Register to reply 
Algebraic proofs for probability equations? 
Share this thread: 
#19
Mar414, 05:17 PM

P: 115

Well yeah, but at least one thing has to be unproven right? There's gotta be at least one definition at the stem. Is that the ultimate goal of math to boil everything down to one single definition that everything else can be derived from? Man I really have a long road ahead of me 


#20
Mar414, 05:21 PM

Mentor
P: 18,290

But no, I don't think we want to have only one definition where the rest follows from. That would be impossible. What we want is to take the least amount of axioms and definitions and derive the rest of math from that. The axioms and definitions should however be properly motivated by what happens in nature. So 


#21
Mar414, 05:30 PM

P: 115

Makes sense. Thank you very much



Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
Probability  factorial algebraic manipulation  General Math  1  
Algebraic proofs of trigonometric identities  General Math  13  
Probability proofs  Calculus & Beyond Homework  0  
Tough (algebraic) probability problem.  Set Theory, Logic, Probability, Statistics  1  
Numerical solutions of system of nonlinear algebraic equations nonlinear algebraic eq  General Math  6 