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Uses in real world for math branches and purely theorical mathMaybe this post is a bit vague, but i want to know as much as I can about general real world use for advanced math subjects like abstract algebra, category theory, number theory, optimization, topology, funcional analysis, game theory any mathsubject you may want to post. Last edited by Ultima Black Gate (20060929 10:51:24) #2 20060929 11:38:26
Re: Uses in real world for math branches and purely theorical mathNumber theory has strong roots with cryptography as well as many other uses for integer computation. Computer scientists take advantages of shortcuts provided by number theory when having to preform calculations. I can't think of any off hand which are simple enough to explain. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #3 20060929 13:51:46
Re: Uses in real world for math branches and purely theorical mathNumber theory in cryptography is a great example. The security of online banking for example would not be possible without the RSA encryption algorithm which is based on number theory! #4 20060929 14:55:55
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Does knot! "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #5 20060930 01:32:25
Re: Uses in real world for math branches and purely theorical mathDifferent areas of math simply put names to thought processes. igloo myrtilles fourmis #6 20060930 12:46:32
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hah.
Thanks, I'll need to read up on those topics! #7 20061014 08:59:02
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And Economics, though many economists would (or do) deny the fact. You can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once. #8 20061019 11:44:07
Re: Uses in real world for math branches and purely theorical mathWhy? Involving imperfect competition, Game theory perhaps is the only way out. X'(yXβ)=0 