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    Default Abel Prize

    Here's the link to nominate someone for the Abel Prize, just in case anyone was wondering how to do so:

    Nomination Guidelines and Online Nomination Form

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    Perhaps the board could host an Un-Abel prize, similar to the Ig Nobel prizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haxxo View Post
    Perhaps the board could host an Un-Abel prize, similar to the Ig Nobel prizes.
    That would be amusing, but I am going to seriously submit John Gabriel for the Abel prize eventually, unless someone else really wants to sponsor him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathnerd View Post
    That would be amusing, but I am going to seriously submit John Gabriel for the Abel prize eventually, unless someone else really wants to sponsor him.
    I fear I will regret asking, but why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by haxxo View Post
    I fear I will regret asking, but why?
    For the lolz

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathnerd View Post
    For the lolz
    I'd avoid using your real name, but that's up to you.

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    Default Re: Abel Prize

    The Golden Crocoduck award
    The golden tinfoil hat award

    Let's do the mathematical equivalence, The Golden Ratio award!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathnerd View Post
    I am going to seriously submit John Gabriel for the Abel prize eventually
    He got the right definition of the derivative without using limits:





    but he ignored the case m=n=dx:



    because he rejected the infinitesimals, but he is not worse than the rest of you. You all denied the infinitesimals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7777777 View Post
    He got the right definition of the derivative without using limits:





    but he ignored the case m=n=dx:



    because he rejected the infinitesimals, but he is not worse than the rest of you. You all denied the infinitesimals.
    This is a misrepresentation of the finite difference method used to approximate the derivative on computers (because of their limited resolution/ round-off error w.r.t. the theoretical definition. Read the Wiki...

    John's equation is wrong from the start because he gets the slope wrong, even without a limit approximation. This is because he really does not understand Cartesian coordinates and curvature in two dimensions (and therefore the distinction between lines and curves). Carrying on the argument is just a fools' errand...

    Including all the supposed difficulty with division by zero, which an oxymoron, since a zero in the denominator of a fraction means that the metric for that dimension does not exist x/y = (x,0) for y = 0. (there is only one point, the "origin". That is, the only dimension that exists is that of the numerator (unless it also is zero, at (0,0)

    "dx/dy" is merely a syntactic shortcut for expressing the formal definition of the derivative - if one understands the meaning of the derivative, there is no problem with the notation, since it is only a name for that definition....

    It really is a very, very stupid discussion....

    If the coordinate system is NOT orthogonal (x,y), one studies vector transformations. For more advanced students, one studies differential geometry .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuleriaChk View Post
    John's equation is wrong
    nope. It is right.


    furthermore, he was, in some sense, right, as right as the rest of you, that does not exist, it does not exist
    as the form of a number, just like . He was right because the proof of these things was not given at that moment and it will not be given

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