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barbara@bookpro.com science forum beginner
Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 22

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:25 pm Post subject:
Re: The Speed of Toilet Paper



On 4 Jul 2006 03:16:08 GMT, "TeaLady (Mari C.)"
<spressobean@yahoo.com> wrote:
Quote:  Rich Holmes<rsholmes+usenet@mailbox.syr.edu> wrote in
news:u44py7s06s.fsf@mep1.phy.syr.edu:
"David Moran" <dmoran21@cox.net> writes:
"William Elliot" <marsh@hevanet.remove.com> wrote in
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On Tue, 27 Jun 2006, Jeff wrote:
Here's the kind of things you can do to have some fun
with math:
Americans use enough toilet paper in one day to wrap
around the world nine
times.
Do the math, it's physically impossible.
In round numbers Earth's diameter is 13000 km; its
circumference is 40000 km or 4E7 m. Population of the US
is roughly 300 million. 9 x 4E7 m / 3E8 = 3 x 4E1 = 1.2
meters per person per day. That's the right order of
magnitude.
More is actually used  ever watch a toddler get ready to wipe
its butt ? Takes 1/2 a roll just to find the right piece, and
then it is dropped, declared dirty, and the wearch starts all
over again.

Stop spying on Lots42! Or at least don't tell us anything further
about what he does in the bathroom.
BW 

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TeaLady (Mari C.) science forum beginner
Joined: 05 Jun 2005
Posts: 13

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:50 pm Post subject:
Re: The Speed of Toilet Paper



John D Salt <jdsalt_AT_gotadsl.co.uk> wrote in
news:Xns97F666F8DE003BaldHeadedJohn@216.196.109.145:
Quote:  "TeaLady (Mari C.)" <spressobean@yahoo.com> wrote in
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[Snips]
More is actually used  ever watch a toddler get ready to
wipe its butt ? Takes 1/2 a roll just to find the right
piece, and then it is dropped, declared dirty, and the
wearch starts all over again.
I don't know if it's safe to ask what a "wearch" is. Do we
have them in Wales?
All the best,
John.

Weary search, I guess.
Or a t ypo.

TeaLady (mari)
"The principle of Race is meant to embody and express the utter
negation of human freedom, the denial of equal rights, a
challenge in the face of mankind." A. Kolnai
Avast ye scurvy dogs ! Thar be no disease in this message. 

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TeaLady (Mari C.) science forum beginner
Joined: 05 Jun 2005
Posts: 13

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:02 pm Post subject:
Re: The Speed of Toilet Paper



barbara@bookpro.com wrote in
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Quote:  On 4 Jul 2006 03:16:08 GMT, "TeaLady (Mari C.)"
spressobean@yahoo.com> wrote:
Rich Holmes<rsholmes+usenet@mailbox.syr.edu> wrote in
news:u44py7s06s.fsf@mep1.phy.syr.edu:
"David Moran" <dmoran21@cox.net> writes:
"William Elliot" <marsh@hevanet.remove.com> wrote in
message
news:Pine.BSI.4.58.0606261857001.7321@vista.hevanet.com..
.
On Tue, 27 Jun 2006, Jeff wrote:
Here's the kind of things you can do to have some fun
with math:
Americans use enough toilet paper in one day to wrap
around the world nine
times.
Do the math, it's physically impossible.
In round numbers Earth's diameter is 13000 km; its
circumference is 40000 km or 4E7 m. Population of the US
is roughly 300 million. 9 x 4E7 m / 3E8 = 3 x 4E1 = 1.2
meters per person per day. That's the right order of
magnitude.
More is actually used  ever watch a toddler get ready to
wipe its butt ? Takes 1/2 a roll just to find the right
piece, and then it is dropped, declared dirty, and the
wearch starts all over again.
Stop spying on Lots42! Or at least don't tell us anything
further about what he does in the bathroom.

I think he secretly teaches 3 year olds how to doidy in his
spare time (which seems to be almost always). No need to spy
on him anyhow  he 'fesses all to all when the mood strikes.

