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Mathematical proofMathematicians are notorious for being sticklers when it comes to requiring absolute proof before accepting any statement. Their reputation is clearly expressed in a story told by Ian Stewart in 'Concepts of Modern Mathematics': Character is who you are when no one is looking. #2 20051010 02:33:25
Re: Mathematical proofLol, I read the book too, it was very interesting, but it was a long time ago #3 20051216 11:16:20
Re: Mathematical proofI also think that the name of the book is Fermat's Enigma not Fermat's Last Theorm. #4 20051216 11:22:12
Re: Mathematical proofI have a copy of the book and mine is called 'Fermat's Last Theorem', but it's not unfeasible that the the book was published under multiple names. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #5 20060110 15:22:20
Re: Mathematical proofI love that ganesh. I think it's cool the mathmatician thought about the side of the sheep that was being viewed. That surprised me. igloo myrtilles fourmis #6 20060110 15:48:44
Re: Mathematical proofJohn, try to get 'Fermat's Last Theorem' and also 'The man who loved only numbers' by Paul Hoffman. The latter is about Paul Erdos (pronounced Airdish), known as Uncle Paul, one of the greatest Mathematicians ever born, his life and his idiosyncracy. Both fall in the mustread category for Mathematics lovers Character is who you are when no one is looking. #7 20060111 01:34:26
Re: Mathematical proofAlso, 'The Equation that could not be solved', about the insolubility of the quintic, symmetry and Galois theory....(Galois was fascinating) The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. Bertrand Russell #8 20060302 04:20:36
Re: Mathematical proofAnd don't forget the general proof of Matiashevich for unsolvarility of Diophantine equations from power >9!!! IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #9 20060313 01:33:18
Re: Mathematical proofI think that was awsome of how different scientists behave 