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NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?Apparently Professor Penny Smith of Lehigh University has a solution to the NavierStokes equations. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20061008 06:13:13
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?What are the NavierStokes equations? Linux FTW #3 20061008 06:21:34
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?The provided link will tell you what it's about... #4 20061008 08:39:20
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NavierStokes "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20061008 09:45:28
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?Basicly what she did was find a solution to a never before solved differential equation. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #6 20061008 10:45:53
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?It seems like the paper proves the *existence of a solution*, more specifically the existence of an 'immortal smooth solution' (whatever that is)... is this enough for the prize? #7 20061008 10:56:04
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?Ok reading the problem stament it seems that is what the prize requires! Awesome. #8 20061010 03:18:23
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?It may sound like a trivial comment to some or most people, but I can see that it will also have implications in advanced computer games and simulations. The object of which is usualy to provide a more realistic virtual experience. #9 20061010 08:19:00
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?The author has withdrawn the solution !! #10 20061010 20:44:06
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?Ah, that's a shame. No million dollars for her. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #11 20061011 02:56:03
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?Why doesnt she just ask the people who designed 3DSMax and Maya, or Lightwave?, They have been solving that stuff for years #12 20061011 03:18:24
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?I'd imagine that those people would use approximations in order to simplify the maths of it, whereas she wants to find the exact answer. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #13 20061020 01:41:20
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?and supposedly the approximations are pretty time consuming. A formula for the exact answer would most likely be faster, and more accurate. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #14 20061020 07:31:19
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?And knowing an exact answer could lead on to other breakthroughs! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #15 20061020 08:44:39
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?I thought about this topic when I saw the news the other day. There was a danish, female, professor. Believe it or not, it was another Professor Smith. A female professor called Smith, what are the odds? #16 20061020 13:23:48
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?The odds are: or thereabouts. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #17 20061020 15:42:25
Re: NavierStokes (A Millenium Problem) Solved?
at an improbability factor 1.2456 to the power of negative 10000! my my. The Beginning Of All Things To End. The End Of All Things To Come. 