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You're too much of a mathematician if ...

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Edgardo
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Sep2-07, 02:18 AM
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Hi all,

I thought it would be funny to open a thread like this.
So feel free to post!


You're too much of a mathematician if ...

... if you think that "epsilon < 0" is funny.
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neutrino
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Sep2-07, 02:24 AM
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IF you think? It is funny.
Oblef
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Sep2-07, 02:48 AM
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omg I didn't understand it, thank God..!!

Moridin
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Sep2-07, 07:17 AM
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You're too much of a mathematician if ...

...if you think that the x-component of the vector formed by your instructors mustache is at its largest value at [tex]\cos \theta = 1[/tex]
Jimmy Snyder
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Sep2-07, 07:55 AM
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... if you think the reason the downtown area is called the center is because everyone commutes there.
Thrice
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Sep2-07, 07:56 AM
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.. you can (finally) tell a doughnut from a coffee mug.
neutrino
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Sep2-07, 09:22 AM
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Quote Quote by Thrice View Post
.. you can (finally) tell a doughnut from a coffee mug.
Wouldn't you be a normal person if you can do that?
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Quote Quote by Oblef View Post
omg I didn't understand it, thank God..!!
lol, i didn't understand the first one either

but the others are pretty funny so far
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Sep2-07, 09:40 AM
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Quote Quote by neutrino View Post
Wouldn't you be a normal person if you can do that?
The "finally" is important.

...if you deny that there can be such a thing as "too much of a mathematician"... and subsequently disappear in a puff of logic.
morphism
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Sep2-07, 10:27 AM
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Maybe it should've been:

...if you can't tell a doughnut from a coffee mug.
TeTeC
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Sep2-07, 11:26 AM
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...if you use the word "trivial" or "evident" more than once a day
Lisa!
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Sep2-07, 12:47 PM
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...if you think .999999999=1

<runs and hides>
neutrino
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Sep2-07, 12:53 PM
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Quote Quote by Lisa! View Post
...if you think .999999999=1

<runs and hides>
You see, now that would be an engineer/physicist.

I presume you meant 0.9999999... = 1.
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Sep2-07, 01:00 PM
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You see, now that would be an engineer/physicist.

I presume you meant 0.9999999... = 1.
Oops...no , now thats a real mathematician considring this 1:

You are a mathematician if you say 'A', write 'B' but mean 'C'
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Sep2-07, 01:07 PM
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If you begin a day to day argument: " For all x such that..."
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Quote Quote by Lisa! View Post
Oops...no , now thats a real mathematician considring this 1:

You are a mathematician if you say 'A', write 'B' but mean 'C'
that one is good
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Sep2-07, 01:24 PM
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...if you use the word "trivial" or "evident" more than once a day
I would add "there exists" to that list!

My favorite one so far is jimmysnyder's.
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Sep2-07, 07:56 PM
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Quote Quote by Lisa! View Post
Oops...no , now thats a real mathematician considring this 1:

You are a mathematician if you say 'A', write 'B' but mean 'C'
The professors dilemma: He says 'A', he writes 'B', he means 'C', but it should really be 'D'.

Comes from Polya's How to Solve It


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