A Mathematician’s New Year’s Resolutions

As 2015 comes to an end, here are some new year's resolutions for mathematicians.

What are your new year's resolutions? Share them in the comments section.

Note by Mursalin Habib
5 years, 7 months ago

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My Resolution for this year is to understand the statement " The only resolution I make is to make no resolutions"

- 5 years, 7 months ago

In my case lesser the no. of resolutions, more the probability of fulfilling them. So I've got just one: $\text{ Making 2016 an Adventurous Year.}$

- 5 years, 7 months ago

How would you make this year adventurous?

- 5 years, 7 months ago

For now what I've in mind is: Mixed Martial Arts, Bicycle stunts, Body Physique, Dance, Guitar(if time permits).

Along with the above, recording and uploading videos of JEE, higher Maths lectures and all the adventures above at youtube channel or something.

- 5 years, 7 months ago

Great, got a lot inspired.

- 5 years, 7 months ago

These were the New year resolutions of GH Hardy:

• To prove the Riemann hypothesis,

• To make a brilliant play in a crucial cricket match,

• To prove the nonexistence of God,

• To be the first man atop Mount Everest,

• To be proclaimed the first president of the U.S.S.R., Great Britain, and Germany, and

• To murder Mussolini.

- 5 years, 7 months ago

Who's Mussolini? And why he wanted to murder him?

- 5 years, 7 months ago

1920s Italian Benito Mussolini, who has recently been reincarnated as Donald Trump

- 5 years, 7 months ago

@Michael Mendrin Evertime I hear or see a statement from Donald Trump I wonder how he comes up with the things he does. Never ceases to surprise me. How is he even leading the polls ?

- 5 years, 7 months ago

He is leading in the polls because this is America. Where else would we find so many Americans believe that the US Constitution says that there shall be no laws that the Federal Government can impose on Americans?

- 5 years ago

It really is unfortunate that our country's citizens have become people of such blatant ignorance. I do believe it has to do with the education system. Check out Conrad Wolfram's video to see what I mean.

- 5 years ago

There's probably a number of reasons why ignorance has become epidemic in America (a recent test says over 20% of Americans believe that the sun goes around Earth), but I think one major driver is the explosion of media, including the internet, so that people become habituated to only a certain few sources that "confirm" their ignorant beliefs, instead of being challenged. As an analogy, because of GPS, people are rapidly losing their natural sense of direction, so that without GPS, they get lost easily.

- 5 years ago

I am completely agreeing with you. With rapid modernization comes the loss of important skills, for example mathematics. I get tired of the media, especially channels that probably became pro-Trump because of bribery and patronage (such as fox news). People continue to believe what Trump says because of horrific internal problems. This somewhat reminds me of how Hitler came to power.

- 5 years ago

While we can see strong parallels between the rise of Adolf Hitler and of Donald Trump, the major difference is that Hitler never did try selling a line of steaks while he was the Chancellor. Trump has already openly bragged about using the Oval Office to further his business ventures.

- 5 years ago

Hahahaha. That is quite funny. And quite unfortunate.

- 5 years ago

It's last in the last. So I guess that Hardy would not have reached to this one. :P

- 5 years, 7 months ago

Hehehe

- 5 years, 7 months ago

He was a political leader, no idea why he wanted to do so.

- 5 years, 7 months ago

1) I will spend a night camping in the Ocala National Forest. I will see a 14 ft. alligator. I will wrestle it and this time there will be no referees to save it.

2) I will encounter Bigfoot. I will pursue it. I will capture it and haul its smelly carcass back to civilization.

3) I will solve a math problem that I have not been able to solve for a long time.

4) I will invent transparent soap and I will deliver it to Agnishom.

- 5 years, 6 months ago

My New Year Resolution 1) Increase my level of Maths 2) Finish basic of Calculus 3) Start Olympiad Mathematics

- 5 years, 7 months ago

My Resolutions

1)Work Hard

2) Focus on school

3) Change my status in mathematics from rookie to Semi-Pro (at least)

4) To be a good man

5) Take care of the one I live

6) Be like my elder sister

7) Take up minimum brawls this year.

- 5 years, 7 months ago

My new year resolution is to find solutions for $|x|<0$

- 5 years, 7 months ago

Mine is to proof that $\sqrt{-1} > 0$.

- 5 years, 7 months ago

How are looking forward to solve this thing?

- 5 years, 7 months ago

By graphing the universe by taking our beloved earth as the origin. But I would require a lot of paper... :3

- 5 years, 7 months ago

Distance is not negative, how are you planning to do this?

- 5 years, 7 months ago

May be I would define a really different number system , where it is possible :P

- 5 years, 7 months ago

I'll 'sum' up my jobs ASAP $\ddot\smile$.

- 5 years, 7 months ago

Loved it :)

- 5 years, 7 months ago

My resolution For 2016: To do one of the following:

• To help mankind, this planet, or at least Brilliant.org
• To make sure all of my bills get paid without borrowing more money
• To somehow find new climbing partners
• Solve some problems in math that I find intriguing

- 5 years, 7 months ago

In triangle, prove that $2016 > 2015$

- 5 years, 7 months ago

which triangle you want to prove

- 4 years, 10 months ago

Resolution will never end year by year...it will upto so on until we work on that proper things which we wanna do.Everyone has an its own indulgence to spread the knowledge themselves.i just thinking about present.

- 4 years, 10 months ago