Alpha Omicron wrote:Euler's Identity. 'Nuff said.
Token wrote:Yeah, there's plenty of awesome stuff in maths. For example, the fact that the least positive root of sin(x) is equal to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
Narsil wrote:For the record, I am not:
b)obsessed with penii, I just have bad luck and they follow me everywh...
SpitValve wrote:And as for Optimus being influenced by Buddhism, I severly doubt it.
chrispy1 wrote:Token wrote:Yeah, there's plenty of awesome stuff in maths. For example, the fact that the least positive root of sin(x) is equal to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
Scratches head. Scratches armpit. Thinks Token is a hell of a lot smarter than me. Continues with reply to a topic I'm not sure I'm qualifed. And yes, I just spelt qualified wrong. Oh dear
The most interesting/beautiful things I find are when you're busy doing some maths in <some area>, and you realise it's exactly the same as something in <some other area>, just in a different form. It blows my mind.
zenten wrote:My favourite is all the N dimensional linear algebra stuff. It just gets to me on a primal level.
zenten wrote:My problem with probability was that the professors couldn't get their terms straight. They would write out functions like variables, and not define what's what. But that's more a problem with how it is presented than the field itself.
Zohar wrote:A wonderful subject to start with, and a pretty easy one, is discreet mathematics. It's very helpful for later subjects and it has some very beautiful things (try to read up on "Hilbert's Hotel" if it interests you).
Nullcline wrote:What a colossal waste of stupidity.
fjafjan wrote:I got quite a lot of "batter" left
natraj wrote:skydiving is p fun (in this respect it is almost exactly unlike centipedes)
doogly wrote:Oh, I like everything!
dp wrote:Fuck this discrete shit - life is a continuum.
3.14159265... wrote:What about quantization? we DO live in a integer world?
crp wrote:oh, i thought you meant the entire funtion was f(n) = (-1)^n
i's like girls u crazy
adlaiff6 wrote:To original poster: You may want to reserve some of your enthusiasm until you really start doing it. Definitely start with logic, because you'll need to understand how proofs work, but even so, if you say you're "not a math person," that probably means that some of the beauty of math has already passed by you, and you thought it was boring or useless. I know math is awesome, and I think it's great that you want to try to learn more, but be aware that some people just don't enjoy it as much as others.
Personally, I think some things in linear algebra and number theory are absolutely brilliant, so I would steer you in that direction.
VTHodge wrote:I find the natural occurances of Golden Ratios amazing. We spent a whole math class measure each other looking for Golden Ratios. Pretty mind-blowing.
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