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I don't believe in Math by A Wizard - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:39:32 EST ID:+mzdzIig No.15015 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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how come you can't put any symbol in any order and make the claim that it is what you say it is?

>its a conspiracy
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Isabella Nangerhudge - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:06:21 EST ID:ac89ToyY No.15044 Ignore Report Quick Reply
T: OP --> Me is not linear
Barnaby Dunderlat - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:50:29 EST ID:aLV1scJv No.15045 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think you're misconstruing the concept of digits with the concept of numbers. Like, there's the number 5 and then there's the digit 5.

Numbers represent a number of things. 5 is a number; 5478 is another number. Numbers are also abstract concepts, and to write them down we use digits.

Digits are just symbols used to communicate a number in writing; the same way that letters are the symbols we use to write words. Basically all the math you learn and see can be put into two categories: actual math, based on intrinsic properties; and results that are byproducts of the way we happen to put pens on to paper.

Take for example something like the 37 trick. Pick any digit and write it down three times. So, something like 555. Add those three digits together: 5+5+5=15. Divide your original three digit number by the sum of its digits. Regardless of the digit you start with, you'll always get 37.

But if you think about what >>15017 talks about regarding different civilizations you can think about how an ancient Roman would do this. Like, if a roman used the digit V, the trick wouldn't give 37.

The trick is actually a combination of the fundamental properties of math that don't change when they're written in different ways and a quirk of our current system.

111 is divisible by 5 regardless of how you write the figures down. CXI is divisible by III. 一百十一 is divisible by 三, etc. You're always going to get 37, regardless of what symbols you're using.

If you don't believe me, go get 111 of something. You'll always be able to split them into 3 piles of 37. The property is detached from any one expression of the numbers.
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Molly Clayfield - Wed, 09 Mar 2016 02:29:30 EST ID:FwRHmRUr No.15067 Ignore Report Quick Reply
god invented math to troll you fucks, checkmate
Molly Grandhood - Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:42:21 EST ID:pPznVtZ8 No.15080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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you can
it's called SSDoCt0rTo
Albert Fonderchork - Sun, 10 Apr 2016 14:19:31 EST ID:BI41XwUF No.15087 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Apart from the most elementary mathematics, like arithmetic or high school algebra, the symbols, formulas and words of mathematics have no meaning at all. The entire structure of pure mathematics is a monstrous swindle, simply a game, a reckless prank. You may well ask: "Are there no renegades to reveal the truth?" Yes, of course. But the facts are so incredible that no one takes them seriously. So the secret is in no danger.

How to become an amateur mathematician? Along with book recommendations. by Shitting Crittingworth - Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:13:43 EST ID:aC7pKNlN No.14371 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have How to Solve it by Poyla, The Mathematical Experience , CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, and Mathematical thought from Ancient to Modern Times.

Are there any good general mathematics books out there? I'm not too interested right now in becoming a mathematician that focuses on a very specific field.
Ebenezer Hattingdedging - Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:59:08 EST ID:gzRif05L No.14372 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What do you mean by "amateur mathematician," and what's your mathematical background?
Shitting Crittingworth - Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:09:07 EST ID:aC7pKNlN No.14373 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Amateur as opposed to professional, and my background is a a few college algebra/Pre-calculus classes.

I just want to learn math as a hobby.
David Cebberwig - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:30:49 EST ID:LZtslkSN No.14374 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I am also an amateur mathematician. Pic related.
Cornelius Pendletedge - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:18:14 EST ID:m9zbwPJj No.14377 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Amateur as opposed to professional,
>I just want to learn math as a hobby.

That's not very helpful. Yes, I figured that by "amateur", part of what you meant is that you didn't expect to get paid for it.

Do you just want to amuse yourself? With easy problems? Hard problems? Do you want to publish?

Keep in mind that Pierre de Fermat was an amateur mathematician.


