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by pubescent tuba
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 105714

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...
by pubescent tuba
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0389: "Keeping Time"
Replies: 213
Views: 53603

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.
by pubescent tuba
Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54437

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.
by pubescent tuba
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2349468

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

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...
by pubescent tuba
Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What is the mass of a feather?
Replies: 229
Views: 319359

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...
by pubescent tuba
Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54437

Re: "e to pi times i" Discussion

I really like this formula! I had never come across it before, but it makes at least some sense (to a high school student, I think that's reasonable) and it's so neat.

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