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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

    arildno

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    No....
     
  7. Jul 18, 2008 #6

    neu

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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 ?

    marlon
     
  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 ?

    marlon
     
  12. Jul 19, 2008 #11

    Mk

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    He met him!
     
  13. Jul 19, 2008 #12
    Clueless might be a bit harsh, but according to wikipedia, true.
    A Faraday keeps the doctor away.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2008 #13

    OmCheeto

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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 ?

    ciao
    marlon
     
  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.

    Project Gutenberg

    Here's another.
    321books

    What have you got?
     
  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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