaggerating and just report the facts from now on. Thanks. 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. 