TeaLady (mari)
"The principle of Race is meant to embody and express the
utter negation of human freedom, the denial of equal rights, a
challenge in the face of mankind." A. Kolnai
Avast ye scurvy dogs ! Thar be no disease in this message. 

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ungernerik@aol.com science forum beginner
Joined: 11 May 2006
Posts: 11

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:02 am Post subject:
Re: Loose connectivity, factoring and residues



jstevh@msn.com wrote:
Quote:  jstevh@msn.com wrote:
The factoring problem can be easily approached using simple algebra.
Start with
x^2  y^2 = S  2*x*k
where all are integers, as notice then you trivially have
x^2 + 2*x*k + k^2 = y^2 + S + k^2
so
x+k = sqrt(y^2 + S + k^2)
and finding y is just a matter of factoring (S+k^2)/4.
Now with just the explicit equation you end up with nothing but
trivialities, but turning to congruences, you can now simply let
x^2  y^2 = 0 mod T
whichthis is importantnow forces
S  2*x_res*k = 0 mod T
where I put in x_res to emphasize that now it's congruences, so there
is loose connectivity and an explicit value of x is not neededjust a
residue.
But now I can just solve for k, assuming 2, S and x are
coprime to T:
k = S*(2*x_res)^{1} mod T
where (2*x_res)^{1} is the modular inverse of (2*x_res) mod T.
One thing that has come up in this thread in my discussion with Tim
Peters is that the mathematics will solve for any T that has the k and
S given, so you have the possibility that when you solve out for x and
y, you find that x^2  y^2 is coprime to YOUR target T, because the
mathematics has solved for another that fits with those same equations
with a different x_res..
However that seems to occur mostly with relatively large y, so
minimizing y, is a practical result of that analysis, which is why
theory does not necessarily mean you immediately have a practical
solution.
I like the analogy of the atomic bomb.
Posters pestering me to immediately solve an RSA Challenge number are
like if people had pestered Einstein to explode a nuclear bomb before
they'd consider his theories.
That the modular inverse makes an appearance is critical, but more
importantly I now have a way to find all the variables!!!
That can be done by simply picking a residue for x_res and then picking
S, like x_res = 1, and S =1, to get k.
For instance if T=35, and I use x_res=S=1, then k = 18 mod 35, and k=18
will suffice.
Then y is found by factoring (1+18^2)/4 and then you have x as well.
Using the identity:
(f_1 + f_2)^2 = (f_1  f_2)^2 + 4*f_1*f_2
Of course there will exist and x and y such that
x^2  y^2 = 0 mod T
for any x_res you choose, which is trivial to prove, as that is
equivalent to
x^2  y^2 = kT
where k can be any integer.
And that remains true. Clearly now one issue is to find a relatively
small y, as in the examples that Tim Peters emphasized, y was so much
larger than x, that x^2  y^2 was negative.
So an equation that is useless explicitly becomes quite powerful with
modular algebraintroducing loose connectivityleading to a general
method for factoring.
And remember, part of my point with these ideas is that supposedly
"pure" mathematicians CAN ignore exciting and interesting researchfor
political reasonsas these people are just liars.
They may know I have other major mathematical finds, where I couldn't
force the issue like with the factoring problem, where these twisted
people chose to sit quietly, or in some cases, claim my research was
wrong, like those sci.math people who petitioned the math journal that
published a paper of mine, and the paper got yanked, and later the damn
math journal died!
The proof here for those of you willing to accept it, is in the simple
mathematics, STILL being ignored by the mainstream mathematical
community to my knowledge, as they are corrupt, and don't actually give
a damn about mathematics, seeing it only as a political and economic
tool for their own benefit.
James Harris

You've got:
x^2  y^2 = kT
where k can be any integer.
and:
Clearly now one issue is to find a relatively small y...
For small y, try the following for k, in the order listed:
1, 3, 4, 12, 5, 15, 24, 20, 8, 40, 21, 7, 35, 45, 60, ... 

