5 most important numbers in mathematics

dipdude

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5 most important numbers in mathematics

A quirky look at five of the most important numbers in mathematics. Hear about the stark reality behind the imaginary number, try a slice of pi, find out about the natural beauty of the golden ratio, discover why some infinities are bigger than others, and see why nothing really matters.

1. Zero

2. Pi

3. Golden Ratio

4. Imaginary Number

5. Infinity

Makes for a Interesting Read, do check it out :thumb:

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ANOTHER 5 NUMBERS

How many shuffles does it take to randomise a pack of cards? How many colours do cartographers need? What is the largest prime number? A quirky look at five numbers that lie at the heart of some of the trickiest problems in mathematics.

• The Number Four
• The Number Seven
• The Largest Prime
• Kepler's Conjecture
• Game Theory

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A FURTHER FIVE NUMBERS

Five more mathematical biographies, looking at the histories, uses and idiosyncracies of the most special numbers.

• 1 â€“ the most popular number!
• 2 - At the double.
• 6 degrees of separation
• 6.67 x 10^-11 â€“ the number that defines the universe.
• 1729 â€“ the first taxicab number

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FIVE SHAPES

He visits a spherical building in Paris, hears music inspired by the symmetries of the cube, finds out why pyramids proliferate at the molecular level and why the bagel is not only good to eat, but a great shape for buildings and cracking codes. But could the most shapeless shape of all - the blob - soon dominate our world?

• The Cube
• The Pyramid
• The Sphere
• The Bagel
• The Blob

cool.......

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I think they should place the number e in that list instead of that golden ratio

I hate maths

^I totally agree

Chaos

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Hitman said:
I think they should place the number e in that list instead of that golden ratio
Absolutely... The golden ratio ain't used anywhere .

EnigmatriX

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Chaos said:
Absolutely... The golden ratio ain't used anywhere .
wells its used everywhere in the nature. It also comes in da vinci code if you have read it.

Chaos

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EnigmatriX said:
wells its used everywhere in the nature. It also comes in da vinci code if you have read it.
Well I know lots of natural phenomena/architectural stuff uses the golden ratio but it pales in comparison to the use of 'e'. Where'd calculus be without it .

Sourabh

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The only numbers i can see the most presently even in my maths class are, 4 8 15 16 23 42 !

Anish

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Yeah, 'e' should have been included..

Great find anyways Dip ! Bookmarked the link !

TheBroker

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I knew zero had to come first. The completest of numbers. Neither big nor small. The infinitest of 'em all.

chip_0

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There is no 1 in this list?