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A Question about Math Genius

  1. Jul 18, 2008 #1
    I want to see the real answer to this one.
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  3. Jul 18, 2008 #2
    I voted no. I'm not good at physics.
  4. Jul 18, 2008 #3
    I would be more interested in the opposite question. Are physics geniuses also math geniuses?
  5. Jul 18, 2008 #4
    isn't physics just applied mathematics?
  6. Jul 18, 2008 #5


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    No, a Physics genius can still function in the real world.
  8. Jul 18, 2008 #7
    No, but the converse holds true.
  9. Jul 18, 2008 #8
    i voted yes because everybody else voted no

    doesn't that make me even more the genius that i already am ?

  10. Jul 18, 2008 #9
    Hm, theoretical physicists.... maybe. Experimental physicists - no. Best example is Michael Faraday - an absolute genius of experimental physics, but pretty clueless about math.
  11. Jul 19, 2008 #10
    How do you know that he was clueless about math ?

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    He met him!
  13. Jul 19, 2008 #12
    Clueless might be a bit harsh, but according to wikipedia, true.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Faraday" [Broken]
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  14. Jul 19, 2008 #13


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    I'm a genius, but am terrible in both math and physics.
    There should have been a "none of the above" option.......
  15. Jul 19, 2008 #14
    According to Wikipedia ? Pff, that means exactly nothing.

    Again i ask, how do we know that Faraday sucked at math ? How is this fact established ?

  16. Jul 19, 2008 #15
    I'm sorry, I do not deal in established facts. Here is an excerpt from the biography Faraday As A Discoverer, by John Tyndall.


    Here's another.
    http://www.321books.co.uk/biography/michael-faraday.htm" [Broken]

    What have you got?
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  17. Jul 19, 2008 #16
    Hi Jimmysnyder, thanks a lot for fighting this battle for me, so that I continue to watch TV without having to concentrate too much on fighting for my reputation ! :approve:
  18. Jul 19, 2008 #17
    I'm watching "Days of Our Lives". I did all that during the commercials.
  19. Jul 19, 2008 #18
    I do not know how to qoute this, but look at post #15 by Jimmysnyder, there is proof that John Tyndall is alive and posting here in this forum ! O-M-G ! :bugeye::eek::surprised
  20. Jul 19, 2008 #19
    Nah, he posted on some other forum and then died. Another reason to stick with this one.
  21. Jul 19, 2008 #20
    Good idea ! But I'm watching a movie about Stauffenberg's attempt to kill Hitler ! They tried to blow him up 10 minutes ago, but did not succeed, now the conspirators are arrested by those loyal to Hitler, just now they shot a Stauffenberg - try to top THIS with "Days of Our Lives" :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    (and there are no commercials ! :mad:)
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