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Is there an equation for figuring out the average wait time for a book on hold at the library. Or how to figure out the average wait time I have left for a book I put on hold because I'm dying to read the rest of it. [more inside]

posted by gov_moonbeam on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

posted by gov_moonbeam on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

What on earth is this equation?
S_{qty} = M_{vol} / B_{pos} (in case the picture doesn't work) [more inside]

posted by sperose on Jul 17, 2011 - 5 answers

posted by sperose on Jul 17, 2011 - 5 answers

What does a bivariate cubic polynomial look like? [more inside]

posted by tybeet on Jul 13, 2011 - 9 answers

posted by tybeet on Jul 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Math and science geeks, does this fake equation make sense? 'delta' = c ... meaning "change is constant". [more inside]

posted by attercoppe on May 15, 2011 - 33 answers

posted by attercoppe on May 15, 2011 - 33 answers

I am wondering if there are generally accepted ways of getting the critical constants (acentric factor, critical pressure and temperature) of a substance from a simulation of some sort (i.e. quantum chemistry) [more inside]

posted by selenized on Apr 12, 2011 - 3 answers

posted by selenized on Apr 12, 2011 - 3 answers

What does it *mean* to raise a number to an imaginary power? [more inside]

posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Mar 16, 2011 - 29 answers

posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Mar 16, 2011 - 29 answers

The solution to 12 = x - (square root of x) is 16, but how do I manipulate the equation to show that? [more inside]

posted by Wanderboy on Feb 23, 2011 - 47 answers

posted by Wanderboy on Feb 23, 2011 - 47 answers

Math Filter: I am trying to find a name for this equation. I am not sure if I can solve it given the information that I currently have. [more inside]

posted by occidental on Jan 17, 2011 - 14 answers

posted by occidental on Jan 17, 2011 - 14 answers

I need help understanding the "principle domain" (a term only my professor seems to use) of a polar function. That is, how do I find the smallest value delta such that [0,delta] plots all of the unique points on the curve; any values greater than delta re-trace points. I suspect that if MeFi could identify the more common name for this, uh, procedure, I'd be set.

posted by phrontist on Aug 4, 2010 - 10 answers

posted by phrontist on Aug 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me understand my hard-to-understand calculus shirt. [more inside]

posted by wanderingmind on Jul 5, 2010 - 9 answers

posted by wanderingmind on Jul 5, 2010 - 9 answers

What equation can I use to calculate the number of miles in a degree of longitude for a given latitude? [more inside]

posted by Glendale on Aug 19, 2008 - 9 answers

posted by Glendale on Aug 19, 2008 - 9 answers

I'm looking for some help with a math equation / algorithm I'm trying to create. I'm a programmer by trade and not very good at math so I'd like some help with this or perhaps a site where I could pay someone to come up with the equation I'm looking for. I considered rentacoder or elance however I'd be concerned if the companies there had the proper math knowledge. A lot of claims get made on those sites that turn out to be false. [more inside]

posted by JohnGL on Jul 3, 2008 - 6 answers

posted by JohnGL on Jul 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Help with a large, stupidly theoretical question involving sea rise, population growth, and human development... should be fun. [more inside]

posted by omnigut on Jun 12, 2008 - 18 answers

posted by omnigut on Jun 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Is there a mathematical formula relating time and memory? [more inside]

posted by bru on Jan 31, 2006 - 16 answers

posted by bru on Jan 31, 2006 - 16 answers

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