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    Apologies if this thread exists elsewhere, just thought I'd start a new interesting topic to distract us all a little from the heat of UCAS applications and interviews etc.

    Feel free to post your answers and please tell us why also.

    As for me,

    Favourite maths Topic-Algebra (i just enjoy pure maths and next to that will be mechanics)

    Favourite mathematician-Isaac Newton (For inventing calculus)

    mathematical dream (to unravel something that has never been discovered before in mathematics)

    Ok guys,

    lets get this thread growing.
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    (Original post by pappymajek)
    Apologies if this thread exists elsewhere, just thought I'd start a new interesting topic to distract us all a little from the heat of UCAS applications and interviews etc.

    Feel free to post your answers and please tell us why also.

    As for me,

    Favourite maths Topic-Algebra (i just enjoy pure maths and next to that will be mechanics)

    Favourite mathematician-Isaac Newton (For inventing calculus)

    mathematical dream (to unravel something that has never been discovered before in mathematics)

    Ok guys,

    lets get this thread growing.
    Well before I start Isaac Newton WAS NOT THE SOLE INVENTOR of calculus. Leibniz came up with his ideas independently and in fact it his notation dy/dx that we use today instead of Newton's more clumsy and less suggestive dot notation.

    Favourite maths topic- population dynamics and epidemiology

    Favourite mathematician - Riemann or Wiles

    mathematical dream - to make a significant contribution to mathematics
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    My fav topic Not to bore you is Differentiation and Integration I love all the methods and formulae's

    My fav mathematician is Paul Dirac for his Dirac equation for the electron.

    My mathematical dream is for someone else to discover the density of a black hole and tell me.

    You can tell I'm not studying maths at uni, but non the less still very intrigued by it.
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    I'm only really doing it to get into a science course... my passion for mathematics is near zero.
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    My favorite was Adding since it was easy...other than that Math is boring and requires me to sit down and solve and solve while i could be using my time more productively like for example having fun...I really wish i could be done with Math A-Level sigh.
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    mos def-mathematics
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    (Original post by x_muneeb_x)
    My favorite was Adding since it was easy...other than that Math is boring and requires me to sit down and solve and solve while i could be using my time more productively like for example having fun...I really wish i could be done with Math A-Level sigh.
    A-level may not be fun but what about other areas - looks like you are doing economics - what about statistics and things like stochastic modelling?
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    (Original post by anshul95)
    A-level may not be fun but what about other areas - looks like you are doing economics - what about statistics and things like stochastic modelling?
    Well Statistics even more boring...All you do is sit down and calculate stuff on the calculator.
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    - Topology

    - Carl Gauss

    - Devise a GUT (Grand Unified Theory)
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    (Original post by anshul95)
    Well before I start Isaac Newton WAS NOT THE SOLE INVENTOR of calculus. Leibniz came up with his ideas independently and in fact it his notation dy/dx that we use today instead of Newton's more clumsy and less suggestive dot notation.

    Favourite maths topic- population dynamics and epidemiology

    Favourite mathematician - Riemann or Wiles

    mathematical dream - to make a significant contribution to mathematics


    Thanks for the correction anshul95! Indeed leibniz fine tuned the concepts proposed originally by Newton but I thought the whole calculus was actually Newton's original idea( apart from the notation). Correct me if i'm wrong.

    It's a shame that some people dont find maths fun, advanced maths is hard work but its easier if you enjoy it rather than doing it for the sake of getting a degree.

    Its interesting to see all your dreams and aspirations, I hope you chieve them all, keep dreaming, keep thinking and keep up the hard work.
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    (Original post by x_muneeb_x)
    Well Statistics even more boring...All you do is sit down and calculate stuff on the calculator.
    Thats because you are looking at your A-level and thinking thats what maths is. No it isn't - go research stochastic modelling, without which much economic decisions governments etc make would be made MUCH MUCH harder
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    (Original post by pappymajek)
    Thanks for the correction anshul95! Indeed leibniz fine tuned the concepts proposed originally by Newton but I thought the whole calculus what actually Newton;s original idea( apart from the notation). Correct me if i'm wrong.

    It's a shame that some people dont find maths fun, advanced maths is hard work but its easier if you enjoy it rather than doing it for the sake of getting a degree.

    Its interesting to see all your dreams and aspirations, I hope you chieve them all, keep dreaming, keep thinking and keep up the hard work.
    It also depends on what we mean by invent - because if you mean discovered the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus then fine Newton and Leibniz. But if we mean invent in more general sense of the word then people like the Egyptians and Greeks had some idea about integral calculus (they used to calculate volumes and areas of shapes). You could also say invent means how long it took to make the foundations of calculus stronger - which didn't really start hapenning till Cauchy explored things like continuity in 1800s.
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    (Original post by anshul95)
    It also depends on what we mean by invent - because if you mean discovered the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus then fine Newton and Leibniz. But if we mean invent in more general sense of the word then people like the Egyptians and Greeks had some idea about integral calculus (they used to calculate volumes and areas of shapes). You could also say invent means how long it took to make the foundations of calculus stronger - which didn't really start hapenning till Cauchy explored things like continuity in 1800s.

    You're definitely well versed with your history of mathematics anshul95. Im impressed!
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    (Original post by pappymajek)
    You're definitely well versed with your history of medicine anshul95. Im impressed!
    Thats because I did an extended project on The History and Applications of Calculus and because I love everything even remotely mathematical in nature
    PS: I assume you maths and not medicine
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    Primes, Riemann, Riemann Hypothesis
    lol original or what?! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by anshul95)
    Thats because I did an extended project on The History and Applications of Calculus and because I love everything even remotely mathematical in nature
    PS: I assume you maths and not medicine
    I meant history of mathematics
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    Favourite maths topic: Number theory

    Favourite mathematician: Paul Erd?s (for pure dedication)

    Mathematical dream: Discover an obscure kind of number and get it named after me
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    Favourite Maths Topic: Probably Calculus

    Favourite Mathematician: Newton/Leibniz

    Mathematical Dream: TO BE THE FIRST PERSON TO DIVIDE BY ZERO! (Successfully)
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    Mechanics. I just love it when I understand how everything works :sogood:
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    (Original post by W.H.T)
    Mechanics. I just love it when I understand how everything works :sogood:
    Any particular area of mechanics that fascinates you? I enjoy mechanics too but sometimes the questions are twisted and can be very mean. I love it for its mathematical content but it's not so easy to pass in exams. There are just too many ways they can trick you.

    Have you done up to M3?
 
 
 
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