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Old 05-30-2009, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny L.A. View Post
May I paraphrase the discussion?

Math-type: Hey, look what this kid did!

Non-Math-type: Great! What are Bernoulli Numbers?

Math-type: Erm... Did you bother to read the Wiki link?

Non-Math-type: Of course, I did. But I'm a Non-Math-type. Those equations are meaningless to me. Will you explain what Bernoulli Numbers are, in such a way that I can understand them?

Math-type: No. I'm not going to try to explain them to you. Another Non-Math-type wanted to know what they're good for, and I'd rather mock him for not seeing the beauty of Mathematics.

Is that where this thread is going?
Let's find out.

Ahem:

I don't understand what Bernoulli numbers are and cannot make sense of the equations in the Wiki link. Would you mind explaining them to me in a way a Non-Math person can grasp? In return I'd be happy to discuss poetry with you.

Last edited by ivylass; 05-30-2009 at 08:38 PM.