A Conversation for Irrational Numbers
Researcher 161034 Started conversation Nov 22, 2000
Wow man was that ever neat to read. I actually felt like I was remembering some far off study of math, but I never did understand it. Well, anyway, thanks for seeing the poetry in mathematic........ciao
Joe aka Arnia, Muse, Keeper, MathEd, Guru and Zen Cook (business is booming) Posted Nov 22, 2000
Thanks for the compliment
Behind almost every maths theorem there is an interesting story that is entwined in the thoughts that went into it. The proof that there is no solution by radicals for quintics (leave aside what this actually is for now) has a story that includes rebellion, revolution, political imprisonment and a lovesick duel at sunrise. This seems fairly typical. Maths is a very passionate subject and attracts passionate people.
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