amistre64 3 years ago Heres what we learnt in number theory today

1. amistre64

spose you ahve 2 integers; if you take the larger of the two, and add it to the smaller ofthe two; you are essentially adding the two numbers togheter

2. amistre64

max(8,3) + min(8,3) = 8 + 3 and all that for the cost of tuition :/

3. amistre64

and there was even a case by case proof for it

4. amorfide

show proof? :D

5. amistre64

lol, i cant, it burnt out to many synapses just trying to pretend i was interested

6. amorfide

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7. amistre64

take 2 integers; x and y case 1; if x < y max(x,y) = y min(x,y) = x max(x,y) +min(x,y) = y + x case 2; if x > y max(x,y) = x min(x,y) = y max(x,y) +min(x,y) = x + y; which equals y + x case 2; if x = y max(y,y) = y min(x,x) = x max(x,y) +min(x,y) = y + x

8. amorfide

<3 thank you although i have a question is this all you learn in number theory?

9. experimentX

haha .. then till now you wasted your money!!

10. amistre64

no, the other day we learned that if a is not a factor of b, but is a factor of c, then a divides b*c

11. amistre64

therefore; since 3 is not a factor of 5; but is a factor of 9; then 3 is a factor of 5*9

12. amistre64

oh it feels like a whole lotta wasted money and time at the moment :)

13. experimentX

it does ... this is the basics. try taking mit course on number theory. though i never;ve taken it yet. i think it's worth.

14. amistre64

yeah, these undergraduate courses make me feel like im back in kindergarten

15. experimentX

well ... i never took number theory class. though i had read some part of it in analysis and algebra. I think it's quite interesting and though (this might be lack of experience)

16. amistre64

the class seems to revolve around prime numbers. On the last test, we had to determine oif some huge number was prime or not; and the only way we had to check it was by seeing of the 50 primes less than its sqrt divided it. In the end, it was prime

17. amistre64

im outta here fer today; enjoy the night :)

18. experimentX

catch ya later :)

19. experimentX

90% of the topic here I'm not familiar http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-785-analytic-number-theory-spring-2007/syllabus/

20. experimentX

looks like worth doing it!!

21. mukushla

yeah !!