Re: Re: Why is the negative root?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg69732] Re: [mg69656] Re: Why is the negative root?*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>*Date*: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 01:34:21 -0400 (EDT)

On 20 Sep 2006, at 20:21, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote: > The key word is "root isolation". As has been, quite rightly, pointed out that's clearly two words. Since I think I can still count to 2 without help from Mathematica (but clearly not much more since recently I got completely stuck trying to add a 10% tip to a restaurant bill, and the situation was saved only when a friend explained to the waiter that I was a mathematician), so I suspect that the problem lies in that I must have subconsciously adopted the Mathematica somewhat Germanic custom of joining words together and thinking of them as a single word; hence "RootIsolation", etc. Andrzej Kozlowski

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