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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    movie/math question

    first to admit i am a complete tard in the math department. i am curious however what type of math is being discussed/performed in the movie Good Will Hunting. if anyone knows, and doesnt ming enlightening me, i appreciate it.
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    If I remember correctly I think it was differential calculus. Im not sure but I bet someone here knows.


    It was a great movie btw.

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    Not sure, but Happy Gilmore can drive the ball 400 yards, which is 1200 feet. Hope this helps, though I know it doesnt
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    I haven't seen that movie in a long long time. Even tsill the math in that movie was a afterthought almost. Most of the time you couldn't even see what the problem was let alone the answer. (that is if I remember correctly). I think there was some fourier seriers in there but who knows. I would guess mostly advanced calculus and some linear algebra (used in proofs).
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    I think advanced algebra something like that.

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    http://krant.telegraaf.nl/krant/nasl....mattdamon.jpg this looks more like chem to me, ionic bonding

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    I think that's something else.

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    well this is actually an extra credit question in my math class says to identify the type of math discussed, and to find out the mathematician who contributed the most to this field.

    they do mention 'advanced fourier system', as the first proof of the movie. but none of that made any sense to me. then i tried a search on google and they call it, as well as GP, fourier series. which is probably the same thing.

    well i'll start with this and see where i get, thanks friends.
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    Originally posted by Y2A
    Not sure, but Happy Gilmore can drive the ball 400 yards, which is 1200 feet. Hope this helps, though I know it doesnt
    lol this is about as advanced as i get with math
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    Fourier system is kind of ambiguous but it could be either the fourier transform or the fourier series (special case of the transform).

    That picture looked like a graphing problem (not the normal graphs people know). Some topics on graphing I know are (limited knowledge) Minimum cost spanning trees, topilogical sort.... i think that's the main ones I learned. I only touched upon this topic.
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    and what level education do you have if you don't mind me asking?

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    sounds like GP is beyond me, but if youre asking me i am only a second year college student. however its been about 10 years since my last math class which was high school geometry lol. its never been my strong point, plus my break from school made my brain quit working. its finally getting warmed up again.
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    i was asking GP but yeah.. after 10 years your brain shuts out all that useless garbage

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    yeah, my years in the "real world" as high school grads call it, i have never needed to solve for X or simplify radicals, or rationalize anything. ive needed to add and subtract in my check book, and thats about it.

    i did do some math to figure out my gas mileage once, i cant think of too many other instances of needing anything more than basic 6th grade math.
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    easy stuff



    like seriously... who the hell comes up with all this, and what is the use of all of this garbage? :P

    Scary just to look @ it.. let alone understand it :|
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    thanks B, I'm beginning to think that all the quotes in your sig may actually be true.
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    Of course they are.
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    I'm a 3rd year computer engineering student. There are alot of uses for this kind of math in computing and in signal processing. FUN STUFF!
    The graphs question though looks really hard is not. There are just alot of theorms incorporated into it. I have not learned graphs throughly yet so I only can glean some of the facts from that problem.
    As for parsevals theorm it isn't that hard either. It just says the power of a signal represented in it's fourier series (summation of complex exponientials) is equal to the summation of the absolute value of it's fourier coefficients squared. I am currently taking this course what a coiencidence!
    Your computer and many of the electronics you use have parts that are based the fourier series/transform. Very applicable.
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    i feel as if ive just read a post ina foreign language

    thanks for the replies GP!
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    * runs way from his school *, im doing term 1 of engineering right now, not totally decided on what branch i will continue on to tho.. but i was thinking about computer.. ( looks at that math again ), SCREW THAT! its mechanical for me

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    Webb...do you go to Sac State?

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    no, lowly ARC til next fall. decided to take small baby steps in my getting back into school.

    Im choosing sac state over davis simply for the commute. but i would rather go to davis.
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