>and my background is a a few college algebra/Pre-calculus classes.
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Shit Brookford - Thu, 10 Mar 2016 22:12:27 EST ID:Owidv0kC No.15068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Start here => "Polya - How to Solve It"

So what would you do if... by Wesley Fonkinhood - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:47:23 EST ID:4TF5vVu6 No.15033 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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You had actually figured out how to quantify stupidity?

I don't mean an IQ test, I mean if you had spatial sequence synaesthesia and you could literally see the difference between stupid people and smart people, as well as translate it into a quantity and develop a comprehensive test for deriving exactly how fucking stupid someone was?

I am worried about either having my discovery stolen or being murdered by some letter soup agent. I feel like Ignaz Semmelweis. This is probably the last place I will look for help. Pic only slightly related in a very abstract sense.
Jenny Niggerhall - Sat, 30 Jan 2016 23:50:55 EST ID:Zrg8t7vN No.15034 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Wait, so you're saying that a person's intelligence is a quantifiable thing, you have the superpower of being able to tell exactly how intelligent someone is (in relation to you?) just by looking at them, and the NSA wants you dead because of this ability?
Fuck Craffingshit - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:44:54 EST ID:lPEtDIQb No.15049 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Gotta say, this sounds like utter nonsense (extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence). If you think your methods are valid and you're worried about having your discovery stolen, then publish in a (reputable) journal. That's typically how this sort of thing is done.

If you are worried about alphabet soup agents, I'm afraid there's precious little you can do about that.
Simon Druddleson - Sat, 20 Feb 2016 23:30:35 EST ID:hlEla/1i No.15050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's called psychosis.
Molly Clayfield - Wed, 09 Mar 2016 02:18:38 EST ID:FwRHmRUr No.15066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ordinary claims need ordinary evidence

Not certain synesthesia is anything more than 'normal' active imagination, some being more active than others' (from a lack of beatings, realistically.)

There's something similar where you can read someone's face and judge pretty accurately their experience before they speak, but there's usually other more obvious give-aways.

Doing better in one area of math compared to another by Jarvis Norringfuck - Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:27:39 EST ID:RHLOntyV No.15063 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone have something similar happen to them?
for example, I'm taking both a college algebra and trig class this semester, and while both are fairly challenging, I don't do as well on college algebra tests compared to trig tests.
The trig class moves faster and the tests are more in-depth, I study the same amount for both classes, but I consistently score higher in trig. I think it's because there's more room for "stupid mistakes" in algebra, as most of it is pure arithmetic.
Any thoughts on this?
Augustus Brazzleleck - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 03:18:38 EST ID:bxbjkBRo No.15064 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Consider this. This is probably the fourth algebra class you've taken, whereas the trig class you're taking is your first introduction to the subject.

Your algebra class is relatively more advanced and more in depth. What's more, there isn't uniform difficulty across math courses. Don't worry about it, just study harder in algebra.
Nicholas Brisslewater - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:39:55 EST ID:Dk8yywxc No.15065 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Algebra is infamous for being tough for even very intelligent people. You want to try to learn methods, ways of looking at problems rather than memorizing a solution. It's easy to check step by step a solution that's done for you, but sometimes you have to stare at a problem until it is intuitive why it's solved that way. This is true for all levels of math.

Learn math from scratch by Hugh Shittingdock - Wed, 24 Feb 2016 02:37:19 EST ID:NaTojNkl No.15058 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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My first semester at the university was fun, every day I smoke wead. But that is not I was supposed do, so now I have to learn all the stuff, from limits to integrals and from matrices to geometry. Can you suggest some cool books for me, guys?
And excuse my English.
Lillian Clayfoot - Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:21:48 EST ID:jM5wsKbL No.15062 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I had a calculus for dummies that was great.

protip: leave a spare hour after your math classes to work on your assignments while the knowledge is fresh, then you dont have to worry about as much homework.

also, be keen and go ask your prof questions. its their job and your respnsibility to ask when your confused

Unsolved Zodiac ciphers by Angus Honeyfoot - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 23:40:50 EST ID:edLsgdZo No.15057 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Has anyone taken a crack at this?
Esther Desslefure - Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:42:19 EST ID:J4OUpAxW No.15061 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How do wewe even know thait's not meaningless gibberish, like thishttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript

Big O by Esther Nazzlebig - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 18:08:48 EST ID:uLlpzKkX No.15059 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This may be better suited for /prog/ but I'll try here.

