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Best language for math by Simon Sattingbury - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:37:13 EST ID:lwS34rUW No.15429 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Phineas Chacklestetch - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:12:13 EST ID:vrOFV9fT No.15460 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I want to add that some German words are things that would be lengthy phrases in english. For instance a famous theorem is Hilbert's Nullstellensatz theorem, which roughly and shittily translated in to english means the zeroes places theorem.

German isn't a better language for math, because mathematical objects are independent of language.
James Sinkinbitch - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:24:13 EST ID:6m87/9/+ No.15467 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I do agree, but I also think that sometimes language gets in the way of learning.

for instance, closed/open/clopen in topology (using words which have binary meaning to talk about objects which arent binary)

or 'imaginary' numbers

Those things arent hurdles for math people, but I do think they are hurdles when someone is trying to learn math
Fucking Crocklemack - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:08:40 EST ID:c0vo/Lfo No.15471 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It takes roughly as long to say Nullstellensatz as it does to say Zeros Places Theorem. All that German accomplishes is reducing the number of spaces you have to type.
Thomas Pammerdale - Sat, 20 May 2017 21:41:47 EST ID:1puAuUud No.15506 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The lost language of babbaganoosh
John Bliffingson - Wed, 24 May 2017 03:05:51 EST ID:lub1zF0h No.15512 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yes, but there are fewer "z" letters in Zero Places Theorem, and the space key is already one of the most used buttons. It is more economic and eco-friendly over the long run to use long and complicated words that have lots of "z" and 15+ characters.

Snowflake by Fucking Hegglebeck - Tue, 23 May 2017 23:18:48 EST ID:9ZyxHAkA No.15511 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I made you guys a generalized Koch snowflake. I have a tool now that can produce several variations on the basic idea. Cheers.

What's the biggest number? by Nathaniel Sacklespear - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:54:08 EST ID:XssdERJk No.15209 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Assume we had all the possible methods of information storage in the universe and all the resources of the universe at our whimsical disposal.

What's the largest number we could put down in some kind of recording before we ran out of universe?

So I guess the core question I'm asking is what's the most compact way to write large numbers? Is there anything that beats out scientific notation? And what's the greatest extreme to which we could conceivably take this?
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Cyril Faddlehood - Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:13:07 EST ID:FnqCMFm+ No.15251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The observable universe is basically a round bubble, and it includes everything we are able to... observe. What that's saying is that it is the furthest distance that we can see light coming from, or that particles of light are able to interact with and be measured by some medium from our location on earth. Outside of that bubble, the universe we are able to see no longer interacts with or receives any information from any matter or particles that might lie outside.

If you can't grasp what observable light entails, then the concept is above you. It honestly shouldn't require explanation, but hopefully what I wrote helps. If it doesn't, sorry nigga, you just aren't gonna get it.
Esther Pebberworth - Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:37:41 EST ID:XNyHHSTC No.15297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A bunch of cajoles!
24 is the highest number and thats it!

Barnaby Brellyhick - Sat, 20 May 2017 21:51:19 EST ID:EJeHrwkJ No.15508 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Whatever you make it man.
Edward Smallbanks - Tue, 23 May 2017 02:05:16 EST ID:lub1zF0h No.15509 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Without doing something like "Base googleplex" the biggest numbers I have heard of people talking seriously about are the values of busy beaver function. The get very big.


But still even a countably infinite ordinal is bigger than these lames
Barnaby Wannersteck - Tue, 23 May 2017 09:34:33 EST ID:+WL4MNee No.15510 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There are lots of functions which grow faster than any computable function which people are interested in.


Getting into Physics ---> Quantum stuff by Beatrice Sepperhall - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:14:21 EST ID:t/8wjLF3 No.14296 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Where should I start? Should I learn a bunch of calculus first? I was recommended University Physics With Modern Physics (Young & Freedman) to start with and then to move to Quantum Mechanics (Bransden & Joachain). At least to start off with.

