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by Elusieum
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40470

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

As a recent high school graduate, and newly enrolled university student, I can definitely say, "Randal, get out of my head!" It took me forever to find course descriptions!
by Elusieum
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 151747

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

My mind has been blown.
by Elusieum
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86341

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

I'd like to address all the lonely guys and girls out there: fuck your low self-esteem, fuck your fear of rejection, fuck your preconceptions of gender roles; if you have feelings for somebody, it is your responsibility to be forward with those feelings. I registered to say this: I've been waffling...
by Elusieum
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 86341

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

My response to the comic: Aww...
by Elusieum
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 108537

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

3.14159265358979323...

18 digits. =)
by Elusieum
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions

we turn it into a quadratic equation: ln(5) x^2 + ln(2) x + ln(5)-ln(7) = 0 we use the quadratic equation: x = set of: - ln(2) +/- sqrt( ln(2)^2 - 4 ln(5)^2 - 4 ln(7)ln(5) ) ------------------------------------------------------------ 2 ln(5) I see this is using the quadratic formula of: (-b +/- (s...
by Elusieum
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions

skeptical scientist wrote:Having someone explain them to you on a web forum seems like a questionable way of doing things. Try Wikipedia and Google, and if you have more specific questions, we'll be happy to answer them.


... Will do.
by Elusieum
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions

Elusieum wrote: Wait, is it something like (log3)/(log7)?


:D It is! Thank you.
by Elusieum
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions

Elusieum wrote:Okay, sorry. How do I change the base from 10 to 7 on my calculator?


Wait, is it something like (log3)/(log7)?
by Elusieum
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions

So lets say you have y=3^x. What is x when y is 7? You take the base 3 log of both sides and get x=log3(7)... So log3(7)=ln(7)/ln(3). You evaluate the ln (or log base 10) on your calculator. Okay, sorry. How do I change the base from 10 to 7 on my calculator? As for radians, the radian is an arc on...
by Elusieum
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions

BlackSails wrote:That sounds silly.

Anyway, do you know what an exponential (ie, 10^2, e^3/2, e^x) is?


Yeah, I know what exponential are. I get that log(base10)100 = 2 etc. but I don't know how to solve exponential functions with it.
by Elusieum
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions

Didnt you do logs and trig in precalc/geometry? At my school, we have "Math 12" and "Calculus 12." It is 'preferred' that you complete Math 12 before taking Calculus, as it covers Logs and Trig functions, but myself and a chunk of my peers were stupidly ambitious and decided to ...
by Elusieum
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Logs, Radians and Trig Functions
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Logs, Radians and Trig Functions

Well, essentially, it is very preferred that I know how to use Logarithms, Radians and Trigonometric Functions in two days for my high school calculus test, but this is somewhat difficult as I haven't learned any of this yet in my other math course. :shock: Any tips or especially important notes to ...
by Elusieum
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0629: "Skins"
Replies: 144
Views: 29898

Re: "Skins" Discussion

I'm a bit confused. Do "skins" actually exist? Or was this just a joke?
by Elusieum
Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 59601

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

This comic made me very happy. I love crossing an internet phenomenon with a math pun. Excellent.
by Elusieum
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational Dislikes
Replies: 236
Views: 18834

Re: Irrational Dislikes

I have an irrational dislike of children and making phone calls to people I don't know too well.

I have very rational dislikes of Edmonton, and small yappy dogs.
by Elusieum
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Calculus Cheque
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

Calculus Cheque

http://www.motivatedphotos.com/?id=8060

I noticed this motivational poster on a forum, and further observed Mr. Munroe's name in the corner.

Does anyone know if he actually sent this cheque into Verizon Communications? If so, I would like to know their response. :lol:

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