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A Little Something For the Math Nerds...
« on: September 11, 2012, 01:25:19 AM »
Proof Claimed for Deep Connection between Prime Numbers

The usually quiet world of mathematics is abuzz with a claim that one of the most important problems in number theory has been solved.
 
Mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki of Kyoto University in Japan has released a 500-page proof of the abc conjecture, which proposes a relationship between whole numbers — a 'Diophantine' problem...

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Re: A Little Something For the Math Nerds...
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 11:23:07 AM »
When Leibniz demonstrated the advantages of the binary system for computations as early as 1703, he laid the foundation for computing machines. However, is a binary system also suitable for human cognition? One of two number systems traditionally used on Mangareva, a small island in French Polynesia, had three binary steps superposed onto a decimal structure. Here, we show how this system functions, how it facilitated arithmetic, and why it is unique. The Mangarevan invention of binary steps, centuries before their formal description by Leibniz, attests to the advancements possible in numeracy even in the absence of notation and thereby highlights the role of culture for the evolution of and diversity in numerical cognition.
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Re: A Little Something For the Math Nerds...
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 12:30:22 PM »
 ???

Y'all are waaaayyyy too smart for me. :-[
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Re: A Little Something For the Math Nerds...
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 12:41:50 PM »
Proof Claimed for Deep Connection between Prime Numbers

The usually quiet world of mathematics is abuzz with a claim that one of the most important problems in number theory has been solved.
 
Mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki of Kyoto University in Japan has released a 500-page proof of the abc conjecture, which proposes a relationship between whole numbers — a 'Diophantine' problem...

God bless math! :p

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Re: A Little Something For the Math Nerds...
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 01:05:29 PM »
I wonder what counts as "on fire" if this is "abuzz."
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Re: A Little Something For the Math Nerds...
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 01:11:37 PM »
I wonder what counts as "on fire" if this is "abuzz."
I think it's a matter of degree of intensity.  But, since I'm a math midget.... ;D
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Re: A Little Something For the Math Nerds...
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 02:16:34 PM »
Cool!  :)
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