Any other recommendations or whatever? Besides college and stuff, just on maybe the order you began learning it or w/e? thanks.
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Molly Blatherfield - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:07:06 EST ID:t/8wjLF3 No.14340 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Any recommendations on which linear algebra book to use? After the calculus book?
Lillian Barryshaw - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:01:17 EST ID:Gw2IN3ba No.14341 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So you're really serious about this, huh? Just out of curiosity, are you planning on buying all these books? Anywho, I used the third edition of Linear Algebra and Its Applications by Lay. But MIT uses Introduction to Linear Algebra by Strang, so I'd go with that. After calculus and linear algebra, you'll want to study differential equations. I used Differential Equations: An Introduction to Modern Methods and Applications by Brannan and Boyce, but Ordinary Differential Equations by Tenenbaum and Pollard seems to be a more popular choice for self-study. That's all the mathematics you really need to get started in QM. Of course the more mathematics you know, the better in physics you'll be. So studying things like probability theory (which again you need to understand the bare bones of), PDEs, and even group theory will help you better understand QM.
Hamilton Docklekane - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:21:50 EST ID:n1HpAHmU No.14344 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I personally think the study of differential equations is more important to have down before the linear algebra when learning the basics of QM, because then you can get a feel for what Shrodinger's equation is saying, but there is much debate on the proper pedagogy for teaching it. Vibrations and Waves by French is my personal choice for learning diff eq.s and linear algebra/ their applications to physics all in one nice bundle. Also Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by Boas has been a life saver for soooo many areas in physics. I still keep my copy of it from sophomore year in college on my bookshelf.
Archie Worthingfield - Sun, 07 Sep 2014 18:26:47 EST ID:xvgqavvT No.14354 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here ya go, a full list of exactly what you need to be a good theoretical physicist

Many of the links don't work anymore, so substitute with MIT Open Courseware lectures on Math/Physics or whatever modern books you can find. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-05-quantum-physics-ii-fall-2013/video-lectures/
Barnaby Brellyhick - Sat, 20 May 2017 21:48:22 EST ID:EJeHrwkJ No.15507 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Write a paper suggesting a link between chemistry and physics

Pleb Contemplates Curvature by Pleb - Mon, 23 May 2016 14:22:48 EST ID:BB0KLoxX No.15128 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am certain i am missing information so i appeal to you brainy smarties to educate me However this also may be a physics questions. I dunno.

Do curves actually exist? Meaning at the smallest point possible (I would assume planck length) would it not be a straight line from point A to point B then a second straight line from point B to point C etc etc? Only upon pulling back far enough to no longer see the individual points does the curve appear?
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Esther Hunningman - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:15:42 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15474 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're conflating limitations of measurement based on technology and fundamental limits. Imagine you're an image on a digital display screen. The space you inhabit is made of pixels. There is no way for you to measure a distance smaller than the width of a pixel. This is a fundamental limit. No matter how powerful your technology becomes, you can never probe distances smaller than this. And if you can't measure something, does it physically exist? No.
Thomas Peckleway - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:23:05 EST ID:j58znr37 No.15475 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You can't know that you're on a screen made of discrete pixels. What if you "really are" in such a space but the laws of physics in your world make models which take space to be continuous much more accurate than any dicrete models you can produce? You can't know that way down there is some discrete object which makes everything up, so Occam's razor says that you should behave as though space is continuous. This absurd disconnect between what is "real" and your model comes from believing there is some fundamental true mathematical description of nature. Very smart people have discussed why this is unreasonable. It doesn't mean that physics isn't the only sane way to understand the world, but it does mean that there is no one correct mathematical description of things like space.
Matilda Suvingtene - Thu, 18 May 2017 03:23:17 EST ID:YEemZCud No.15503 Ignore Report Quick Reply

nigga have you even taken psychedelics? are you unaware we exist within a holographic cosmic fractal?
Eliza Grimstone - Fri, 19 May 2017 15:33:10 EST ID:lub1zF0h No.15504 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>hurr I can't measure it therefore it's not real

Nope, that's not how things work.
Beatrice Sapperperk - Sat, 20 May 2017 01:59:48 EST ID:VoDJt227 No.15505 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You can't know that you're on a screen made of discrete pixels.

Do you not know that you're made of discrete particles?

>What if you "really are" in such a space but the laws of physics in your world make models which take space to be continuous much more accurate than any dicrete models you can produce?

That's not how it works. We make models to help us understand nature. If a model is successful at explaining things, we attribute to it the quality of reality. This is called model-dependent realism.

