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January 12th, 2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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New Member Intro: Tom

Hi, folks.

I recently came across this site and decided to join the forums. It looks like it has a good mix of topics and regular activity.

About me:
Math is a hobby of mine; I do not have a Ph.D. in math so discussions of eigenspaces, kernels, etc. go over my head. I am mainly interested in numerical mathematics. Computer programming is also an interest of mine, as well as the Internet (which sucks up WAAAY too much of my time). If a resource exists on the Internet, I probably know about it or can find it quickly.

I have ZERO ability with LaTex or any other math programs, so when I reply to an inquiry about theory and background information I will probably refer people to existing pages on the Internet. MathWorld and Wiki are two of my favorites (they have good background theory, which saves me the trouble of re-typing existing information. Hopefully, this forum does not have a policy against sending people offsite when responding to a post).

A non-mathematics-related interest of mine is ancient civilizations, for example, ancient Egypt. I do quite a lot of reading on this topic (for example, ancient Egypt, ancient Sumeria, etc.). (Julien, nice avatar of Thoth. I am curious: where did you get it?)


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January 12th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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Be welcome!

I think if you like numbers, and pure maths, a place that you will enjoy is the "number theory" forum!!

This forum for now do not accept LaTeX, but I think will accept in the future.

A non-mathematics-related interest of mine is also ancient civilizations, but I am more fascinated about the greeks (although all the other remaining ancient civilizations are fascinating).

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January 12th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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Welcome to the math forum, Tom! We're glad to have you in here!

One of my non-mathematics-related interest of mine is playing guitar and weight training.
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January 12th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #4
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Welcome, Tom! I'm also interested in numerical mathematics, in particular computational number theory and numerical analysis.
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January 13th, 2008, 01:45 AM   #5
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hello

Welcome Tom. I'm new here too. I hope we have good time together.
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