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#1 2013-06-29 15:05:26

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You might be a mathematician if

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You Might Be a Mathematician if...
you are fascinated by the equation  e^(i*pi) +1=0

you know by heart the first fifty digits of pi.

you have tried to prove Fermat's Last Theorem.

you know ten ways to prove Pythagoras' Theorem.

your telephone number is the sum of two prime numbers.

you have calculated that the World Series actually diverges.

you are sure that differential equations are a very useful tool.

you comment to your wife that her straight hair is nice and parallel.

when you say to a car dealer "I'll take the red car or the blue one", you must add "but not both of them."

How many of them apply to you? and which ones?


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#2 2013-06-29 15:18:10

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

I have to do all that to become a mathematician! It's easier to think that i am a mathematician.


There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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#3 2013-06-29 15:24:56

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

Okay, but how many of them apply to you


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#4 2013-06-29 15:32:50

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

I am afraid none of them. I am feeling very dejected. Can you make another list?


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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#5 2013-06-29 15:40:48

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

Agnishom's Scoresheet
you are fascinated by the equation  e[sup]i π[/sup] +1=0 - Very much

you know by heart the first fifty digits of pi. - Only 40 sad

you have tried to prove Fermat's Last Theorem. - Yes smile

you know ten ways to prove Pythagoras' Theorem. - No, only two of them sad

your telephone number is the sum of two prime numbers. - Unfortunately, it was odd, So I tried 65's telephone number

you have calculated that the World Series actually diverges. - I have no idea what an World Series is

you are sure that differential equations are a very useful tool. - Yes

you comment to your wife that her straight hair is nice and parallel. - Not Applicable right now but would surely be if I had a wife

when you say to a car dealer "I'll take the red car or the blue one", you must add "but not both of them." - Yes

bobbym wrote:

I am afraid none of them. I am feeling very dejected. Can you make another list?

Here you go:
http://img.spikedmath.com/comics/456-to … tician.png

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-06-29 15:42:01)


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#6 2013-06-29 15:51:12

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

Thanks for providing the new list. I have one of those.


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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#7 2013-06-29 16:17:32

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

Would you please explain point 8 and 9 in the new list?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#8 2013-06-29 16:26:46

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

Those are two logic symbols. For all and there exists. But I do not get it.

The other one is incomprehensible to me. I only got 3.


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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#9 2013-06-29 16:33:20

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

How much do you score on the first list?

How do you pronounce LaTeX?


'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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#10 2013-06-29 16:35:33

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

I scored zero and am glad of it.

lah teck I am pretty sure.


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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#11 2013-06-29 16:38:50

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

How can you score zero? Don't the following apply to you?

you are sure that differential equations are a very useful tool.

you comment to your wife that her straight hair is nice and parallel.

when you say to a car dealer "I'll take the red car or the blue one", you must add "but not both of them.


'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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#12 2013-06-29 16:43:04

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

Agnishom wrote:

Okay, but how many of them apply to you

only 3


There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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#13 2013-06-29 16:44:29

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

It is understood I am only buying one. Who buys two cars.

I would never use any math on any woman. Not unless I despised her.

DE's are nothing more than approximations. Then to solve them one usually has to resort to numerics or linearize them further turning it into an approximation of an approximation.


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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#14 2013-06-29 17:07:26

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

It is understood I am only buying one. Who buys two cars.

Does that stop you from using the XOR operator?

I would never use any math on any woman. Not unless I despised her.

Really? Would you use math on chocolate chips?

approximations.

You surely use them a lot


'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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#15 2013-06-29 17:15:31

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

I love XOR. My favorite command back in the old Z-80 days was XOR A.

Nope, I eat chocolate chip

You surely use them a lot

They do crop up in numerical analysis. But as you know I never do any physics.


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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#16 2013-06-29 17:18:53

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

Z-80 was a type of game player?


'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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#17 2013-06-29 17:19:46

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

220px-Zilog_Z80.jpg

Showing that the author of that page probably never even seen a Z - 80!

#3 of your second list is the one!


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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#18 2013-06-29 21:07:44

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

Hi Agnishom

For #9: Do you know what those symbols mean by themselves.

For #3: I thought LaTeX was pronounced lay teck.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-06-29 21:08:35)


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#19 2013-06-29 21:15:07

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

Knuth says lah teck.


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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#20 2013-06-29 21:58:39

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

I do not know anything about the symbols


'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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#21 2013-06-29 22:00:43

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

For all and there exists.


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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#22 2013-06-29 22:22:01

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

I still do not get the joke


'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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#23 2013-06-29 22:29:43

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

In mathematical logic the two symbols are used to express certain facts. For example:

Meaning:

For every x there is (at least one) y which is greater than x,

Or, even further simplified:

There is no largest number.

The thing is, it is very common to have an exists symbol right after the for all symbol, like in the expression above. So, the joke would translate to:

For all for-all symbols there exists a there-exists symbol.


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#24 2013-06-29 23:49:43

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

big_smile Good One!


'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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#25 2013-06-30 00:33:48

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Re: You might be a mathematician if

I can not tell the difference between Logic and joke Logic.


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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