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The elusive chord
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:53 AM
- Bertrand Russell
Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:47 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:01 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:18 PM
Edited by curr3nt, 15 November 2012 - 04:25 PM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:18 PM
Spoiler for interesting...
He left out from his three what I thought was the most intuitive way to make a chord
Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:55 PM
He left out from his three what I thought was the most intuitive way to make a chordSpoiler for Namely
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:30 PM
Spoiler for Professor, I'm uncomfortable with the weight
I was just pointing out that Bertrand left out that method for choosing a chord. However,
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:55 PM
Bonanova, what is the goal of this puzzle?
a) show us that the notion of "randomly chosen" depends on how you define it?
b) have us show lots of ingenuity in defining truly different ways to define it?
c) elicit from us the really-really-best way to define it?
d) all of the above
e) none of the above
Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:20 AM
I agree with CaptainEd. Jaynes' solution to the Bertrand paradox shows that random radius (method 2) is the only robust theoretical means of choosing random chord.
I was just pointing out that Bertrand left out that method for choosing a chord. However,Spoiler for There are more ways to skin a cat
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