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In the article, the author reported that he also plays xbox 360 and has a girlfriend, so what aspect of life does he lack besides taking English class?

Edit: can the scientists keep a copy of this kid's gene so we can get closer to time travel?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism
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I guess the video was meant to show off how astoundingly clever he is ...? Colour me unimpressed. There was nothing in there I haven't known for years and couldn't learn at his age. The only reason people aren't taught it at his age is because they aren't taught it, not because they wouldn't understand.

As for his ideas of improving Einstein's equations. I wish him the best of luck.

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I just learned more calculus from a twelve year old in ten minutes than I did from my professor for a whole semester last year.
Then your professor is a bad teacher (i.e. he cannot teach). There is nothing particularly remarkable about the mathematics this kid shows off. It's pretty easy stuff.
Edited by voice - 3/26/11 at 6:15pm
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When I was 12 I was trying to do this

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When I was 12 I was trying to do this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eKwECip634
fake and gay

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I could be teaching that stuff, and it's a long way from the Theory of Relativity. But still, that's awesome that a 12 year old is doing this, though I doubt a 12 year old that's clearly pretty sociable is able to do benchmark mathematics.
I think it's really funny that he holds a marker as a 12 year old does while teaching techniques of integration.


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ultra violet voodoo was how i was taught his first concept. however, I don't remember how the hell to use it, all ik is that it stands for uv=intergral(vdu) i think. Smart kid, teaches what takes 60 minutes in high school in a 10 minute you tube video.
It's just the chain rule switched around. (uv)' = uv' + vu' which is the same as int(uv') = vu'-int(uv)

How did you need a mnemonic to remember that...
Edited by jadawgis732 - 3/26/11 at 7:31pm
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I guess the video was meant to show off how astoundingly clever he is ...? Colour me unimpressed. There was nothing in there I haven't known for years and couldn't learn at his age. The only reason people aren't taught it at his age is because they aren't taught it, not because they wouldn't understand.

As for his ideas of improving Einstein's equations. I wish him the best of luck.



Then your professor is a bad teacher (i.e. he cannot teach). There is nothing particularly remarkable about the mathematics this kid shows off. It's pretty easy stuff.
LOL! No, the video was meant to show off how SMART the kid is. He's 12 for god sakes and learning Calculus in a week. umad a 12 year old is smarter then you bro?
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"The 12-year-old taught himself calculus, algebra and geometry in two weeks."

hahaha what a baller!
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when i was 12, i was addicted to wow....i need to catch up lol
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This kid just went over my head... so here is my smartest response.


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I wish I had a teacher that could teach me math.

Now I have to relearn 2 years of algebra, 2 years of calculus and probably a years worth of trigonometry.
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