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Offline rubinsteinmad

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Favorite Books
« on: November 21, 2015, 01:52:34 AM »
What is your favorite literature
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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 02:17:52 AM »
I haven't read novels for quite a while now, but my schoolteachers want me to read again.

So, I started reading Heidi. I LOVE it! I can feel so many different, familiar emotions. I also love the happy ending.

I finished it quickly and started to reed Farewell to Manazar 2 days ago. It is an amazing book as well. The beginning isn't as clear as I expected, but the more I got into the book, the more I liked it. I just finished it.


Both books made me want to read it again,
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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #2 on: November 21, 2015, 08:36:37 AM »
It would have to be the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra - though I'm only on my first run through.
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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 08:20:34 PM »
Favorite work of nonfiction; Hard to say. Probably Arthur Rubinstein's autobiography.
Favorite fictional novels include: John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men", the Bible+the Qu'ran, the Epic of Gilgamesh
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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 08:43:02 PM »
A lot of people would say Rubenstein's work is actually a work of fiction--but I have not studied the matter too well to be sure.

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«Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 05:45:18 AM »
I have read so many books that I thoroughly enjoyed that it's hard to name just one... But there are a few that can keep me entertained  again and again. Right now I can think of two: Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy 1-5 and Kirkpatrick's Scarlatti.

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«Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 09:39:47 AM »
Probably Huxley's "Island" and Joyce's "Finnegans Wake".
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«Reply #8 on: November 22, 2015, 08:31:32 PM »
Probably Huxley's "Island" and Joyce's "Finnegans Wake".
K im definitely reading Finnegans Wake

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«Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 03:06:27 AM »
A lot of people would say Rubenstein's work is actually a work of fiction--but I have not studied the matter too well to be sure.
In what sense; that he made up many of the stories in his autobiography, or that the whole thing was designed to be a work of fiction in and of itself?
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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #10 on: November 23, 2015, 04:02:21 PM »
Lord of the Rings!
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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #11 on: November 23, 2015, 06:27:09 PM »
I is reading Fermat's last theorem by Simon Singh.

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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #12 on: November 23, 2015, 10:22:06 PM »
I is reading Fermat's last theorem by Simon Singh.

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i dont think u yhave the capacity to comprehend proof of fermats last theorem jk  ;) ;) ;)

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«Reply #13 on: November 23, 2015, 11:33:59 PM »
Well, neither did Fermat, but indeed elliptic curves and modular forms are way beyond my mathematical abilities.

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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #14 on: November 24, 2015, 12:35:31 AM »
literature...

Canterbury Tales
The Decameron
Dracula
Frankenstein
Grapes of Wrath
To Kill a Mockingbird

.....anything by Stephen King,  :-\

I read all of the Twilight books..

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«Reply #15 on: November 24, 2015, 03:20:04 AM »

To Kill a Mockingbird
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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #16 on: November 24, 2015, 08:01:21 AM »
I'm a high school English teacher, and I love most of the novels and plays in my AP Literature class, including Crime and Punishment, Heart of Darkness, 1984, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Equus. For pleasure reading, I enjoy crime thrillers--Joe Nesbo, Val McDermid, and Stig Larsson are among my favorite authors.

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«Reply #17 on: November 24, 2015, 09:07:33 AM »
Well, neither did Fermat, but indeed elliptic curves and modular forms are way beyond my mathematical abilities.

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Two other similarly entertaining but much more readily understood books you might enjoy are "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Hofstadter and "Chaos" by James Gleick. Each is a brilliant synopsis for the layman, clearly describing a major mathematical development of the twentieth century. The former, thanks to Hofstader's obsession with Bach, also has some very amusing thoughts about music.
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«Reply #18 on: November 24, 2015, 03:29:28 PM »
Our school is doing a play on that

and I bet you are playing Boo Radley...  ;D 

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«Reply #19 on: November 24, 2015, 08:10:37 PM »
Well, neither did Fermat, but indeed elliptic curves and modular forms are way beyond my mathematical abilities.

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I asked my friend, didn't Fermat prove Fermat's Last Theorem. And he said, nowadays, we tend to call bullshit xD

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«Reply #20 on: November 24, 2015, 08:28:42 PM »
Indeed Fermat almost certainly did not have a proof as he claimed.  It is a problem that requires 20th century maths.

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«Reply #21 on: November 24, 2015, 08:40:37 PM »
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«Reply #22 on: November 24, 2015, 10:32:33 PM »
It is very likely that Fermat sincerely believed he had a proof, and several world-class mathematicians after him also believed they had a proof. Mostly, they were making unjustified assumptions about unique factorisation of algebraic integers in number fields (can't blame them too much for that), and it wasn't until later that the real subtleties were finally understood.

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«Reply #23 on: November 25, 2015, 02:48:46 AM »
I'm a high school English teacher, and I love most of the novels and plays in my AP Literature class, including Crime and Punishment, Heart of Darkness, 1984, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Equus. For pleasure reading, I enjoy crime thrillers--Joe Nesbo, Val McDermid, and Stig Larsson are among my favorite authors.

Oh, thats cool! Can you give me tips to prepare for AP Literature? (I know, its a few years away lol)
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«Reply #24 on: November 25, 2015, 07:42:23 AM »
Oh, thats cool! Can you give me tips to prepare for AP Literature? (I know, its a few years away lol)

1) Develop strong critical thinking skills.
2) Learn to write clearly, concisely, and coherently (I call that "The 3 C's").
3) Be able to make strong arguments about an author's thematic purpose.
4) Be familiar with the historical context of works of literature.
5) Have a strong vocabulary and know your literature terms.

I could name a few hundred more, but those will keep you busy for a while.  :)



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Re: Favorite Books
«Reply #25 on: November 25, 2015, 11:37:52 AM »
Is that the handy travel edition?
lol i think would be handy . I believe there are multiple editions and volumes.  :P