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DiaphatusDiophantus, the Greek mathematician known as the "Father of Algebra", supposedly had the following inscribed on his tombstone: #2 20090720 16:41:57
Re: DiaphatusHi uzurpatorul; Last edited by bobbym (20090720 16:42:22) 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. #3 20090721 22:04:25
Re: DiaphatusThat was a nice puzzle, uzurpatorul! Last edited by phrontister (20090722 02:42:35) "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."  Ted Nelson #4 20130610 11:08:29
Re: DiaphatusI've worked it out backwards, but could someone please help me with the algebraic working? #5 20130610 15:29:12
Re: DiaphatusHi; 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. 