sniper89 | iKtomi - yet another Apple invention? :D |

appletizer | lol i think apple shot themselves in the foot when they introduced intel |

iKtomi | sniper89, yah. Apple meets lakotan trickster god :D |

sniper89 | :D hahaha sec just reminded myself about something |

kestas | hi, I'm trying to solve a complex number problem. I need to get this into the form ( (x+a)^2 + (y+b)^2 )^(1/2) < k , but it's currently (x-3)^2+(y-8)^2<(x/8+1/2)^2+(y/8-7/8)^2 I have no idea how to simplify it, and I don't see how I'll be able to complete the square when I expand it |

sniper89 | < robT> Name ONE thing that your windows comp can do that my MAC cant < bawss> Right click. lmao |

kestas | because it expands to give (63*x^2)/64, I have no idea how you can complete the square for that |

TRWBW | kestas: that is a square kestas: its (63/64)*(x-0)^2 or (x+0)^2 if you prefer |

kestas | TRWBW: I mean to say, there has to be something of the form (ax+b)^2 that gives (63/64)*x^2 |

TRWBW | kestas: okay, sure, (sqrt(63/64)x+0)^2 |

kestas | so a would have to be (63/64)^(1/2) |

TRWBW | kestas: don't know why this isn't making sense, so i'll be very explicit. a=sqrt(63/64), b=0, (ax+b)^2=(63/64)x^2 |

Awai | '@plot 1/x @ xmin:-1,xmax:1,ymin:-1,ymax:1,xres:0.1' |

_llll_ | oh dear we'll just pretend we didnt see that, and you can try again :) |

Awai | Me? :] Am trying to work out the syntax |

_llll_ | yes, you |

TRWBW | Awai: the grapher is broken anyways |

Awai | Ah, that might explain it |

vbundle | anyone played with Mathematica 6 yet? hello? anoybody |

HiLander | if nobody says "yes", "no" is a safe assumption. |

vbundle | could be a turing type problem You never know how long a "yes" might take. |

_llll_ | could also be a "asking vague questions just gets you ignored" issue too |

vbundle | Okay. Specific question. Is there a way to download all the ChemicalData, so that Mathematica doesn't have to keep hogging the network? |

Orange1 | whats f(x) = cos^2 x + 1 primed? i got -sin^2 2 |

Polytope | let me correct the question. what is the derivative of f(x) = cos^2 x + 1 ? f'(x) = 2 cos(x) * (-sin(x)) |

t35t0r | cos^2(x) + 1 = ? |