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jassian 12-15-2008 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ohboy
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.

ohboy 12-17-2008 02:07 AM

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.

Lightning McQueenie 12-17-2008 02:37 AM

As a mathematician and mathematics teacher, I think I'll do well in this group :D.

And when in doubt, check wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics

jassian 12-17-2008 02:40 AM

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?

ohboy 12-17-2008 06:55 PM

It was my question. Thank you for the quick and complete response.

jassian 12-17-2008 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lightning McQueenie
As a mathematician and mathematics teacher, I think I'll do well in this group :D.

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 8) :D )

Ziggy 12-18-2008 04:44 PM

I'm doing nuclear physics at school at the moment! I'm thinking of doing Physics for A-Level actually...

jassian 12-19-2008 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Ziggy
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 :)

Ziggy 12-19-2008 03:17 PM

Awesome. I've been thinking about it more and mre, and I think I definitely am going to.

jassian 12-21-2008 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Ziggy (Post 47757)
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?

Ziggy 12-22-2008 03:26 PM

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.

jassian 12-22-2008 06:29 PM

Ah, plenty of time to choose. :)

Ziggy 12-23-2008 03:28 PM

Indeed. :D

RossBeckett 12-24-2008 01:42 AM

3.141592654=Circumference/Diameter


~Steve B.

ohboy 12-24-2008 02:35 AM

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

8o Take that, smart math people. :roflmao::lol:nut Sorry, it's 10:30 at night and I've had too much caffeine today.

ris768 12-24-2008 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by ohboy (Post 47804)
Oh yeah? Well if Tom has five apples, and Sally asks for two apples, how many apples does Tom have?

8o Take that, smart math people. :roflmao::lol:nut Sorry, it's 10:30 at night and I've had too much caffeine today.

Tom has 5 apples!

ohboy 12-24-2008 12:09 PM

Correct! Suzy asked for two apples, and at that moment, Tom never gave any apples, he was just asked for them.

Ziggy 12-26-2008 03:42 PM

Yeah? Well 2+2=5 for extremely large values of 2!

ohboy 12-26-2008 07:38 PM

Wow! I didn't know that 2+2 could ever equal more than four. Good thing I'm not a math major. :lol

jassian 12-26-2008 08:03 PM

Which proves that dark matter does exist ! :)
And it pops up when you least expect it :p

angvav 12-26-2008 10:30 PM

Whats a maths???

angvav 12-26-2008 10:30 PM

LOL

Sorry, maths is my weakest subject

:)

Lightning McQueenie 12-26-2008 10:58 PM

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.

ohboy 12-27-2008 02:43 AM

:lol I do know enough about math to understand that joke.

jassian 12-27-2008 05:50 AM

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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