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Empty
 one year ago
Anyone know any problems that are "easy to understand but impossible to solve"? Like Goldbach's conjecture or Fermat's last theorem for instance.
Empty
 one year ago
Anyone know any problems that are "easy to understand but impossible to solve"? Like Goldbach's conjecture or Fermat's last theorem for instance.

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hhopke
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You may have tried this but have you googled "unsolved theorems?"

hhopke
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Also, FLT was solved in 1996.

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Haha well that's true, but I didn't mean it literally. I could google up unsolved problems, but I wanted to find some that other people had come across that maybe we could try to think about and try to solve together rather than alone.

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ya the unsolved mysteries about aliens and how the american government is trying to keep it from us

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I've got 1 but before that u need to give me the best defination of sonic boom.

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Haha I don't know what the best definition of a sonic boom is, I think it relates to going faster than the speed of sound and somehow creates a shockwave by displacing air or something fancy lol

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ok now the question is  why doesn't light create sonic booms?? ¿¿

Astrophysics
 one year ago
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nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1light does not make sonic booms, because by definition sonic = sound

hhopke
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Got one: Question: Five pirates are parting ways after finding a treasure of 100 pieces of gold. The pirates decide to split it based on a vote. Each pirate, from oldest to youngest, gets to propose a plan on how to split the gold. If at least 50 percent of the other remaining pirates agree on the plan, that is how they will split the gold. If less than 50 percent of the pirates agree, the pirate who came up with the plan will be thrown overboard. Each pirate is smart, greedy, and wants to throw as many others overboard as possible without reducing the amount of gold they get. What plan can the first (oldest) pirate propose to live and get as much gold as possible?

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1instead light's version is redshift

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I didn't get that @nincompoop

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ya don't focus on the redshift LAUGHING OUT LOUD but sonic = sound

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oooh good questions @hhopke and @imqwerty and... hahaha you too @Astrophysics :'(

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1do not focus on the word use, but instead on the mechanism doppler effect is a characteristic that both sound and light produce. less focus on the word, but more on mechanics and equation

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I am looking in my differential equations book since I remember shockwaves came about from solving with the method of characteristics or something.

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1there are some phenomenon that the english language or other language cannot describe properly

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yeah like things that aren't particles or waves... :P

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think i must learn about redshifts nd ol nd then come here to debate.

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1qwerty made a uniform spherical magnet. Where are the poles of that magnet located??

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1use ferromagnetic metal

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1hahaha the poles are on the outside and center?

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1isn't this what gauss proved?

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Prove that u can make an A4 size paper reach mounteverset's top with one end of the paper touching the groung nd the other end at the top. U can tear the paper.

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well, tear a piece, leave it on the ground, then take the other piece to the top of the mountain lol.

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1U can't tear the paper nt even a bit

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Nd the mounteverset is the real mounteverset nd nt a plastic toy or drawing.

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ik the answer to this one :)

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1can we use magnetic flux on that sphere magnet pole problem?

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1U need to prove your answer theoretically

hhopke
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Wait do they have to be on the ground and at the top at the same time?

hhopke
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Could we use tesseracts? Like from a wrinkle in time?

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ooooh explain that that sounds cool

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I was just going to do something like cut the paper like this: dw:1437979349526:dw

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no cutting nor tearing

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well technically the top of mount everest is the ground at that point... XD

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1437979534544:dw

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1437979584308:dw

hhopke
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1437979492646:dw Theory of tesseract idea.

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what's up with the tessarat?

hhopke
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The concept was bending the universe and everything in it to make the distance between point a and point b shorter.

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1okay he said we can tear the paper

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1then tear the paper about the size of an atom and then line them up HAHA

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1hmm can we calculate this? HAHA now I am interested

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1how many atoms are there in an A4 paper

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1figure out the dimensions and assume that the paper is made of carbon (primary)

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Cool I have thought of a similar concept to this tesseract thing; what if nothing moves but instead space just changes? I guess in a sense this already happens, that's what the metric tensor describes in general relativity. :P

hhopke
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I have to go. Will check back in the morning to see what is eventually figured out. :)

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ya I thought of relativity but wouldn't everything stretch including the mountain?

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1stretch = turn red LAUGHING OUT LOUD

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1use a miniature mteverest

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No u can't use tessaract ol u have is power nd brain power nd the paper use these thinga to get the paper to top

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yeah or we could model it as being made up of cellulose like the sugar monomer length whatever that is

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1he said "prove" and I say perform an experiment

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the paper is an ordinary paper which can be found in your notebooks :)

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Also I was looking into this: Cherenkov radiation is the light analog of a sonic boom.

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1sounds like something I never learned

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/SpeedOfLight/cherenkov.html

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1explain this: is electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle (such as an electron) passes through a dielectric medium at a speed greater than the phase velocity of light in that medium

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1u all will be like ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) after seein the answer

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1phase velocity of light in the medium

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1be mindful that I might chop you into pieces

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yeah I already have my knife ready tbh

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lolol I am imagining qwerty sweating over there haha XD

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I am curious about the sphere magnet's poles too because Ive only done flux on spheres with physics dw:1437980486187:dw

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) the thickness of the paper is about 1^(3) m or even less so when we fold the paper half the thickness doubles ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) now if we keep foldin the paper half nd half nd half about 2^16 times then the thickness of paper will be = 1/(3) x 2^16 m which is even greater than height of mount everest ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1437980547551:dw

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1same concept as cutting into atomic size

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i've prepared my swords

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So basically we can do it if we ignore certain laws of physics lol

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1this kid did not even acknowledge our answer that it is the same concept

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I got the ears and eyeballs I want to stir fry them

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes!! all u had to do ws prove ur answer theoriticaly nd ur method should be simple ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1o ya my method is theoritcally and can be solved

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1carbon atom's radius is 67 pm

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we can assume the volume of the paper

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1by its volume, we can estimate how many atoms are present

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1437980893036:dw

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so we are assumin that the paper is made of C s so we can take the mass of Na atoms of C = 12gm ??

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1437981064279:dw

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ya use your moles and avogadro's constant

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1mass of a sheet of A4 paper = 4.5gms molar mass=12 moles=4.5/12 no of atoms =2.25 x 10^23 diameter of each atom=134pm so ASSUMING that all atoms are in line so MAXIMUM length of the paper = 2.25 x 10^23 x 134 x 10^12 =2.25 x 134 x 10^11 m omg yes nin is also correct ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) but u can't calculate this^ thing by volume ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I was going to look up density of paper LAUGHING OUT LOUD

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lol i ws also goin to do that but then i thought that i wuld have to multiply it with the volume so it wuld be a tedious task so i directly looked up for the mass ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1We could have dissolved the paper, thereby not tearing

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1are there any applications for directrix?

hhopke
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Gathering of the geniuses. Just saying. :)

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1^the reason why i hate autocorrect.... *LOL

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If IF time machine gets invented then what do u think will happen?

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Hmmm well when I was a kid I told myself if time travel is real I'll put a key here from m future self, but I never found the key so I guess it won't happen.

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So u putted the key so that one day when time machine gets invented u can bring back the key to time when u placed the key there. Right?

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Hahaha well no, but that's a good point, where would the key end up and where did it come from?

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think that future time travelling is more likely to happen as compared to goin to past

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yeah I mean we all travelled from yesterday to today so we already do that anyways :P

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I mean going to future with respect to other people

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yeah, I guess so. So what made you think about this sonic boom for light?

imqwerty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well my hobbie is to think so while thinking i thought that y doesn't light makes sonic boom.
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