Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ ¹ ² ³ °
 

You are not logged in. #1 20080703 04:22:09#2 20080703 05:07:25
Re: A proof of the Riemann hypothesisI don't know much about this, an it's a little over my head... but isn't this a really bid deal? Like solving one of the millennium problems? I remember reading a book on the subject some time ago, but it was way beyond me at the time (it probably still is). There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, those who don't, and those who can use induction. #3 20080703 05:42:48
Re: A proof of the Riemann hypothesisThe Riemann Hypothesis is connected with many parts of mathematics. One of it's most signficant connection (to Number Theorists) is that it is related to the distribution of primes. But there are many others as well. "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..." #4 20080703 07:13:02
Re: A proof of the Riemann hypothesisand extending on ricky's speech, the problem with things like this, is that although many areas and fields can be built around them, they can never reach their full potential until the hypotheses and theories they are based upon are proven, otherwise you end up with a string of 'all of this is true, given that this is actually true, which is based on the assumption that this is actually true...' and so on. The Beginning Of All Things To End. The End Of All Things To Come. #5 20080703 07:28:46
Re: A proof of the Riemann hypothesisThat isn't typically how fields arise. Certainly they can, and there is one equation which is equivalent to the Riemann Hypothesis. However, typically what happens is that a problem is broken down into smaller parts, abstracted, and then the abstraction is used to hopefully achieve a result which corresponds to the problem. "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..." 