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#21 ex-sheepy

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 09:03 PM

I told them that I consider physics to be math /shrug

now do my physics homework, I am stupid and it confuses me :(

math is hard

math is my hardest subject!

I can understand it but it takes me ages to do problems. It takes me an hour to do what is supposed to be a 10 minute assignment. It really causes me to freak out on tests because they're timed. :(

well yeah duh you're a girl :rolleyes:
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#22 Rubberducky

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 11:07 PM

I told them that I consider physics to be math /shrug

now do my physics homework, I am stupid and it confuses me :(

math is hard

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#23 Praetorian

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 11:14 PM

I told them that I consider physics to be math /shrug

now do my physics homework, I am stupid and it confuses me :(

math is hard

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#24 jubelio

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 01:19 PM

math is only hard if you try to stay awake for it.

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 02:51 PM

Reductionism in philosophy describes a number of related, contentious theories that hold, very roughly, that the nature of complex things can always be reduced to (explained by) simpler or more fundamental things.

Sort of on topic here, it is because of exactly this that everyone whines and complains that all MMORPG quests are stupid FedEx or kill missions. When in fact they arent that simple, people are just dumbing them down.

No, actually it's because those quests are all "go to X and kill Y of Z then come back to me for a reward and/or more quests."

Reductionism's intrinsic failure is its assumption of a closed system. This is especially problematic with regard to behavioral sciences. Human beings are by their nature adaptive and reactive, but their responses to situations are determined by more than just genetics. What gene is it that codes for reaction to a sudden earthquake, or a hurricane destroying one's home? How can a person of Brazilian genetic stock learn to live and work in Africa, an area from which his ancestors moved at least 40,000 years ago? How can reductionist arguments explain innovation, aside from some feeble claim that there is an "inventor" gene responsible for all genuine research breakthroughs and windfalls alike?

Attempting to deal with a natural feedback loop via reduction will lead to little more than frustration, as complexity quickly overwhelms whatever basic model the reductionist can muster.

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 07:08 PM

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 07:29 PM

I told them that I consider physics to be math /shrug

now do my physics homework, I am stupid and it confuses me :(

math is hard

math is my hardest subject!

I can understand it but it takes me ages to do problems. It takes me an hour to do what is supposed to be a 10 minute assignment. It really causes me to freak out on tests because they're timed. :(

Solution - practice hard and practice often, the only way you'll get better.

As for mathematics & physics? pure and applied sciences... still science.

#28 Wubwub

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:55 PM

The only math that is hard is the math I never learned how to do. The rest is easy peasy.

EDIT: So that's like, Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication. That long division gets me everytime.

#29 DDP

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 05:04 AM

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#30 Shin

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 01:55 PM

Geometry (Not shapes you jerks) is hard ok.

#31 Greybone

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 02:05 PM

A=b

2A=ab

2A-2b=ab-2b

(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)

a+b=B

b+b=B

2b=b

2=1

Wrap your heads around that one! Muahaha

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Dividing by zero is naughty

#32 Damien

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:49 PM

A=b

2A=ab

If a = b,

2a = a + b not a*b


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Posted 29 September 2005 - 07:15 PM

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#34 Moleva

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 07:50 PM

A=b

2A=ab

If a = b,

2a = a + b not a*b


:eng101:

I think his 2A and 2b notation means A^2 and b^2 respectively. That's the way this proof is supposed to go anyways.

#35 DeeNogger

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 08:32 PM

the trick is that at one point you divide by 0, which is not allowed.

#36 ex-sheepy

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 08:58 PM

moleva disproving math theories over a year old since 2006
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#37 hellsoap

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 10:34 PM

here i will disprove something for you, too:
september was not a year ago
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#38 Wubwub

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 10:40 PM

here i will disprove something for you, too:
september was not a year ago

You're wasting time explaining things to Sheepy. :o

#39 Greybone

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 12:10 AM

A=b

2A=ab

If a = b,

2a = a + b not a*b


:eng101:

a * a = 2 * a = 2a

thus

a * a = a * b (since a=b)

and

2a = ab

The trick is elsewhere!
(as deenogger mentioned)

#40 Cayman

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 12:20 AM

For those of you who really still are remedial:

(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)

a-b = a-a = b-b = 1-1 = 257-257 = 0

I think I saw that for the first time on some Hopkins CTY test or something like 9 years ago in middle school... I just stared at it for like 10 minutes and then went Ohhhhhhhh duh I'm slow.
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