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How to compute [$]\sqrt{T}[$] with two decimal places? Using only pencil and paper.And slide rules. I liked slide rules. But I digress.

If [$] T=e^{10} [$] then I know a source!

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https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2020/1021 ... il-unions/

Statistics: Posted by Cuchulainn — 20 minutes ago

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Statistics: Posted by Alan — Today, 4:31 pm

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Not sure - there were many intermediate steps missing, and the proposition to be proved was not clear.BTW did I get the correct answer with my PDE solution?

Statistics: Posted by Cuchulainn — Today, 3:53 pm

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Statistics: Posted by Cuchulainn — Today, 3:30 pm

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And slide rules. I liked slide rules. But I digress.

How to compute [$]\sqrt{T}[$] with two decimal places? Using only pencil and paper.Statistics: Posted by Cuchulainn — Today, 3:27 pm

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One of the most interesting things about JMK is the strong position he took during the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles. If he had prevailed, it would have changed the course of history.

Not so relevant for this thread, but his reflections are here: The Economic Consequences of the Peace on Project Gutenberg.

Back to the BSE, plenty of work is on SSRN, though some of the classic papers are still log in only or paywalled due to the journals they were originally published in.

Statistics: Posted by platinum — Today, 3:17 pm

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Or at least Commedia dell'arte?The farce is strong in this thread.

An extensive literature review could be enlightening.

Here's a small detail on the path from Bachelier to Samuelson:

"Although Bachelor's work on random walks predated Einstein's celebrated study of Brownian motion by five years, the pioneering nature of his work was recognized only after several decades, first by Andrey Kolmogorov who pointed out his work to Paul Levy, then by Leonard Jimmie Savage who translated Bachelier's thesis to English and brought the work of Bachelier to the attention of Paul Samuelson."

The original B. thesis - http://archive.numdam.org/article/ASENS ... __21_0.pdf

As Keynes almost said

Option traders who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct physics student.

Statistics: Posted by Alan — Today, 2:30 pm

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This thread is like a Wagner opera; exciting moments and boring half hours. Italian operas are no different.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxU

Statistics: Posted by Cuchulainn — Today, 9:17 am

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G. Frege, “Funktion und Begriff”, 1891

aka higher-order functions. Brilliant.

Alonzo Church extended Frege's theory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frege%E2% ... _confusion

Statistics: Posted by Cuchulainn — Today, 8:57 am

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He says that the extension of the concept "inhabitant of Germany at New Year 1883, Berlin time" is the same for all eternity.

*The Foundations of Arithmetic* is well worth reading as an introduction to his work.

I am not concerned with Frege's internal logic but the very fact that his concepts are unstable, e.g. can an inhabitant be a tax exile and lives in Germany for 121 days per year?

I don't have that book. But only Begriffschift. For me, Dedekind made Arithmetic respecatble.

Statistics: Posted by Cuchulainn — Today, 8:54 am

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