Just when I think I know a bit of math, I find a new unit of length or something and then I realize I will never know any math. Planck length – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Researchers have finally solved the cryptic deathbed puzzle renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan claimed came to him in dreams. While on his death-bed in 1920, Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor, English mathematician G. H. Hardy, outlining several new mathematical functions never before heard of, along with a hunch about how they worked. Decades years later, researchers say they’ve proved he was right – and that the formula could explain the behaviour of black […]
I love it when people get caught out trying to snow others with fake math references. Now it’s the turn of Herman Cain. Finding out that [Herman] Cain was a math major gives me the same flush of embarrassment I get when I hear that a Jew did something bad. As for bamboozling people with mathematics, thats just an old creationist trick. via Herman Cain’s Pseudomathematics : EvolutionBlog.
Fermat‘s birthday, and I missed it. August 17, 1601
Mathematical Quotation Server.
We Now Know the Sixty-Trillionth Binary Digit of Pi-Squared | Geekosystem.
In Hungary, winters can be long (so I’m assuming). Before television, intelligent Hungarians tried many different pastimes to make it through those dark days. One of these, János Bolyai, resorted to non-Euclidean geometry. Bolyai wasn’t warning his son off gambling, or poetry, or a poorly chosen love affair. He was trying to keep him away from non-Euclidean geometry. via Duel at Dawn – The Barnes & Noble Review. I myself tend to contemplate the Cantor Set, but that’s […]