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Reading a lot of maths make me hungry?

  1. Mar 12, 2013 #1

    MathematicalPhysicist

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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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  3. Mar 12, 2013 #2
    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.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2013 #3

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    Well, I lost something like 25-30 KG because I started exercising, I ain't gonna put more weight anytime soon.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2013 #4

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    Analysis, algebra or geometry?
     
  6. Mar 12, 2013 #5

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    I like them all.

    But geometry and analysis are more interesting to me.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2013 #6

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    I mean, which makes you hungry?
     
  8. Mar 12, 2013 #7
    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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  9. Mar 12, 2013 #8

    atyy

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    Hmmm, maybe I should make another attempt at Rudin ....

    BTW, Americans have sauerkraut?
     
  10. Mar 12, 2013 #9

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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
     
  11. Mar 12, 2013 #10

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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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  13. Mar 15, 2013 #12

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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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