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If you could only learn one major branch of mathematics for the rest of your life, what would it be?

>inb4 analysis
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Non-discrete mathematics
Mathematical logic.
Computer Science
Are you memeing? If not, explain yourselves...

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Can we extend the lifespan of stars by trillions to quadrillions of years into the future? Isaac said we could.
we'll be long extinct by then regardless

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Stop criticising self-driving cars. You don't want to KILL PEOPLE do you, anon?
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Do you think people 200 years ago were insane because they calculated difficult arithmetic themselves?
i think they were insane badasses
not tesla* selfdriving car
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/o/ here
Tesla is vaporware crap kept afloat by government subsidies.
Don't be an idiot, you're paying $100+k to beta-test an inherently faulty product.
>but muh quarter mile
>but muh instant torque
a stock fucking BRZ is faster around a track, any track.
>but muh environment
yeah, displacing the damage does nothing but exacerbate the issue

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>not allowed to use graphing calculator because I can obtain the solution by graphing the function

>permitted to use scrap paper and pencil, which also can be used to graph the function and illegitimately obtain the solution
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>Create X to make Y easier
>You arent allowed to use it
>if u use it ur swag level is lower

Its like using horse instead of car.
yes because you have to learn to solve algebraically dipshit
>type function into calculator
>spits out the graph for you
>write the function on the scrap paper
>spits out the graph for you
What if I solve graphically on scrap paper and then jot down some fake calculations to go along with my solution to make it seem like I solved algebraically?
The marker will see that your calculations are nonsense and not award marks for the question.
Unless you mean you'd graph the function then use your knowledge of the answer to help you find a genuine algebraic answer, but then you're essentially just using the graph to check your answer, but in reverse.
I don't really see how you could find the answer to most questions using a pen and paper graph anyway, because typically these sorts of questions ask for an exact answer -- for example, root 2 + root 3 ~ pi ~ 3.14. You might be able to guess which of those is most likely given the form of the equation you start with, but that will fail for more complicated examples.

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what's your favourite piece of human ingenuity?
Mine's the BAC TSR-2
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good for you anon
>I don't think it is the cleverest thing by any stretch

The opposite, it was briliant. First, you need to observe various complex mechanism in nature over a long time frame. And then tell your chad hunters to stop hunting and do some farming instead
Nuclear bomb. We took a piece of metal and extracted enough energy to level a city. Our ancestors would think we're fucking gods.
AC generators, the engine of our society.
guns make the world go around

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What's the coolest branch of Engineering?
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you're either a total dumb fuck or just making shit up because you regret whatever non-biomed shit you picked
warp engineering
do tell
t. Biomed recruiter
Is this why there are so many virgins with them?

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How do I get started with gravitational waves?
I missed the block chain train, I missed the AI and machine learning train. However I have skills in digital filters and signal processing.
I have some basic electromagnetism knowledge from my undergraduate years (and of course classical mechanics). That's about it. I am currently going through special relativity, then I'll go through general relativity. From thereon, what direction should I take?
Well first you need to obtain a PhD in physics.
Gravitational waves are a general-relativistic phenomenon, so you just want to keep going through GR, then probably look at numerical relativity i.e GR on a computer
and then after you get a glimpse of what the phenomenon actually is and it's mathematical description (unlikely), you need a big ass interferometer to actually measure anything (see LIGO)

Alright lets see how good you are. Are there more odd numbers or odd and even numbers ?
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They intersect at infinity dumb dumb.
or paired with all the natural numbers
or anything fucking else the size of aleph-0

There is a bijection between them, if that is what you are asking.
>odd and even numbers
>odd and even

trick question, no number is both odd and even

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My math class. Anyone else have to deal with this shit?
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tf is your problem you autistic retard
i did this during my math classes and still had an A at the end.
What are you dealing with exactly?
I mean, they are not affecting you

>Kids these days and their phones amirite?
>Psh I'm not like them
>*Gets out phone and starts posting on 4chan*

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I went to architecture school sort-of, and now I want to learn physical chemistry on my own. I have a chemistry set & a physical chemistry book, it's just so much work.
Just take your time, hurry up. The choice is yours, don’t be late.

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Hey /sci/,
Does wood have a liquid form?
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Wood is carbon-based plant matter.

Put it in the ground for a million years and it'll turn into oil.

Then America will bomb you and steal your liquid wood.
wood undergoes pyrolysis before melting, so no
>lava is a liquid

are you an idiot? molten and liquid aren't the same thing.
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>magma isn't a liquid
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>mixtures are one state of matter

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I'm at my wits end right now and desperately need advice. Is there more to learning chemistry than brute force and memorization? I've been struggling through this intro Chemistry course at Uni for months but I feel like I've wasted so much effort learning this the wrong way. I'm just too much of an autist to retain this sort of material in the way that I've been learning it. Up until this point in my life, disciplines like Math and Physics have always been easiest for me to study because I can break them down coherently and understand them from the inside out, so I'll generally know right away if I'm doing something obviously stupid while solving a problem. So much of how I master information is dependent on intuition and rational thinking, but I've had to resort to countless hours of brute memorization. It's honestly just intro chemistry, covering little more than AP-level information.
Is there any framework at all that I can use to study this subject more coherently?
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I fucking doubt it
>I have to remember derivatives for calc 1, so all mathematics is autistic memorization
The /sci/ culture encourages people to realize that real math is argument and proof, not computation, but you're so eager to say all chemistry works the way your piddly intro class does without any real knowledge of what chemistry -is-
Genchem doesn't even involve that much memorization anyway. What even is there besides solubility rules that you have to learn by rote?
you're full of shit. the people who succeed in chem courses have loads of stuff memorized. pKas come to mind. I feel like anyone who thinks chem is straightforward and logical has never taken a serious physics class
Try doing nootropics

I feel you. Currently taking analytical Chemistry, learning all these colours really fucks your brain.


-4/3 = congruence achievable

-1/3 = Chinese remainder (always account for the idea that came before the person who said it)

Will mathematics ever allow itself to be optimally described? A lot of good arguments can be made for a lot of mathematics but only when given sufficient use case.

Can we apply compression to education/cloned data designed to impart communicative understanding?
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So did the Zambians ever make it to Mars?
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Nope. Neither is this:


Quite honestly, it's like 5 year olds, they have no concept of their limitations.
Remind me of

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>Jean-Patrice Keka

Are these niggers high?
Black space station, when?

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What is dark matter?
>in your opinion
>go wild
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You mean that interacts in 100% of intergalactic interactions and 0% of intragalactic orbits.

Thank you.
>it could be a new particle
>new force
>we don't know enough about gravity, GR could be only an approximation, and an exact model would explain rotation of stars in galaxies and similar discrepancies precisely.
They use Dark because it's a relative term that sounds a whole lot better than:
>does it mean your average citizen is not allowed to buy gold???

The brainlets here never cease to amaze me. How would anyone even come to ask something like this?

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