15n + 62 = O(n)
15n + 62 <= c * f(n)

I need to find a C less than 40 and solve for k.
The answer is C = 16, K = 62, where 15n + 62 <= 16n, simplified to give you 62 <= n. This is what my textbook has as the answer.

Can anyone explain this to me? I don't understand, why is K = 62? I understand this is marking the point where one side of the equation passes the other side, but I don't know how 62 plays into that at all.
Esther Nazzlebig - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 18:14:55 EST ID:uLlpzKkX No.15060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hey nevermind, it's 62 because 15(62) + 62 <= 16(62). That was easy.

Diff Equations: Exact Equations by Sophie Goodstone - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:53:02 EST ID:qCDKBx4v No.15052 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Please help.
Determine the constant c so that the differential equation is exact.
(x+cy+ 2)dx + (y-x)dy = 0
Sophie Goodstone - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:49:58 EST ID:qCDKBx4v No.15053 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If Exact Equations are of the form M(x,y) + N(x,y)*(dy/dx) = 0
Then my guess would be to divide the whole thing by dx first. so we get:
(x+cy+2) + (y-x)(dy/dx) = 0

Okay.. so.
M=x+cy+2; N=y-x
; So.. first check if the partial derivative of M with respect to y is equal to N partial respect to x..
My = 0 wtf
Nx = -1 okay wtf!

Sophie Goodstone - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:52:28 EST ID:qCDKBx4v No.15054 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No. Wait.
c= -1 Correct?
Hedda Dirrydog - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:50:22 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15055 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's correct, but your work >>15053 is all screwed up. You're supposed to be integrating, not taking partial derivatives.
Hedda Dirrydog - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:58:11 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're supposed to find the potential function, which turns out to be F(x, y) = 1/2x^2 + 1/2y^2 + 2x - xy + z where z is the constant of integration.

for a er secret project by Polly Fanstock - Wed, 30 Dec 2015 04:20:23 EST ID:8sbm1RBU No.15010 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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got an answer??

it goes line by line not a whole sentence x
Nicholas Pockdock - Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:58:38 EST ID:WhsPRodl No.15011 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Penny = million
Hundred penny = 100 million = pound
Hundred million pound = Hundred million pound
Angus Sorryforth - Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:05:36 EST ID:8sbm1RBU No.15012 Ignore Report Quick Reply

isnt it to do with money so
hundred penny = £100million
£100million x £100million = hundred penny x hundred penny?
= £10000
Shit Snodbury - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:11:34 EST ID:WhsPRodl No.15051 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No because you see that a
penny = million
100 penny v 100 million = 1 pound
1 million = 0.01 pound
0.01 pound * 100 million/penny = 1 pound

f(x)= 0.01x

It has nothing to do with money, but with the prefixes and the specific numeral system (base 10 decimal)
I could might as well have been apples and pies

Where to start? by Betsy Sunderforth - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 02:29:48 EST ID:hlhZo5V6 No.15000 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /math/,
I need some help. I have always been shit at math. I never studied throughout high school and got mostly C's or D's in math while maintaining straight A's in the rest of my classes. It was mostly due to me not completing homework, but I also failed to grasp a lot of concepts.

So now that I'm in college I'm fucking up hard in math. I have to take a class I already took in high school because I did so bad on the placement exams. And I just failed it. My goal is to get serious and focus on math more, however I have no idea where to start.

