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- Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:47 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Dear Universities,
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### Re: Dear Universities,

By lower classes, I was not referring to humans or socioeconmic status. I mean a less rigorous class, as in "lower standards". Which doogbro seems to have pegged as a Freudian slip. (Accurately, IMO.) I wouldn't call that a Freudian slip, that could be the common phrasing at his school. H...

- Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:47 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: What should I study in graduate school?
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### What should I study in graduate school?

I'm entering my Junior year as a Math/ CS double major and I'm really uncertain of what I should study in graduate school. On the one hand I love learning about number theory and algebra and feel like researching that would be fun, but I fear that doing something so abstract with little impact on th...

- Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:50 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs
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### Re: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs

Alright, thank you for your help everyone. I went with GNU-Plot because it seemed the easiest, and it worked nicely.

- Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:53 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs
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### Re: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs

gorcee wrote:Excel?

I don't have Microsoft Office on my computer, so I can't use that.

- Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:28 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs
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### Program to Plot a function given a file of x,y pairs

I'm looking for a program that can take a file with a simple format of x,y value pairs (or something that can be easily derived from (x,y) value pairs), and then either plots all the points or, if possible, draws straight lines between neighboring points, creating a function graph. Does anyone know ...

- Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:36 am UTC
- Forum: Movies and TV Shows
- Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
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### Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

This is simple.

Who is this guy? 4Chan doesn't do hotlinking. NEVER hotlink from 4chan. Ever. -ST

I remember he's from something awesome. Can't remember what.

Who is this guy? 4Chan doesn't do hotlinking. NEVER hotlink from 4chan. Ever. -ST

I remember he's from something awesome. Can't remember what.

- Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
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### Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

I think if I was in that situation I would've just compressed the file with WinRAR, and, if need be, split it into a few RAR files and e-mailed them one at a time.

Maybe not the best way, but it's easier than driving.

Maybe not the best way, but it's easier than driving.

- Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:55 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0945: "I'm Sorry"
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### Re: 945: "I'm Sorry"

I like this comic. I think it's quite obvious that the phrase "I'm sorry" can have multiple meanings. One expressing guilt, one expressing sympathy and another meaning worthless (like, "what a sorry-looking man") . If you feel guilty about what you did, you will say sorry. If you...

- Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
- Forum: Forum Games
- Topic: 3 letters in a word
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### Re: 3 letters in a word

accusation

alh

alh

- Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:55 pm UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Randall can see the future
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### Randall can see the future

Just as predicted.

I found it really interesting that this actually happened. I was actually a little skeptical about whether or not it would work that way.

I found it really interesting that this actually happened. I was actually a little skeptical about whether or not it would work that way.

- Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:23 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: The nth root of a number modulo a prime
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### The nth root of a number modulo a prime

You have a number g and you want to find it's ath root modulo a prime p. That is to say you want to find a number x such that, x

Is this possible to do efficiently? If so, how exactly would you go about doing that?

^{a}= g (mod p).Is this possible to do efficiently? If so, how exactly would you go about doing that?

- Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:32 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Are you Major-ist?
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### Re: Are you Major-ist?

I've noticed more elitism the further towards the 'math side' of things a major is. The math majors and physics majors I've interacted with tend to be very stubborn and view the world in a binary. They are right, and everyone else is wrong. It's been pretty annoying doing a couple collaborations wi...

- Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:25 pm UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
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### Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST: "There", "Their" and "They're" are not all the same word with the same meaning but just different spellings to make things complicated. I find this is just the worst in speech. I'm constantly stopping myself mid-sentence to explain which homonym I mean. If I ju...

- Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:54 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Sequence of Primes modulo N
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### Re: Sequence of Primes modulo N

With 3 it appears I get 2,0, and then a repeating sequence of 1,2 (at least, as far as I've checked) mod(first 10 primes ,3)={2,0,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,2} I think you should check more primes. As for mod,2 the sequence will be 0,1,1,... as you said. Any other zeros in that sequence would mean that a prime>...

- Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:13 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Sequence of Primes modulo N
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### Sequence of Primes modulo N

This is just a random question I had. If I were to write the sequence of primes modulo some integer N, would I eventually get a repeating pattern. For example, modulo 2, I'd get 0 for 2, and then just a repeating sequence of 1's. With 3 it appears I get 2,0, and then a repeating sequence of 1,2 (at ...

- Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:37 pm UTC
- Forum: The Help Desk
- Topic: My DSL Box randomly stops internet connection
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### Re: My DSL Box randomly stops internet connection

yewbie wrote:Are you using qwest by chance? if so thats normal for qwest service unfortunately.

Actually, I'm using Century Link. But if it happens for one company, it's not unimaginable it'll happen for another.

- Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:46 am UTC
- Forum: The Help Desk
- Topic: My DSL Box randomly stops internet connection
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### My DSL Box randomly stops internet connection

My DSL box (by DSL box, I'm referring to the thing I plug the DSL cable into. I think the official term might be "modem") is doing this thing where it randomly decides it cannot connect to the internet for a bit. This isn't a huge problem. In fact, it's only happened twice in the past few ...

- Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:01 am UTC
- Forum: XKCD Meetups
- Topic: Florida people
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### Re: Florida people

Yeah, I live in Lehigh which is really close to Fort Myers.

- Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
- Forum: Movies and TV Shows
- Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
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### Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

There's this movie I watched a bit of recently. There was this guy with a really overactive imagination. He talked to himself a whole lot (but I guess that was just so the audience would know what he was thinking). He was complaining about how his wife called to check up on him late at night, even t...

- Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: What I Wish I Knew at the Beginning of my Math Degree
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- Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:33 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Your Schedule
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### Re: Your Schedule

APPM 1350 - Calc 1 for Engineers PHYS 1110 - General Physics 1 (Calc bases) CSCI 2270 - Data Structures Calculus is a corequisite for physics, but I've heard that it's really hard if you haven't taken calculus before. Calculus is a prerequisite for data structures, but somehow I still got into the ...

- Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:16 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Gifted Education
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### Re: Gifted Education

http://www.education.com/magazine/artic ... ts/?page=2

Just an article I was reading about American education. It talks about tracking under point 5.

Just an article I was reading about American education. It talks about tracking under point 5.

- Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:41 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve
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### Re: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve

Oh, wait, x(t) refers to the length of the entire rectangle, not just the right section?

- Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:38 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve
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### Re: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve

It comes from the divergence theorem (or Green's theorem, or Stokes' theorem). Have you seen any vector calculus? It's possible to get an intuitive understanding as well. Take a look at the attached diagram. Note how the rectangles on the left side have negative area, canceling out the portions of ...

- Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:02 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Area enclosed in a simple closed curve
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### Area enclosed in a simple closed curve

I was reading the book "Euler's Fabulous Formula", and the one part where the writer pointed out that the formula for the area of a closed curve defined parametrically for 0 <= t <= 2*pi (that is, the curve comes back to the starting point at t = 2pi) \int_0^{2\pi}x\frac{dy}{dt}dt Maybe I'...

- Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:51 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Your Schedule
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### Re: Your Schedule

APPM 1350 - Calc 1 for Engineers PHYS 1110 - General Physics 1 (Calc bases) CSCI 2270 - Data Structures Calculus is a corequisite for physics, but I've heard that it's really hard if you haven't taken calculus before. Calculus is a prerequisite for data structures, but somehow I still got into the ...

- Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:56 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: PhD in hand
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### Re: PhD in hand

Oh, awesome. But wouldn't you have preferred a blackbelt instead?

- Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: This geometry seems fishy...
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### Re: This geometry seems fishy...

In many 3D modeling systems, "faces" often means "triangles". So a rectangle would actually be 2 faces, and those "N"'s would be even more, depending how they were made. As a fun math follow-up, though, I can tell you that no matter how it was done, there were exactly ...

- Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:32 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: This geometry seems fishy...
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### Re: This geometry seems fishy...

In many 3D modeling systems, "faces" often means "triangles". So a rectangle would actually be 2 faces, and those "N"'s would be even more, depending how they were made. As a fun math follow-up, though, I can tell you that no matter how it was done, there were exactly ...

- Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:31 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: So, I've obtained $200 for college
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### Re: So, I've obtained $200 for college

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions guys. Also, I forgot to mention that I have full ride scholarship so things like books, and room and board will all already be taken care of. Leaving me quite a bit more freedom. : )

- Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:02 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: So, I've obtained $200 for college
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### So, I've obtained $200 for college

What should I spend it on? What items do you think a new college student needs most? Even if it's not essential, what things do you just find particularly awesome that you'd buy?

- Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:31 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: 10 Letters
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### Re: 10 Letters

That's all fine and well, but what secretary would do it randomly, as opposed to looking at the contents of the letter and the name and address on the envelope to determine the correct pairings; or, bare minimum eliminate a few from the random phase :p I'd expect hir to get sacked for this #notthep...

- Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:42 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Whine about your smarts
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### Re: Whine about your smarts

even if you do describe your reasons for hating math and try to make a conversation out of it, it's never nice to hear about how someone hates something you like, especially when you probably already suspect that most people hold math in contempt (though part of that could be the influence of my hi...

- Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:37 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
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### Re: Math is a language, not a science?

That doesn't in anyway contradict what I said. Proofs in ZFC + Axiom X are meaningless. I can prove the moon is made of cheese in ZFC + Axiom X. Proofs in ZFC are not meaningless. If the opposite of a given "true" statement can also be "proven", in what sense is any statement me...

- Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:13 pm UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
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### Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

The last villain in Dragonball Z was called Buu. He was created by a magician named Babidi, who was the son of Bibidi.

Put them together and what do you get?

Put them together and what do you get?

- Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:54 am UTC
- Forum: Forum Games
- Topic: Guess The Next Poster
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### Re: Guess The Next Poster

No.

VoiceDotter.

VoiceDotter.

- Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:31 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
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### Re: Math is a language, not a science?

Things are explained using naive set theory because it's intuitive. These things can also be proven with a consistent set theory. But if we can't prove it with a consistent theory it is meaningless. Saying "if you avoid contradiction you can still get useful results" is ludicrous because ...

- Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:08 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
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### Re: Math is a language, not a science?

My $0.02: I find myself siding with Token and Nachomancer. I don't think inconsistent systems are necessarily useless, and I have some doubts as to whether "doing mathematics" is synonymous with "doing stuff that can be easily translated into a formal system". All the mathematic...

- Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:11 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
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### Re: Math is a language, not a science?

That still doesn't make sense. Your axioms being inconsistent will make them useless. Whether or not I can reach a contradiction in less than n steps doesn't matter. The contradiction exists, and that's all that matters. What you're describing seems to be like saying "It all makes sense as lon...

- Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:08 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Math is a language, not a science?
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### Re: Math is a language, not a science?

This is relevant. If the system is no longer consistent, your axioms must contain a contradiction and so any derived statement is ultimately meaningless as the opposite could also be "proven". It may be interesting to note that two axioms are contradictory, but other than that, nothing wi...