Prof. Templeton

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  1. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic The traveling ant   

    This reminds me of a scooter trip I once took on these very boards where I learned a valuable lesson about head-starts.
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  2. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic Woodchucks   

    A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
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  3. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic It seems to be hard!   

    It was correctly included in the OP, just not the explanation.
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  4. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic The elusive chord   

    Quite small. The larger n is the smaller the chord length. I would argue that this is not an acceptable way to chose "random chords", however.
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  5. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic The elusive chord   

    After doing some research and none of the math, I've found
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  6. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic It seems to be hard!   

  7. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic It seems to be hard!   

  8. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic Anyone else having this problem with Chrome?   

    Just logged in from my home computer and yep, format is all screwy. Change theme did not help.

    Edit: Just changed to the IPS Test theme and that worked, but IP.Board does not.
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  9. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic The elusive chord   

    So, then it is more random. I looked up Jaynes' proposal and it based on the fact that the size of the circle is unknown, here the OP has given us a size. Is throwing straws at a circle a better method than selecting a number at random between 0 and πr2 , letting that number represent an area and drawing a chord to section off that area?
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  10. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic The elusive chord   


    I was just pointing out that Bertrand left out that method for choosing a chord. However,


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  11. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic The elusive chord   


    He left out from his three what I thought was the most intuitive way to make a chord


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  12. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic Major Grumblegutts' Challenge   


    I believe that does it. Thanks for hanging in there.
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  13. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic The elusive chord   

    Should we randomly chose the definition of random? I know our friend laid out three ways to draw a random chord while leaving out, arguably, the most intuitive way. I thought I remember reading that there were more ways than that even. Math is just a hobby for me so I am not immersed in it.
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  14. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic Anyone else having this problem with Chrome?   

    I use Chrome. No problems.
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  15. Prof. Templeton added a post in a topic Major Grumblegutts' Challenge   

    Ahh. I see the mistake I made. What if we decide that the sergeant was called into the meeting after it started. Does that make the last part solvable?
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