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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
15
comment What should an amateur do with a proof of an open problem?
This is ridiculous. Taking papers from some guy isn't jumping under a crazy bus. You're not a high security research compound and he's not a spy or terrorist. You're just academics, and he's just an enthusiast. Of course he has poor social skills, (thrusting papers at people and all) but how are the average social skills of those who work in the building? I bet a few of them have thrust flowers at a woman and ran away, haha. It's like you're rock stars and he's a shy groupie.
Aug
15
comment What should an amateur do with a proof of an open problem?
@Doc If you have a document notarized there is no point in mailing it to yourself. The post mark adds nothing over the notary's markings.
Aug
1
comment Discrete mathematics and the big O problem.
I don't get this either. All we need to show is there are some $m$ and $K$ such that $K|g(n)| \geq |f(n)|$ for $m \geq n$. I.e. for sufficiently large $n$, $g$ grows at least as fast as $f$, possibly within a constant factor $K$.
Jul
31
answered Interest Theory- Annuity Withdrawals/Deposits
Jul
29
revised Why is it that if I count years from 2011 to 2014 as intervals I get 3 years, but if I count each year separately I get 4 years?
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Jul
28
answered Why is it that if I count years from 2011 to 2014 as intervals I get 3 years, but if I count each year separately I get 4 years?
Jul
15
comment Why Limit of $0/x$ is $0$, if $x$ approaches $0$?
It's because for any values of $x$ other than $x = 0$, $\frac{0}{x}$ is zero. Thus no matter how close x gets to zero, the value of the expression is zero, as long as x doesn't reach zero. From this observation it pops out that the limit is zero.
Jul
15
comment Explaining Infinite Sets and The Fault in Our Stars
The English phrase "as many" implies counting. But the infinity is not countable, so this phrase does not apply in the sense of not connecting with that concept. You cannot put a segment of the real number line in a 1:1 correspondence with golf balls.
Jul
15
comment Explaining Infinite Sets and The Fault in Our Stars
You are also wrong, because you used the word "amount" to describe what is between 0 and 1. If you approach it that way, you will lose to the English majors: rightfully so.
Jul
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revised Are these 2 graphs isomorphic?
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Jun
28
comment Ways to study mathematics while commuting
If you're commuting, then you are some sort of mathematics: $A\times B = B\times A$.
Jun
7
revised Why doesn't $255 \times 255 \times 255 = 16777215$
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revised Why doesn't $255 \times 255 \times 255 = 16777215$
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Jun
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answered Why doesn't $255 \times 255 \times 255 = 16777215$
Apr
18
awarded  Custodian
Apr
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on sum of powers of principal tenth root of unity
Apr
17
answered Having trouble understanding Cantors proof that real numbers are uncountable
Apr
15
comment Is it possible that “A counter-example exists but it cannot be found”
Do you have an example of a hypothesis that is known to be false (by some proof other than showing a counterexample), but for which the counterexample is difficult to find?
Apr
15
comment Is it possible that “A counter-example exists but it cannot be found”
What evidence is there that the counterexample exists if it cannot be found, and how is that evidence convincing if it does not amount to producing the counterexample?