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Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:24 am UTC
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 105321

Re: 0314: "Dating Pools"

This comic turned up in a scholarship calculus exam in NZ (the hardest before university, if you do well they give you money) last year. It was brilliant. "A simple model fitting the general shape shown in the comic strip for the proportion of singles of age t is S(t) = e–0.05t for t ≥ 18 (wher...
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Topic: 0389: "Keeping Time"
Replies: 213
Views: 53167

Re: "Keeping Time" Discussion

It's nice to know I'm not the only mad person who, the instant they see music on the page, stops and tries to work out what it is, or at least what it would sound like. Though I now feel like a philistine because I don't actually know the piece.
Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:56 am UTC
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54262

Re: "e to pi times i" Discussion

Ja, but I hadn't come across that either. But now I have, and it makes maths even more happy for me to know such beautiful equations exist.
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Replies: 10922
Views: 2325617

Hi! I'm Rowena. I am a high school student, currently 15. I discovered the fora today, loved them, and wanted to post a reply so I created this account. I have so far been reading various maths topics, and they are both fascinating and almost all utterly impossible for someone my age to understand m...
Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What is the mass of a feather?
Replies: 229
Views: 318842

Re: What is the mass of a feather?

What everyone seems to have missed is that the very process of measuring the mass of a feather, assuming we can manage that in one of the ways these most wonderful mathematicians suggest, changes the thing being measured at the quantum level, so we can never be sure what the mass was before the meas...
Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:44 am UTC