1. ## 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

2. ## Re: Abel Prize

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

3. ## Re: Abel Prize

Originally Posted by haxxo
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.

4. ## Re: Abel Prize

Originally Posted by mathnerd
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?

5. ## Re: Abel Prize

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

6. ## Re: Abel Prize

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

7. ## Re: Abel Prize

The Golden Crocoduck award
The golden tinfoil hat award

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

8. ## Re: Abel Prize

Originally Posted by mathnerd
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.

9. ## Re: Abel Prize

Originally Posted by 7777777
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 .

10. ## Re: Abel Prize

Originally Posted by BuleriaChk
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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