>You can't know that way down there is some discrete object which makes everything up

Again, you provide no reason why it's impossible to know this. In the case of the pixel-screen universe, the surface of an object would change depending on how the object was oriented. This would measurably affect the friction experienced between objects.

>Occam's razor says that you should behave as though space is continuous.
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Mandlebrot Set Via WEbcam Iteration Discoved By Me by Eric Alan Frazin - Sun, 14 May 2017 03:01:43 EST ID:Cv411eOF No.15498 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Eric Alan Frazin - Sun, 14 May 2017 03:05:21 EST ID:Cv411eOF No.15499 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I know double posted in prog but this is a break through in physics, math and comp sci.
Eric Alan Frazin - Sun, 14 May 2017 03:12:08 EST ID:Cv411eOF No.15500 Ignore Report Quick Reply


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Phoebe Tillingstone - Mon, 15 May 2017 00:40:31 EST ID:AQ7xCSUt No.15501 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's a neat little app. can you explain the principals behind it?
Archie Blimmerfuck - Thu, 18 May 2017 01:12:57 EST ID:j58znr37 No.15502 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's autism combined with a severe lack of moderation on the academic boards.

Hyperoperations by Hamilton Nudgebanks - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:37:10 EST ID:uqJv93qR No.15439 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone have any ideas about pic related?
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David Blythestock - Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:46:31 EST ID:KPDi1EOJ No.15488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why so secretive? I'll draw you a picture of each of the ways I tried some time later this week. Can't be assed to describe it in words right now, and in any case I wasn't able to finish the double-counting either way I did it.
Charlotte Sengernark - Fri, 05 May 2017 15:59:04 EST ID:thFY31Zj No.15494 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here are the two Burton-like configurations I tried.
Charlotte Sengernark - Fri, 05 May 2017 16:14:29 EST ID:thFY31Zj No.15495 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just realized I fucked up the 3^3 on the left picture. You get the idea, I hope.
Walter Surryhig - Sat, 06 May 2017 23:44:26 EST ID:982EzYoa No.15496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
brings back memories of Proofs class. terrible memories...

Can someone remind me what
f: N^3 -> N

means, again?
George Crenningwell - Sun, 07 May 2017 10:56:40 EST ID:thFY31Zj No.15497 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It means f takes three counting numbers as arguments and spits one counting number out. For example, f(2,3,4)=16.

Top 10 favourite Integers by Colonel Badtouch - Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:38:05 EST ID:9bYxsT36 No.15261 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys what are some of your favourite integers? Here's my top 10:
10. 34,236
9. 8
8. 457,893 ( I bet some of you thought this would be higher!)
7. 43.
6. 6 (Imagine that!)
5. 240
4. 9000
3. 7,777,777
2. 7, 777,771
  1. 108
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Nigel Dartwater - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:17:46 EST ID:txB+9pVv No.15332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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10. 15625
9. 11
8. 222
7. 6
6. 50
5. 7
4. 800
3. 22222222222
2. 2919
  1. -7776
Esther Gacklefudge - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:13:40 EST ID:ke/fVhEa No.15490 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Priscilla Goodworth - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:07:25 EST ID:lub1zF0h No.15491 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That ain't no integer son
Nigel Cronningfudge - Mon, 01 May 2017 13:44:06 EST ID:QC/JAkzH No.15492 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like 1, 3, 7 & 12. And 24. And 144,000
Martha Deddlestat - Wed, 03 May 2017 12:52:44 EST ID:lYjTKStM No.15493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Fermat Primes https://oeis.org/A019434
3, 5, 17, 257, 65537

the form of 2^(2^m)+1 makes them just one too large to use 8 bit or 16 bit binary calculations (which might be alleviated and as such is part of the interest)
And they represent the number of sides of construable regular polygons which are as perfect as you can approximate a circle in their own right, in terms of relative the quality of approximation vs number of digits needed to do the calculation.

Linear Algebra Review by Alice Finkinman - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:23:31 EST ID:AOEV1QdK No.14706 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I took a linear algebra class years ago and want to review. I have Axler's Linear Algebra Done Right and really enjoy it, but I want something with more applications and exercises to go along with it.

