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How do you define a mathematical gifted person?

  1. Dec 8, 2007 #1
    Hello there

    How do you define a mathematical gifted person? Is it a person who solves
    everything in math? How do you measure someone's giftness? I know some
    math geniuses and I was amazed how they can think and how far they go but
    sometimes I solve things they try to solve but couldn't which really made me think of that.

    Anyone has an opinion on that?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2007 #2

    EnumaElish

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    Someone with a slow, deep intuitive sense. I have read a mathematician being described as "someone with an inherently lazy mind."
     
  4. Dec 13, 2007 #3

    mgb_phys

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    There is a very good test for it here http://www.xkcd.org/356/
     
  5. Dec 13, 2007 #4

    Kurdt

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    I object to the fact that physicists are one point less than mathematicians. :grumpy:
     
  6. Dec 13, 2007 #5

    morphism

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    bwahahahaha
     
  7. Dec 13, 2007 #6
    This brings up the question of whether "nerd sniping" is considered murder or no?
     
  8. Dec 14, 2007 #7
    As someone who's both I say it makes sense, because physicists are easier targets. The mathematician in me wanted to go find pencil and paper to find a general form of the answer.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2007 #8

    Ben Niehoff

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    Dammit, what is the equivalent resistance...
     
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