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Phil Carmody science forum Guru Wannabe
Joined: 05 Jun 2005
Posts: 267

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:45 am Post subject:
Re: Dnumbers: a generalization of Sophie Germain twin primes



s.m.r. dropped  can't post to moderated groups.
f/u set to a.m.r.
"wkehowski@cox.net" <wkehowski@cox.net> writes:
Quote:  Hello,
A twin prime is a prime p such that p+2 is prime and a Sophie Germain
prime if 2p+1 is prime. Oberve that the pair p+2, 2p+1 as arises as
p+d+1 for all divisors d of p. Thus, we have
Definition. A positive integer satisfies Property D and is called a
Dnumber if n+d+1 is prime for all divisors d of n. Let D be the set of
all Dnumbers.
After watching a Maple program find and print the factored elements of
this set to the screen one instantly observes that apparently the only
integers that arise are 1, 9 (the only square), biprimes with two
distinct factors, and triprimes of all possible types: p^3, p^2*q, and
p*q*r. The first prime r such that 3*3*r is in D is r=370884, while the
first prime r such that 3*7*r is in D is r=606619339.
If you're interested, there are text files and conjectures here:
http://glory.gc.maricopa.edu/~wkehowsk/propertyd/index.html

No further squares.
Look at the >=9 values modulo 3.
(you only need to look at the +1+1 and +3+1 values)
Phil

The man who is always worrying about whether or not his soul would be
damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn.
 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (18091894), American physician and writer
and this bizarre comment is purely inserted so that I can google directly
to this thread later, in case I have a tedious and tawdry day at work... 

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Mark Spahn science forum addict
Joined: 07 Jul 2005
Posts: 62

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:45 pm Post subject:
Re: Dnumbers: a generalization of Sophie Germain twin primes



Hi Mori,
Thanks for cleaning up my garbled text; I made a change to it
to make it more readable ('plain text'), but it had the opposite effect.
I noticed later that the OP's website had a clearer definition
than his post: A prime p is a twin prime iff p+2 is also prime.
Thus, by the OP's definition, 41 is a twin prime but 43 is not.
This definition, even if nonstandard, makes sense, given his
further remarks. A Sophie Germain (who dat?) prime is a
prime p for which 2p+1 is also a prime.
Thus a Sophie Germain twin prime is a prime p for which
both p+2 and 2p+1 are also primes.
For any prime p, if d>0 and dp, then d=1 or p,
and the set {p+d+1 such that d>0 and dp}
= {p+1+1, p+p+1} = {p+2, 2p+1},
and iff these two numbers are also prime,
then p is a Sophie Germain twin prime.
Mark Spahn
"moriman" <morimanNONO@NObtinternetNO.com> wrote in message news:R66dnUju1s4MXCLZRVnygQ@bt.com...
Hi Mark,
I'm topposting as your html post is *nearly* unreadable :(
What you have said below is exactly what the OP posted, that twinprimes are
two primes of the form p & p+2.
You stated "By your (the OP's) definition, 3, 5, and 11 are twin primes, but
7, 13, and 19" where what the OP actually stated was "A twin prime is a
prime p such that p+2 is prime". Although I'll admit this is *slightly*
ambiguous, I'm sure that most readers would have got the exact meaning that
if p is a prime and p+2 is a prime then they are twin primes.
This continues to the Sophie Germain prime, where if p and 2p+1 are prime,
then p is called a Sophie Germain prime.
i.e. p=3 is a Sophie Germain prime because 2p+1 = 7 which is also prime. 7
is *not* a SG prime since p=7 gives 2p+1=15 which is not prime.
So, a quick reiteration: twin primes are a *pair* of numbers where p and p+2
are prime; a Sophie Germain prime is a *single* prime p, where p and 2p+1
are prime.
As for the OP's final "...arises as p+d+1 for all divisors d of p", I'm with
you on that one, since if p is prime then it doesn't have *any* divisors d
other than itself and unity.
hth
mori 

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