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Math And Fountain Pens

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#41 seffrican


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 20:04

I do it all the time! :)

I recognise that... Lorentz transformations, Michelson + Morely etc...
Pretty soon after that you get to E(K) = m(0) C^2 !!

The equation that everyone knows, and no-one understands! It would have been more useful if F = ma had been the one to achieve celebrity status...

Except that it's not generally true...and what does the K mean after the E? That's rest energy, not kinetic.

The Gauss-Green-Stokes-Ostogradskii theorem is something I normally scribble when trying a new pen, it looks very elegant when written with a broad stub, and the symmetry of the two sides makes for an intellectually pleasing visual too.
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#42 ZachWasniak



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 20:30

Does anyone else do math with a fountain pen? As was the case with penmanship, I hated math in school and didn't study it once I wasn't forced to in school. When I got into fountain pens last year, I read a post here that said that kids in some European countries (probably Germany and/or France, I don't remember which) used fountain pens for math. That inspired me to renew my math studies and to do it using fountain pens exclusively. When I make a mistake, I just cross it out. Sometimes the crossed out parts contain the seeds of the right answer. It's actually neater than using pencil, because when I use a pencil, I press really hard, and the marks don't erase well. I feel that my fountain pen hobby is helping me to explore other interests that I would not have considered before.

I use them in every Class. I hate pencils, plus, using a fountain pen (or any pen for that matter) will make you more cautious of making mistakes.
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#43 Bernardo



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 16:07

using a fountain pen (or any pen for that matter) will make you more cautious of making mistakes.

Agree 100% :thumbup:

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 16:35

I've passed this thread on to my partner, who I just recently introduced to fountain pens and who even more recently decided to pick up a free Pre-Calc textbook on the internet and work through it.

As much as math is something I probably should get back into, I think my take on this is going to be to get back into Symbolic Logic and do that in fountain pen. :)

Yea. second of secondary school, there is the bifurcation in the way where Jean Piaget is waiting sitting against a tree telling you don't go this way or go this way, I should had hearin him but no I was so full of hubris and proud, sometimes I think I should
go back too, but noop, life is short and I love to read novels, Ah boys, you should get the poetry of maths said the teacher.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:42

And here's some flexy FP convolution:

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What pen did you use to write the beautiful math!?

Thank you :cloud9:

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 23:05

If only my math notes/homework looked that good on paper.

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