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15/08/2009 - 21:02 by neroden

...and remove comment reference.

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15/08/2009 - 21:02 by neroden

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07/07/2009 - 20:55 by Anonymous

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06/07/2009 - 20:58 by neroden
06/07/2009 - 18:00 by neroden
06/07/2009 - 17:57 by neroden

One extra thought about why this is important, conceptually, as a technique.

06/07/2009 - 17:42 by neroden

Rawr. This is a first pass at a description of *the* most generic equation-solving technique I know. It actually applies to formulas sometimes too. Perhaps someone else can give better examples across more fields. But I noticed that this fundamental mathematical technique -- manipulating the equation until it's in a "solved" pattern -- didn't have a page yet. It's wildly important; a vast number of methods consist of just making logically equivalent transformations until you have a form which looks like something someone else already solved.