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Thanks[edit]

This tool says that you created 120 articles in the last 9 months since you've been around. Thank you for your work! Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 01:49, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you! I'm happy to contribute. Sullivan.t.j 09:57, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

list of inequalities[edit]

Hello. I just added several articles you created to the list of inequalities. If there are others that should be there, could you add them? Thanks. Michael Hardy 00:16, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Brascamp-Lieb inequality[edit]

I was amazed to find your article on the Brascamp-Lieb inequality on Wikipedia. However, it seems to contain two typos in the statement of the inequality: The integral on the left hand side should end with "dx", and, more importantly, the constant on the right hand side should be $D^{-1/2}$, not $D^{1/2}$ (so the constant may well be infinite). Thanks, Hendrik Vogt, 6 June 2007.

Thank you for pointing out those two typos. You are right on both counts. Sullivan.t.j 08:55, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Geometric measure theory[edit]

Wikipedia seems to be missing a survey article on geometric measure theory. Is there any chance you might be willing to start a stub for this important mathematical field? Silly rabbit 14:36, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

I will do some survey reading and start something off in the near future. Sullivan.t.j 16:23, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Invite[edit]

Gregbard 03:57, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Valley of Darkness[edit]

Hi. You reverted my change of Metamorphosis Five to One. What's wrong with original research? That's what I based my change on. If you listen to the start of Metamorphosis Five, it starts with 5 note pairs before the melody. Metamorphosis One and the music in Valley of Darkness both start with 4 note pairs. Since they both sound so similar, it's easy for McCreary to confuse them. Just because someone says it is so, doesn't make it the truth. I'll let you be the judge. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.118.45.65 (talk) 15:33, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. I totally agree with you that this clip in "Valley of Darkness" is Metamorphosis One, not Metamorphosis Five. The problem with original research is that it is supposed to take place outside of Wikipedia. Ostensibly, this is intended to keep Wikipedia from being a battleground of editors' personal opinions. Having thought about this for a while, I think that this is one of the cases where we should be bold and correct the error even though the only (?) published source (McCreary) votes the other way, OR be damned, I'll make the changes myself. :-) Sullivan.t.j 19:42, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the response and the support. I sure understand the rationale behind Wikipedia's 'no original research' policy. In most cases this will work, as long as there is reference material to begin with, and this material is correct. But I feel that the 'verifiable' policy outranks it. And some things are easily verified by doing a little original research. Stating that the 'sky is blue' can be easily verified by looking through the window. Similarly, people can easily verify which song it is by listening carefully to the clip and the CD. When it is clear and verifiable that some information on Wikipedia is wrong, I feel it should be either removed, corrected, or attributed with some cautionary message. Again, I'm not here so start a war, so I'll leave the changes to you ;-) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.118.45.65 (talk) 21:44, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
As you can see, I've made the appropriate changes, along with a brief explanation of how the two movements have been distinguished. I agree that the no OR policy can be restrictive at times: I spend most of my time on the mathematics articles, where there's a clear standard of truth and falsity (proof) and sometimes a lack of references. Occasionally, the rather philosophical question comes up: is an unreferenced but correct argument still OR? In this case, I think we're in the right. Sullivan.t.j 21:53, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.118.45.65 (talk) 23:06, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Berry conjecture[edit]

Hi. I'm wondering how much you know about the Berry conjecture. Did you basically use the MathWorld article as your source? I have a hard time believing that they got it right. The paper by Berry and Keating says that the conjecture that the zeros of the Riemann function are related to the eigenvalues of some Hermitian operator is actually due to Hilbert and Polya, and indeed this is what our article on the Hilbert–Pólya conjecture says. I was hoping you could connect those two articles in the proper way. -- Jitse Niesen (talk) 13:10, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

I think that the original conjecture of Hilbert and Pólya was that the non-imaginary roots are the eigenvalues of some Hermitian operator, while the specific guess that this operator is ½(xp + px) is due to Berry and Keating. I would not stake my reputation on this interpretation, however — some bookwork is required! :-) Sullivan.t.j 18:08, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
That's also what I think, but it's not what Berry conjecture says. I'll fix it. -- Jitse Niesen (talk) 10:50, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Request for edit summary[edit]

Hi. Thanks again for all your work. And just a comment. I think it would be good if you use the edit summary more often, it makes it a bit easier to track the recent changes. Thanks! :) Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 15:57, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, and, yes, I'll make a bigger effort to use the edit summary in future — I'm aware that I get a bit lazy sometimes. Apologies for any confusion caused! Sullivan.t.j 16:07, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
I'd like to add my thanks for all your excellent contributions. Charles Matthews 21:18, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, Charles — it's my pleasure. Sullivan.t.j 21:29, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

for this: [1]

I was fighting with rollbacks, but they were more than me and I lost! --Fioravante Patrone en 19:29, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

No problem. Happy anti-vandalism! Sullivan.t.j 20:53, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Berger's inequality[edit]

Your page Berger's inequality for Einstein manifolds contains a claim that the double torus does not admit an Enstein metric. This claim is incorrect. The Riemann surface of genus 2 admits a hyperbolic metric (many of them), which is in particular Einstein. I am not familiar with the paper by Kotschick and coauthor you cited. Perhaps they mean something else by a double torus. Katzmik —Preceding comment was added at 09:48, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

You are right, of course: Berger's inequality applies to four-dimensional Einstein manifolds. The mistake was mine. Apologies. I have corrected the remarks on the pages Berger's inequality for Einstein manifolds and Einstein manifold. Sullivan.t.j 16:59, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Trancendental map[edit]

Hello! Thanks for the additions on the No wandering domain theorem. I added a link from trancendental map to this article, is it correct? Paxinum 08:50, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

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IKS Rotarran[edit]

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Kobol's Last Gleaming[edit]

Sorry about that bad edit. I added a 'there' because I think that clarifies things a bit. Feel free to change it if you disagree. Don't fear the Reaper 03:39, 13 January 2008 (UTC)


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