Suggestions? Online or texts
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Reuben Chacklefield - Sun, 17 May 2015 07:09:03 EST ID:WtAxPZi7 No.14735 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Gilbert Strang is pretty cool, he teaches Linear Algebra. Here's the playlist for all his lectures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK3O402wf1c&list=PL41A1C92F1766D4AB
Shit Subberfoot - Fri, 29 May 2015 04:55:00 EST ID:HKah9GEZ No.14760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you really want to go deep inside Linear Algebra I suggest you study a little of Abstract Algebra. I used Fraleigh, it's a good book, you can find it online as a .pdf. With Abstract Algebra you will gain a deep knowledge about algebraic structures, such as groups rings and fields (as well as he other intermediate structures), and trust me Linear Algebra will become clearer. After that you will be able to go deeper into whatever you want, for instance Non-Linear Algebra or Group theory.
Fuck Chorryford - Fri, 29 May 2015 10:00:06 EST ID:/JY7Oqfv No.14761 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Linear Algebra by Shilov
Esther Binderford - Sat, 30 May 2015 12:40:05 EST ID:V731xQnT No.14763 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lax is the one I just used for my class this spring. Pretty good book, easy if you have a basic understanding and use it in cojucntion with internet tutorials to refresh. LOTS of practical uses for the material
Hannah Blittinglit - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:48:51 EST ID:jVVag+L0 No.15489 Ignore Report Quick Reply
work through every problem in linear algebra done
do some abstract algebra along the way
good luck

What is the theory of Equality by E - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:52:31 EST ID:LbDKCfts No.15477 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I wrote this program the demonstrate my idea, http://faceclicker.com if it the wrong theory please discuss

What's your power level? by William Drenkingold - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:21:19 EST ID:I4oaqfW8 No.15281 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm new to this site and it struck me as pleasantly surprising that there's a whole set of science&math boards. I am however rather skeptical about the average level of education here, so let's make a little survery:

  1. Age
  2. Degree
  3. Specialty
  4. Dream job/profession
  5. Plans for the near future and long term strategy
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Ernest Dankinwill - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:34:36 EST ID:6/N17cz8 No.15423 Ignore Report Quick Reply

How I'll afford it here in the US is a pretty important question. I realize there are scholarships and all but I gotta figure all of it out. Also if reputation is important can I not simply wave around a US Bachelor's degree in Germany if for some reason they don't like German degrees?
John Drarrypon - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:09:40 EST ID:c0vo/Lfo No.15424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You shouldn't be paying for graduate school in anything technical. They should be paying you to teach and covering your tuition.
Phineas Chacklestetch - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:31:07 EST ID:vrOFV9fT No.15462 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I am at the end of an algebraic topology course right now, and my professor doesn't make much sense. I think I understand homology and cohomology pretty well, but spectral sequences have really fucked my brain. Since it's your area, do you think you can recommend a survey paper or something on it.

Other topics in algebraic topology have useful applications. Why should I give a shit about spectral sequences? Of course they are a generalization, but it seems it only has use for higher homotopy groups and etc.

Why should anyone outside of mathematics care about higher homotopy groups? They are notoriously difficult and at least to this day don't have the same applications that their homological counterparts enjoy.
Phineas Chacklestetch - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:42:19 EST ID:vrOFV9fT No.15463 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This. If you get admitted you should get a teaching position with a survival wage. I am paid 20,000$ a year with tuition and health insurance free, and 100 students.

I could get more if I were to quit early and get a masters degree
Fuck Billingfoot - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:41:06 EST ID:oXSM8l4D No.15476 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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  1. 25
  2. Finance
  3. Real-Estate Finance
  4. Professional Investor
  5. Having a hot wife that loves me and a large bank account.

I'd also like to point out that your inquiry means very little, as even the smartest of men at one point were nothing.

Volume optimization? by Duffman - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:19:17 EST ID:Rhgh4/nK No.15464 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How does one go about doing these problems? are there formulas I'm missing for this? My professor covered this in the last 5 minutes of class and he was pretty unclear.
Henry Mondlechot - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 14:54:04 EST ID:pPgJY+De No.15465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Does this help?
George Pittway - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:00:05 EST ID:Rhgh4/nK No.15466 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yes, Somewhat. Thank you

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