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Norman Albers

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About Norman Albers

  • Birthday 03/02/1949

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  • Location
    At the apex of a particular set of light-cones.
  • Interests
    Music, chainsaw and lopper, revolution in physics
  • College Major/Degree
    Princeton '70,BSE Aero; worked RA on accel. team, Brookhaven; MS, Stanford'72Applied Physics
  • Favorite Area of Science
    Inhomogeneous field theory
  • Biography
    Just got a computer
  • Occupation
    Piano tuner/rebuilder


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  1. Like a lightenting rod, I was just curious.
  2. Can a site like this be sued for slander?
  3. Thanks to timo for the headsup on wowies in the floor. This is what we get from GR, and old houses.
  4. Welcome to HELL. Save your ticket stub; I signed it.
  5. I just wondered about your wife.
  6. Phi for All may be interested in this.
  7. I do recall the vision of the Earth on the Turtle, so hey, whatever you care to put into your soup, cheers!!!¡¡¡
  8. I am fascinated to see the basic principles at work. I aspire to greater facility in 4-space. I should get my act together in 2-space, LOL.
  9. Have good new year times, Imaginary and real. Life's a complex dream. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedRow your boat steady; Gently down the swirling stream. Life is but a dream
  10. fifteen minutes of fame to DJBruce, HUZZAH, HUZZAH.. I am not here interested in the trigonometric stuff because I consider that derivative, later, understanding. I use similarity of triangles, as well as area of any triangle. First we see this as 1/2 ab, but then with the construction, it is also 1/2 c h. Further sober inspection tomorrow will hoppfuly confirm my inspcetions, and our h's. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedWow, it seems you use only the principles of similar triangles, and not the areas like I did. Good one. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedDJBruce achieved a tighter solution than I did, so I think he deserves two FIFTEEN MINUTESES OF FAME.One does not need to appeal to the triangle area formula, if you write the two similarity relations as he does. Congrats! . . To hell with my paperette. Cheers!
  11. COOL!!! I'd forgotten those. Isn't this sort of a Fermat's theorem? [sTERNLY, This is a bit off-topic because I don't really care about just these cases, but dammit I am the OP and am having fun.} OK now I see that the truth is the opposite, right, that there are always further tripletts? How cool. Thank you, my oh brother. When we are willing to feel stupid, it is possible we might learn something. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedI composed a paperette called "Monty Pythagorus" and maybe scalbers can get it into my cache in a day or two. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedSo hurry on in with your answers, kids, to carve out your fifteen minutes of fame. HINT: The line I draw is inside the triangle. I need only 'carpenters' tools'. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedI guess I am alone in my stooopidity.
  12. If bag squeals when poked, with a stick; probably is, a pig in a poke. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedHaiku fantasies Need have no relationships To real events. Moi? Thanks, Phi, for sharing Mysteries of line spacing So I look cool. Doy.
  13. I added one line to the construction. I think I then use basically two principles to write a trigonometric algebraic proof. I do not use laws of sines and cosines, per se. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedI have only started reading Penrose's monster book, The Road to Reality. He mentions Pythagorus in deep considerations of epistemology, how we know anything in mathematics in this case. I realized the problem made me feel stooopid for a couple of hours. I respect all such "simple exercises", especially when it is clear there is something to learn. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts mergedMaybe I use the word "trigonometry" wrongly, maybe I mean to say geometric algebraic proof. These are all the things I am sorting out in my own understanding. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts merged Isn't this an amazing quirk of numbers? I think so, and don't I recall hearing there are no other such integer squares?
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