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Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?I require to do a school project on Three Great Mathematicians. So can you give me a list of six such people so that I can choose from? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #2 20120611 22:24:41
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Euler, Newton, Fibonacci, Boole, Descartes, Ramanujan "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20120611 22:43:57
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20120612 00:31:03
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Hi, Character is who you are when no one is looking. #5 20120612 01:06:00
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?A few others to consider: Wrap it in bacon #6 20120612 08:56:45
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Euler The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #7 20120612 22:49:02
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Its OK Thank You All 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #8 20120612 22:57:02
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Here is a little known achievement of his. to 10 correct digits and no one knows how he did it way back then. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #9 20120612 23:52:14
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Thank You 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #10 20120612 23:55:32
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Hi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11 20120612 23:58:20
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Hmm I have got those ones from 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #12 20120613 03:57:12
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Fibonacci is best known to the modern world for the spreading of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system in Europe, primarily through the publication in 1202 of his Liber Abaci (Book of Calculation), and for a number sequence named the Fibonacci numbers after him, which he did not discover but used as an example in the Liber Abaci. Character is who you are when no one is looking. #13 20120613 04:52:42
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?What are the 2 other mathematicians you chose? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #14 20120613 15:52:25
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Hi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #15 20120613 17:57:03
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?I am not sure how much I believe that story. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #16 20120613 18:30:49
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?You're not sure? You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #17 20120613 18:52:47
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?I have read it before. I answered your question. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #18 20120613 21:35:39
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Pappym used to say, "Ye, of little faith." In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #19 20120614 04:32:42
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?I believed many things you have said,but that I will not. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #20 20120614 04:37:10
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #21 20120614 04:38:46
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?But who can guarantee either sides of the story? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #22 20120614 04:40:49
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #23 20120614 04:46:35
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?That doesn't and shouldn't be true. E.g. if you said that Hitler was a great guy who loved Jews,should I believe you? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #24 20120614 04:52:29
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?Hi Agnishom; Here are another 6: Pascal Cardano Tartaglia Fermat Leibniz The whole Bernoulli clan. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #25 20120614 05:07:04
Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?I am just saying that something you say isn't always necessarily true. You have admitted yourself that you can sometimes be wrong. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
