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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: True, false, both, or none?

Posted: 14 May 2012, 5:43 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,629


I am not asking here about what is good or bad. I am talking about our mindset that things have a true or false value. The reason I ask is because I saw a documentary about infinity. It stated that if we had two infinte sets, can we say they are both equal? Example: A = {The set of all numbers} B =...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to respond to this?

Posted: 14 May 2012, 5:27 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,504


I would respond with something like "I do not share your beliefs, but as long as your god hasn't cured me, please be aware that I will still have AS and will therefore react differently to certain things." You can go into a long debate on religion with her or on whether AS can be cured (and whether ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you become good at maths?

Posted: 07 May 2012, 7:27 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,416


In general, with math I feel that you either have the intuition for it or not. I have it, which is convenient since I'm a mathematician. But most people don't have an instinctive way to deal with numbers and equations. Nevertheless, those people can be come quite competent at the math required at sc...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Fantastic Math Tricks

Posted: 01 May 2012, 6:53 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,272


It's maybe a slightly different definition of "trick", but one of my favourite "magic tricks" in maths is the "collapsing series" trick. Here is an example: let's say that we are interested in what you get when you add up the first N powers of 2. We experiment by calculating the first few: 2^1 = 1....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How is your dating/relationship life?

Posted: 30 Apr 2012, 10:59 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 8,587


I picked male, married, had dating problems. The woman I'm married to prefers introverted people over extroverts and macho guys, so that helps. We were in the same year at the university (physics department) and she likes to take initiative, which compensates for my passivity in matters of romance. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who has aspergers/autism here, who are good/bad at maths?

Posted: 29 Apr 2012, 8:43 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 18,830


If we have a/b=c. a has to be a real number. b has to be a real number that is a nonzero number. c is a real number. These are our constraints for division. That's right. Actually (you can safely ignore this if you want) there is an extension of the real numbers called the complex numbers, and we c...
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