Reading a lot of maths make me hungry?

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Is it just me?

But reading a lot of maths stuff makes me hungry, it's a good thing that I exercise regularly.
 

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Is it just me?

But reading a lot of maths stuff makes me hungry, it's a good thing that I exercise regularly.
How does that statement follow? Exercising just sounds like it would make you even more hungry. The solution is to eat.

The brain burns glucose to do its work. Most of burning involves the Krebs or TCA cycle in order to manufacture ATP, which is utilized by neuronal cell respiration in order to feul the ion pumps that maintain membrane polarity. Maintaining this polarity allows the signals to do their thing in your brain networks. The more you use your brain, the more glucose you burn and the hungrier you get.

So next time you get hungry after doing a particularly hairy path integral, make an egg salad sandwhich and save the jog for later.
 
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How does that statement follow? Exercising just sounds like it would make you even more hungry. The solution is to eat.

The brain burns glucose to do its work. Most of burning involves the Krebs or TCA cycle in order to manufacture ATP, which is utilized by neuronal cell respiration in order to feul the ion pumps that maintain membrane polarity. Maintaining this polarity allows the signals to do their thing in your brain networks. The more you use your brain, the more glucose you burn and the hungrier you get.

So next time you get hungry after doing a particularly hairy path integral, make an egg salad sandwhich and save the jog for later.
Well, I lost something like 25-30 KG because I started exercising, I ain't gonna put more weight anytime soon.
 
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Analysis, algebra or geometry?
 
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I like them all.

But geometry and analysis are more interesting to me.
 
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I mean, which makes you hungry?
 
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After analysis I might have duck consommé, pasta roulade with escargot farce, presse de pintade and for dessert, ginger infused mango. For a wine, I rather favor a Veuve Fourny, Vertus than the more expensive Jaques Selosse, "Initiale". Algebra is best with something like a hotdog with sauerkraut and a coke.
 
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After analysis I might have duck consommé, pasta roulade with escargot farce, presse de pintade and for dessert, ginger infused mango. For a wine, I rather favor a Veuve Fourny, Vertus than the more expensive Jaques Selosse, "Initiale". Algebra is best with something like a hotdog with sauerkraut and a coke.
Hmmm, maybe I should make another attempt at Rudin ....

BTW, Americans have sauerkraut?
 
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Analysis does make me hungry that's for sure; can't say the same about Geometry though. Micro's been threatening to make me do Conway if I don't stick to Reed and Simon and just the pressure itself is making me eat boatloads of ice cream. MAKE IT STOP T_T
 
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Is there a difference between reading and doing?

I've heard it said that a mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.

I think Banach was supposed to be the exception? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Café

http://kielich.amu.edu.pl/Stefan_Banach/pdf/ks-szkocka/ks-szkocka3ang.pdf

Problem 106
Prize: One bottle of wine, S. Banach.

Problem 152
For computation of the frequency: 100 grammes of caviar
For proof of the existence of frequency: a small beer
For counterexample: a demitasse

Problem 153
Prize: A live goose, Mazur

Looks like Jimmy Snyder got it right!
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=?v=ZdWMJW5qpOI

Looks as though reading a lot of maths makes him musical. :)
 
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