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Guess the formula's

  1. Sep 19, 2004 #1
    Sup all,

    In a comp sci class right now and one of our assignments is make methods for the following formula's. We don't need to know what they are/mean, since we are just make variable scripts that aren't actually solving anything.

    But I didn't know what some of them were so I figure asking here might be the best thing.


    1. conversion of F degrees to Cel.
    2. ???
    3. ???
    4. Something to do with theory of relativity?
    5. ???
    6. ???
    7. I think it's the interest formula
    8. Quadratic
    9. Distance
    10. No idea
    11. Something about gravity I think
    12. No clue
    13. No clue

    Add the ones I don't know if you know them. Correct the ones I have if they wrong :redface:


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  3. Sep 19, 2004 #2
    The ones that I'm sure about 6. It is the sum of the terms in a Geometric series 4. gamma in relativity.(you are right)

    2. May be a complex function, where z = x + iy
    11. Formula in electronics
    ...these are the ones that I'm unsure of.
  4. Sep 19, 2004 #3


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    10. A sophistication to Stirlings approximation of N!
  5. Sep 19, 2004 #4

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    6. the sum over a finite number of terms for a quantity R less than 1.0, multiplied by a scaling factor A
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