I'm in "Intro to College Algebra" which basically covers pre- algebra through algebra 2 with a little geometry sprinkled in. With that in mind, where the hell do I start? What material is out there that I should cover? Could you guys be so kind as to show me in the right direction as to where to study, whether it be Khan Academy or a particular set of text books. I feel as if I need to start towards the bottom of math knowledge because I honestly don't even remember the rules for working with fractions all the way back in elementary school.

Thanks guys.
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Whitey Worthingson - Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:42:28 EST ID:IW8qyMi3 No.15008 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i stoped trying to get math at second year of HS
i always sucked at it, and thought it was pretty useless (aside from basic stuff)
i really dont know nothing, im at the level of a 8 year old, hell, im pretty sure there must be tons of 8 year olds who know more math than me
when i say i stopped trying, i mean it, i never ever paid attention.
wat do
will this khan academy help me? or should i just kill myself?
Sidney Sommermon - Sat, 26 Dec 2015 17:43:40 EST ID:nHMNF5Fv No.15009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i reccommend "wolfram alpha" for things too. its a great way to figure stuff out. just type the equation in and it shows you how to solve it.
Shitting Fushbury - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:45:39 EST ID:OD6ADxvT No.15037 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Im somewhat impressed that you really do wish to turn your issues in mathematics around. Usually once someone has put Math off for so long they just dont have the will to get back to it.

Khan Academy is the best free resource and you should be on it every day for at least 20 minutes for extra practice. Do all the homework to the best of your ability and turn it in conpleted. On exams answer everything to the best of your ability and try and leave nothing blank. Partial points are better than nothing but this is more crucial in higher level classes.

Start at geometry and equation solving. If your unsure about algebra rules find examples before you practice something illegal for a week straight. Ive seen plenty of kids try and simplify the sum of two squares inside a square root :/

This was my study progressio before college after I spent 2 years washing dishes after high school.
Algebra1/geometry >> algebra2 >> pre calc 1/2 >> calculus
Differential >> integral >> vector >> series >> multivariable

Linear Algebra and Diff.Eq can be taken anytime after integral calculus.
Henry Fommlefield - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 19:36:38 EST ID:RHLOntyV No.15047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
not to be that guy, but I think you're thinking of Velleman's how to prove it, Polya wrote "How to Solve It," which is a great book in its own right.
Doris Nundlechodging - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 03:50:13 EST ID:aLV1scJv No.15048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
symbolab is free though

wolfram is just mathematica stripped down so you could just pirate that

Prolem Sets for Group Theory Class by Hamilton Crubbleshit - Sat, 07 Nov 2015 07:06:32 EST ID:q3ZVtHN5 No.14966 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I'm taking a Group Theory class and we are using the book Undergraduate Algebra by Serge Lang.

It's a good book except that there's not solution manual so it is pretty useless to practice problems.

Can any of you please share any problem sets with solution, you had if you also took this class?

Or maybe a book on group theory that has both practice problems and solutions?

Pic unrelated.
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Edward Dottingkot - Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:53:54 EST ID:ogurKzAf No.14972 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Solutions are floating around via Google search on math stackexchange and other sites, you're supposed to attempt the solutions then discuss with your TA or Prof or in class the answers.
Reuben Bucklesure - Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:45:22 EST ID:QBhQLlLE No.14987 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Sometimes this is not possible, in my class there were up to twenty problems assigned every day, to expect that many novel original proofs all the time is impossible..
Archie Murdbury - Wed, 06 Jan 2016 02:44:58 EST ID:iXKR5G5E No.15014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But the pic is related.
Edwin Cocklemane - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:35:30 EST ID:voE+OnYz No.15036 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Pic unrelated.
Oh, you'll be surprised annon.
Albert Dublingkork - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:57:12 EST ID:peflw+mo No.15042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Pic unrelated.

Linear ODEs by Faggy Harrypadging - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:38:05 EST ID:0k+KCTnX No.15038 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't understand how this equation is linear. Can someone explain?
Lillian Sugglestock - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:04:38 EST ID:Zrg8t7vN No.15039 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because sine is a function of t; if it were a function of y, then the equation would be non-linear.

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