AMAZING: 17 Year Old Girl Develops 9 New Geometric Formulas to Present at International Science and Engineering Fair.

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    May 06, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    This girl... created 9 new geometric formulas (Inspired by Heron's Formula for the area of a triangle). This is work that post-grad students would do... and she's only 17. One could only imagine her future in Math & Science.

    http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20100421/NEWS01/4210335/Hawaii+teen+whiz+creates+new+math+formulas

    This makes me proud to be a math major ::tear:: ... (but I easily envy her too! lol)

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  • Midas426

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    May 06, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    I'm not going to pretend I understand any of that...but that is impressive...a real life Doogie Howser MD. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 06, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    Oh.... GEOmetric. haha, I misread, and thought it said genometic. icon_biggrin.gif

    But awesome job! I hope she decides to stay in academia, she sounds like she's got a real passion for it.

    Cripes, this took three edits 'cause I can't spell worth a flip tonight.
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    May 07, 2010 6:25 AM GMT
    Muninn saidOh.... GEOmetric. haha, I misread, and thought it said genometic. icon_biggrin.gif

    But awesome job! I hope she decides to stay in academia, she sounds like she's got a real passion for it.

    Cripes, this took three edits 'cause I can't spell worth a flip tonight.


    I hope people continue to embrace her and that she continues to keep her self grounded.
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    May 07, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    i have a headache now.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 07, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    Hmmm...I think I'll stick to adding and subtracting icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 07, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    girl said she was gonna create some inequalities that are superior... mmmmhm! werq!


    (so, what the fuck is she talking about anyway?)
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    May 07, 2010 6:51 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidgirl said she was gonna create some inequalities that are superior... mmmmhm! werq!
    (so, what the fuck is she talking about anyway?)


    -_- Your second line sounds more like a common response lol.
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    May 12, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    This means that 1st and 2nd graders will have 100 more pages on their textbooks 10 years from now and will be expected to know far more than Heron's Formula. Let alone all the kids tested on the newest and latest version of the SAT. It will all be because there is a math bitch who at the age of 17 decided to be superior to all the post-grad students at MIT. Who does she think she is? an offspring of Pythagoras?


    I do admire her work, though. It is a brilliant formula.


  • leojock1985

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    May 12, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    great another set of formula's people have to memorize.. unless it's getting to the invention of a time machine.. no thank you!! hahaha..

    but in all seriousness GOOD FOR HER.. lord knows that stuff aint' for me
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    May 12, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    She wants to create some new inequalities that are superior? She's obviously a racist, left-wing, neo-Nazi, fascist socialist.
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    May 12, 2010 7:59 PM GMT
    She's totally adorbs *twirls hair*
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    May 12, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    Honolulu has some snappy cookies! Maybe she'll unlock the secret to time travel, teleportation, FTL drives, a Meta-cognitive processor, or something like that. We can only hope.
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    May 15, 2010 7:22 AM GMT
    Argh, mathspeak always makes my head hurt. I'll stick to my bio jargon. Grats to her though. I love seeing people pushing the boundaries of their potential.
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    May 15, 2010 8:07 AM GMT
    if its gonna make engineering more simple then I would say "you go girl" lol
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    May 15, 2010 8:16 AM GMT
    IanCT saidi have a headache now.



    Cute i want to see
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    May 15, 2010 8:19 AM GMT
    LOL my Junior year of HS I B/Sed an entire study and won 2nd place *nods*
  • trl_

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    May 15, 2010 8:28 AM GMT
    ...............asian................
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    May 15, 2010 8:41 AM GMT
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    In some ways, I understand and in others, I am completely lost. D:

    Ok so looking at the image:

    O: circumcenter which I believe is the center of the larger circle
    G: centroid Perhaps just a point in space? Can be measured by distance to all other points?
    H: orthocenter Hmm... Well, H is measured by the distance to I which is the center of the smaller inner circle... but I haven't a clue what an othrocenter is without looking it up.
    I: incenter Center of inner circle.
    R: circum radius Larger circle's radius
    r: inradius radius of inner circle
    s: semiperimeter Ok, where is s on the graph? Is this a general equation to get the perimeter for half a circle? Or half of some other shape? S= a+b+c/2 makes sense: a, b, and c are the sides of the triangle and dividing it by 2 you would get half the triangle... or is it the larger circle? haha maybe not

    I am unsure of what she means by s-a, s-b, s-c... are these the radii of s to a, s to b, and s to c?

    This is why I am not a math major. D:
    I have no clue what Heron's Formula nor Euler's Inequality is without looking it up.

    So my question: is it possible to come to a conclusion like this with just a basic grasp of geometry? Or do you need to know more?

    Edit:
    Ok... this sure seems to be getting very complicated. Working with multiple equations with this thing she made... now I am just plain lost. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 15, 2010 8:48 AM GMT
    fizzle said...............asian................




    LULZ
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    May 15, 2010 9:04 AM GMT
    True Genus is frightening
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    May 15, 2010 12:11 PM GMT
    ...and she's cute too! Reading the headline, I was worried her brilliance would prevent her from finding the man of her dreams. After seeing the pic, there's still hope :-)

    Congratulations on the achievement. Hopefully something great will come of this.
  • Celticmusl

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    May 15, 2010 12:27 PM GMT
    I totally wish she was my homeroom bb so I could totally copy off of her and give her hair advice.
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    May 15, 2010 12:37 PM GMT

    Thanks for the post, Sine. Your links do not include the actual inequalities she derived. I'd really love to see them.

    Yes, I'm a math major too - my area is algebaric number theory.
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    May 16, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    monochrome said
    Thanks for the post, Sine. Your links do not include the actual inequalities she derived. I'd really love to see them.

    Yes, I'm a math major too - my area is algebaric number theory.


    I don't know where to find them -- my guess is they're keeping them under wraps for the convention she'll be presenting at.