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

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- 08-29-2016, 03:05 PM #1

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## 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

- 09-06-2016, 05:23 PM #2

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## Re: Abel Prize

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

- 09-06-2016, 05:46 PM #3

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- 09-06-2016, 10:05 PM #4

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- 09-07-2016, 01:01 AM #7

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## Re: Abel Prize

The Golden Crocoduck award

The golden tinfoil hat award

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

- 09-14-2016, 04:51 AM #8

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- 09-14-2016, 02:09 PM #9

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## Re: Abel Prize

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 .Last edited by BuleriaChk; 09-14-2016 at 02:24 PM.

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- 09-14-2016, 11:26 PM #10

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