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Please help me pronounce this formula related to projectile motion as it would be spoken out loud: L = v0^2 sin2θ / g [more inside]

posted by misozaki on Apr 30, 2013 - 15 answers

posted by misozaki on Apr 30, 2013 - 15 answers

MathFilter: Help me calculate the location of points with lots and lots of distances. [more inside]

posted by petiteviolette on Dec 12, 2011 - 31 answers

posted by petiteviolette on Dec 12, 2011 - 31 answers

How do you pronounce the hyperbolic trigonometric functions? [more inside]

posted by King Bee on Nov 19, 2011 - 21 answers

posted by King Bee on Nov 19, 2011 - 21 answers

I was thinking the other day about "all Greek to me!" as I was reading a physics book w/equations (using the Greek symbols)
And equations are a sort of language, of course.
So I wondered if there's some sort of linguist who's ever looked at the grammar or syntax of math/physics equations and tried to derive, whatever the hell it is linguists derive!
Does this sound like something anyone has heard of? If so, have any links?

posted by symbioid on Jan 8, 2010 - 6 answers

posted by symbioid on Jan 8, 2010 - 6 answers

When did "Maths" change to "Math" in American English? Or is it the other way around? [more inside]

posted by fishmasta on Jul 11, 2009 - 39 answers

posted by fishmasta on Jul 11, 2009 - 39 answers

My son asked me how many trees there are in the world. I know there are a finite number, yet I also know that it is not practical to count them. Same with grains of sand. When the set cannot be measured because it goes on forever we say the set is infinite. Is there a single word to express the concept of a countable, finite number too large to actually count? [more inside]

posted by JohnnyGunn on Nov 30, 2007 - 42 answers

posted by JohnnyGunn on Nov 30, 2007 - 42 answers

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