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    (Original post by abstraction98)
    a^2 = b^2 + c^2 - 2bccosA
    z = a + ib
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    (Original post by Tyrotoxism)
    z = a +ib
    I was following until that one
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    It's a way of representing complex numbers (numbers with 'real' and 'imaginary' bits). They're a bit difficult to explain in a way that doesn't make you come off looking like a bit of a loser. I dare people to try.

    Also, Ultra Bra, what a great band. Shame I don't know any Finnish. Other than my conversation booster of 'I am a walrus'.
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    (Original post by Canned Door)
    Given that music generally isn't intended to be listened to backwards, I think it's a fairly good reason to call bull on that one ?

    Although actually, some music probably benefits from not being listened to in the original packaging. Insert least favourite musical genre here.

    edit2: Awww @ the look on the medic's face when the illness name questions came up. I'd hate that pressure.
    It is a very good reason to call bull on that one. Least favourite genres:dance, happy hardcore, hardcore dance, death metal and emo music.

    I never seen university challenge tonight but that would be awful pressure, but they were more than likely standard diseases or conditions. :yep:
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    (Original post by Canned Door)
    It's a way of representing complex numbers (numbers with 'real' and 'imaginary' bits). They're a bit difficult to explain in a way that doesn't make you come off looking like a bit of a loser. I dare people to try.

    Also, Ultra Bra, what a great band. Shame I don't know any Finnish. Other than my conversation booster of 'I am a walrus'.
    I would explain except i'm on my iPod and its too awkward on this too explain :sadnod:
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    (Original post by It could be lupus)
    I never seen university challenge tonight but that would be awful pressure, but they were more than likely standard diseases or conditions. :yep:
    It was about names. So given an old name for it, and a short description, give the currently used term.
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    (Original post by Melz0r)
    I was following until that one
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_number
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    (Original post by Canned Door)
    It's a way of representing complex numbers (numbers with 'real' and 'imaginary' bits). They're a bit difficult to explain in a way that doesn't make you come off looking like a bit of a loser. I dare people to try.
    Hmm... let's have a go - complex numbers [z = a + ib] have two components:
    1. a 'real' part [a]: these are just your normal numbers - 1, 2, 3, pi, e, whatever; numbers which if positive I guess you could use to measure a quantity of something
    2. an 'imaginary' part [ib]: this is a multiple of i, which is something mathmos made up to represent the square root of minus one (i = sqrt(-1))
    It's useful to represent as z = a + ib as you could plot it in 2-d, with i (b) on the y-axis and r (a) on the x-axis, for visualisation purposes.

    And if we're randomly quoting maths:
    ln(1 + x) ~=~ x , for small x
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    Now, does anyone think they've succeeded in the challenge? Can anyone come closer to the goal? ^____^
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    Hmm... let's have a go - complex numbers [z = a + ib] have two components:
    1. a 'real' part [a]: these are just your normal numbers - 1, 2, 3, pi, e, whatever; numbers which if positive I guess you could use to measure a quantity of something
    2. an 'imaginary' part [ib]: this is a multiple of i, which is something mathmos made up to represent the square root of minus one (i = sqrt(-1))
    It's useful to represent as z = a + ib as you could plot it in 2-d, with i (b) on the y-axis and r (a) on the x-axis, for visualisation purposes.

    And if we're randomly quoting maths:
    ln(1 + x) ~=~ x , for small x
    Das ist für mich wie eine Fremdsprache. Ich spreche Deutsch, aber kein Mathmoisch.

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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    And if we're randomly quoting maths:
    ln(1 + x) ~=~ x , for small x
    twas anything but random.
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    (Original post by Melz0r)
    Someone has given me some highly alliterative rep. Thank you.

    PS nobody's on skype. Except natalie.
    I have no idea how, but somehow, I read that as 'aliterati rep'.
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    (Original post by Tyrotoxism)
    twas anything but random.
    Part of the master plan...

    No solutions exist for

    x^n = y^n + z^n for n > 2 where x,y,z, n are integers

    (Original post by alex_hk90)

    And if we're randomly quoting maths:
    ln(1 + x) ~=~ x , for small x
    Precision is what it's all about Alex.

    Tyro and I aren't interested in your futile approximations..
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    (Original post by Tyrotoxism)
    twas anything but random.
    (Original post by abstraction98)
    Part of the master plan...
    I see...

    (Original post by abstraction98)
    Precision is what it's all about Alex.

    Tyro and I aren't interested in your futile approximations..
    lol, Tyro will have no choice but to be interested in that approximation when he's doing the Maths module next year. :yes:
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    I see...
    :ninja2:

    lol, Tyro will have no choice but to be interested in that approximation when he's doing the Maths module next year. :yes:
    Tyro needs the Maths module like Mr T needs a hankerchief.
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    (Original post by abstraction98)
    Part of the master plan...

    No solutions exist for

    x^n = y^n + z^n for n > 2 where x,y,z, n are integers
    oh hi, andrew.

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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    I see...


    lol, Tyro will have no choice but to be interested in that approximation when he's doing the Maths module next year. :yes:
    does that approximation have any applied use in 1st year econ or is it maths for maths' sake?
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    (Original post by Tyrotoxism)
    oh hi, andrew.

    Shh
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    This is what happens when you all go off early:

    http://open.spotify.com/user/andyroo...t6hQh4XlvAxLGW
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    (Original post by Tyrotoxism)
    you mean the tiananmen square protests of 1989?

    and have you seen house season 5 yet?
    O hai thar
 
 
 
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