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ZaidAlyafey

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I was wondering weather it is a good idea to have a different photo instead of using the same ''PI photo" for each forum .

MHBsign.PNG

I think it would be better if we use a different mathematical term that distinctively represents each forum .
 

Prove It

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Jan 26, 2012
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Re: A different photo for each forum

Well what could we have?

Maybe...

Introductions - a hand shake?

MHB Tutorial Videos - a "play" symbol? Or a video camera?

Pre-algebra and Algebra - "x" in mathtype?

Geometry - a compass, t-square and set square?

Trigonometry - A sine wave?

Pre-Calculus - a "function" (so a black box with an arrow going in and an arrow going out)

Basic Probability and Statistics - a Histogram?

Other Topics - A test tube?

Calculus - dy/dx?

Business Mathematics - A cash register?

Linear and Abstract Algebra - A matrix?

Discrete maths, set theory and logic - A logical implication symbol?

Differential Equations - An integral sign?

Advanced Probability and Statistics - A bell curve?

Analysis - a delta and an epsilon?

Topology and Advanced Geometry - the graph of a surface?

Number Theory - Pi or Phi?

Advanced Applied Mathematics - A computer?

Other Advanced Topics - A rocket? Something engineering or science-like :p
 

ZaidAlyafey

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Jan 17, 2013
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Re: A different photo for each forum

Well what could we have?

Maybe...

Introductions - a hand shake?

MHB Tutorial Videos - a "play" symbol? Or a video camera?

Pre-algebra and Algebra - "x" in mathtype?

Geometry - a compass, t-square and set square?

Trigonometry - A sine wave?

Pre-Calculus - a "function" (so a black box with an arrow going in and an arrow going out)

Basic Probability and Statistics - a Histogram?

Other Topics - A test tube?

Calculus - dy/dx?

Business Mathematics - A cash register?

Linear and Abstract Algebra - A matrix?

Discrete maths, set theory and logic - A logical implication symbol?

Differential Equations - An integral sign?

Advanced Probability and Statistics - A bell curve?

Analysis - a delta and an epsilon?

Topology and Advanced Geometry - the graph of a surface?

Number Theory - Pi or Phi?

Advanced Applied Mathematics - A computer?

Other Advanced Topics - A rocket? Something engineering or science-like :p
Great ideas . We can make some adjustments but we have to wait as to make sure whether it is possible and easy to adjust ?
 

Bacterius

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Jan 26, 2012
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Re: A different photo for each forum

[JUSTIFY]Going with the theme of LaTeX symbols to represent each subforum (this isn't to be taken too seriously :p)

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Introductions:

$$\Large +$$

To symbolize the addition of a new member in our community.

Pre-algebra and Algebra:

$$\Large 2x$$

First encounter of a student with the unknown variable.

Trigonometry:

$$\Large \sin(\theta)$$

For obvious reasons.

Pre-Calculus:

$$\Large f(x)$$

Self-explanatory.

Basic Probability and Statistics:

$$\Large P(x)$$

Other Topics:

$$\Large \Psi$$

Referencing the quantum mechanics wave function (perhaps?)

Calculus:

$$\Large \text{d} x$$

I think we can all agree that this is undoubtedly the only sane choice.

Linear and Abstract Algebra:

$$\Large A^\text{T}$$

To denote the transpose of a matrix... or something. Don't think it's appropriate for abstract algebra though.

Discrete maths, set theory and logic:

$$\Large \oplus$$

I just thought it could work, I've seen it used quite a bit in all three fields. Plus it looks cool. Otherwise an alternative which combines basic elements from all three fields, but it's a bit long:

$$\Large \forall (a * b) \in \mathbb{Q}$$

Differential Equations:

$$\Large \frac{\text{d} y}{\text{d} x}$$

Advanced Probability and Statistics:

$$f_X(x)$$

Perhaps not that advanced but it introduces the notions of PDF and CDF which is appropriate for that subforum.

Analysis:

$$\Large \epsilon > 0$$

No further explanation is necessary.

Number Theory:

$$\Large a \mid b$$

Not particularly deep, but it's easily recognizable.

Advanced Applied Mathematics:

$$\Large \hat{f}$$

I nominate the Fourier Transform.

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As you can see there are a few missing, I couldn't come up with anything for those. Feel free to improve :)[/JUSTIFY]
 

ZaidAlyafey

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Jan 17, 2013
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Re: A different photo for each forum

Here are some examples

algebra.PNG

calculus.PNG

phi sign.PNG

I am not the best designer :)
 

Bacterius

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Jameson

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Jan 26, 2012
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Re: A different photo for each forum

I love to see these kinds of suggestions guys and am glad that you all continue looking for ways to improve the forum! :)

I am almost sure that this is doable through a modification that I can download but there are two main concerns:

1) Will all of these images look pleasing stacked on top of each other?
2) How will this affect the loading time of our homepage?

We can test both of these quite easily but will need an image set to work with. If someone can give me a complete set, I'll see what I can do. :cool:
 

Bacterius

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Re: A different photo for each forum

2) How will this affect the loading time of our homepage?
I think it wouldn't affect the loading times once everyone has them cached, right?

I agree about point 1 though, they need to look good together
 

ZaidAlyafey

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Jan 17, 2013
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Re: A different photo for each forum

1) Will all of these images look pleasing stacked on top of each other?
That is a concern for me !
 

caffeinemachine

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Mar 10, 2012
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Re: A different photo for each forum

I pray to God and the Holy Mother that these changes be made.
 

Jameson

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Jan 26, 2012
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Re: A different photo for each forum

Just to followup on this suggestion, I am willing to test it out to see how it looks if someone can design the graphics needed. I have no designing skills and don't want to get too involved with worrying about all of the possible choices for each topic. This is something that community discussion will be good for.

So, if anyone wants to take a shot at the designing part - go ahead. Until then I don't think there is anything else for me to say or do.