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Reason to be embarrased?

  1. Jun 14, 2009 #1
    Hi! I'm new here by the way.

    But I've been pondering on one question for quite a few weeks. Is there any reason to feel embarrased if i don't understand 60% of the equations on this forum? I feel embarrased, but are there any reason to? I'm 15 so I am not really sure wether this is on PHD level or college. I will try to figure them out eventually, but of course with some help!


    A Norwegian boy! (Your new resource for meaningless topics!)
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  3. Jun 14, 2009 #2


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    Hi and welcome to PF,

    You should not feel embarrased in the least, PF is a place to learn and lots of help from many people. Read the guidelines and get to know them, and you should do fine.

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    If you're only 15 and can understand 40% of the stuff here, you should be proud, not embarrassed! The discussions here run the gamut from high school homework type questions up through university and professional levels.

    And, welcome to PF.
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    I'm starting a PhD program in physics in two months and I would be happy if I understood 60% of the stuff on this forum!

  6. Jun 14, 2009 #5
    Don't worry 99.9% of the stuff I post on here I made up anyways.
  7. Jun 14, 2009 #6
    Don't mind him. He just made that up.
  8. Jun 14, 2009 #7
    Well if you understood the majority of the stuff on this forum then it wouldn't be a very good place to learn things, now would it?
  9. Jun 15, 2009 #8
    Thanks for the replys! :) You seem like a nice group of people.
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  11. Jun 15, 2009 #10
    If I understood half the things said on this formum, I'd be eligble for twice my alloted psychiatric disability.

    Don't mind StatutoryApe. He made it up. True, but made up, never the less.
  12. Jun 15, 2009 #11
    :) Have any of you seen "The Elegant Universe" by the way?
  13. Jun 15, 2009 #12
    You hear that mentors, I am a subset of that group of 'nice people'. Therefore, I should get negative warning points. Better yet, you can simply transfer them to the bird brain (penguino) [who is probably eating borritos as we speak].
  14. Jun 15, 2009 #13


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    I was eating a hamburger.
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    hey Vebjorn, welcom to PF:smile:

    [don't mind them all, they just made that up]
  16. Jun 15, 2009 #15
    I am 17 , (two years oler than you)
    I have also similar problems like you(mostly language problem)
    I know English but the accent of the members are completely different than me and I get no point while I read threads
    Anyway welcome PF
  17. Jun 16, 2009 #16
    Thank's for the welcome! To all other's aswell.
  18. Jun 16, 2009 #17
    Du burde være stolt av 40% hvis du er femten :)
  19. Jun 16, 2009 #18
    Godt å høre at det er noen andre nordmenn her også! :D

    Takk for oppmuntringen! Fikk faktisk bare 3 i matte (går ut av ungdomsskolen i morgen!) Men når jeg begynner med likninger som har med fysikk og gjøre da forstår jeg mer enn det jeg gjør i matte timen, eller har gjort i alle fall. Det kan jo ha noe med hvor giddalaus man er også ;)

    Men takk som sagt!
  20. Jun 17, 2009 #19
    seems like aliencame to our world
  21. Jun 17, 2009 #20
    Yeah, it often seems stranger to me than even languages in other alphabets like arabic or japanese.
  22. Jun 17, 2009 #21


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    shhhhhh I'm trying to break the code here
  23. Jun 17, 2009 #22


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    he didn't mention that he's Norwegian, did he? :biggrin:
  24. Jun 17, 2009 #23
    Take us to your leader.

    All your base are belong to us.
  25. Jun 17, 2009 #24
    I am from the far away planet called Europia! We were talking about wether we should destroy earth or not.
  26. Jun 17, 2009 #25
    He just said that i should be proud if i understood 40% of the equations at an age of 15.

    And i simply thanked him ^^, A rather long thank you x) I also mentioned that i only got a C in math this year.
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