Old 12-15-2008, 09:25 PM   #26
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Sadly, I don't even know what the subject of physics is...
What do you mean?

maths is just such an underlying foundation of everything, that sometimes it's really hard to see its application. Even if it's right in front of you. *L* it just describes the way life works.

Do you know this one?

How does a Mathematician catch a lion?

He builds a cage around himself and defines the inside as the outside. Done.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:07 AM   #27
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Sorry if I was unclear. I mean that I don't understand what Physics focuses on. I know that the focus of biology is the study of living organisms, psychology is the study of the mind, but I don't know what physics studies.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:37 AM   #28
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As a mathematician and mathematics teacher, I think I'll do well in this group .

And when in doubt, check wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:40 AM   #29
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Pretty much the underlying mechanics of everything.

Why things stay as they are why thing interact as they do, fields (gravity... although some say that's particles, magnetic fields, electric fields) Electricity, Thermal behavior, sounds, light (and other electromagnetic waves), nuclear phisics... that's decay rates and types of radiation and so on, quantum physics, that's how the smallest particles hold together and interact. Up to astrophyscis.
it's not a proper formal list, here's one:
http://physics.about.com/od/physics1...ldsPhysics.htm

it's pretty much describing the behavior and underlying forces of ... yup... everything. And that in turn is based on maths.

Was that your question?
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It was my question. Thank you for the quick and complete response.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:09 PM   #31
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As a mathematician and mathematics teacher, I think I'll do well in this group .

And when in doubt, check wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics
Ah sorry mate, missed your post.
So did I get my formula right a few posts ago?
(you shouldn't have told me, now I may keep pestering you with questions )
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:44 PM   #32
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I'm doing nuclear physics at school at the moment! I'm thinking of doing Physics for A-Level actually...
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:59 AM   #33
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I'm doing nuclear physics at school at the moment! I'm thinking of doing Physics for A-Level actually...
I recommend it, if you got the hang of it. The nuclear physics exam for my german A-level counterpart was the most fun part part of my entire final exams, btw
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:17 PM   #34
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Awesome. I've been thinking about it more and mre, and I think I definitely am going to.
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Awesome. I've been thinking about it more and mre, and I think I definitely am going to.
Cool
When are the the A-levels?
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:26 PM   #36
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In a couple of years' time. I'm doing my GCSEs this year, and then I'm going into Sixth Form to do A-levels for two years.
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Ah, plenty of time to choose.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:28 PM   #38
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Indeed.
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3.141592654=Circumference/Diameter


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Oh yeah? Well if Tom has five apples, and Sally asks for two apples, how many apples does Tom have?

Take that, smart math people. Sorry, it's 10:30 at night and I've had too much caffeine today.
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Oh yeah? Well if Tom has five apples, and Sally asks for two apples, how many apples does Tom have?

Take that, smart math people. Sorry, it's 10:30 at night and I've had too much caffeine today.
Tom has 5 apples!
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Correct! Suzy asked for two apples, and at that moment, Tom never gave any apples, he was just asked for them.
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Yeah? Well 2+2=5 for extremely large values of 2!
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Wow! I didn't know that 2+2 could ever equal more than four. Good thing I'm not a math major.
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Which proves that dark matter does exist !
And it pops up when you least expect it
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Whats a maths???
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LOL

Sorry, maths is my weakest subject

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An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first orders a beer, the second orders half a beer, the third orders one quarter of a beer and so on. The bartender responds "dummies" and sat 2 beers on the bar.
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I do know enough about math to understand that joke.
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I get it, too *L*

but what would he have done if it had been lim x -> infinite ?
Serve almost two beers?
(what's the ascii code for infitite, the horizontal '8'? can't find it)
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