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Of course it is pointless, but that doesn't mean it can't be funIt is my opinion that this is an almost pointless discussion to even have.
Of course it is pointless, but that doesn't mean it can't be funIt is my opinion that this is an almost pointless discussion to even have.
Cardan? Is it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerolamo_Cardano?Pythagoras and Pascal, anyone?
EDIT: I think I should add Cardan and Russell to the list above as well.
Or Cartan?Cardan? Is it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerolamo_Cardano?
Yes, I'm talking about him. And just to be sure, by Russell I mean Bertrand Russell.Cardan? Is it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerolamo_Cardano?
That would certainly deserve a place in a World Records book, but unfortunately there is more to being a mathematician than being able to perform calculations at computer speeds. (In fact I wouldn't even say its one of the prerequisites)Nobody mentions a waiter at Taman Bungkul Surabaya, Indonesia? I once dinned there, when we were finish, about 7 people, and the waiter approached us, to count our bills, we each other told him what we ordered, and he calculated them very quickly. And I once watched a youtube video about Neil DegrasseTyson calculates 70 - 40 almost a second?? He said something like "So seventy minus forty is ... thirty miles an hour", NGT can't beat that waiter.
Bloody oath it's not But, this discussion is blurred.That would certainly deserve a place in a World Records book, but unfortunately there is more to being a mathematician than being able to perform calculations at computer speeds. (In fact I wouldn't even say its one of the prerequisites)
[No offense mate]
I think it's 100 meter, not 1000 meter. Okay, about math. If I'm not mistaken in 17th or 18th century math is considered philosophy. I don't know when it became a separate study. And even that, math is difficult to define. Just like any other branch of science. Take biology for example, at some specific branch as biochemist, the line is ambiguous IHMO between biology and chemistry.It is my opinion that this is an almost pointless discussion to even have. This isn't like running a 1000 meter dash or something where there is ONE person who has done it the fastest. Mathematics is very much a communal effort, and there are people who are utterly brilliant in one area of mathematics but perhaps not so knowledgeable in another area.
I'd stick with 1000 - you'd need some incredible mental stamina to make sure your works earn you a place in the "best mathematicians" list in the minds of others. The individuals listed in this thread are the winners of a long, long race.I think it's 100 meter, not 1000 meter.
Was the calculation correct? Just curious, of course I trust all waiters.Nobody mentions a waiter at Taman Bungkul Surabaya, Indonesia? I once dinned there, when we were finish, about 7 people, and the waiter approached us, to count our bills, we each other told him what we ordered, and he calculated them very quickly. And I once watched a youtube video about Neil DegrasseTyson calculates 70 - 40 almost a second?? He said something like "So seventy minus forty is ... thirty miles an hour", NGT can't beat that waiter.
Couldn't agree more than that. Yes! They defined our world. Even as old as Archimedes or Euclides.I'd stick with 1000 - you'd need some incredible mental stamina to make sure your works earn you a place in the "best mathematicians" list in the minds of others. The individuals listed in this thread are the winners of a long, long race.
I just laughed when he counted. I don't know. We were 7 then, when he produced some number below $30 rate, I just paid. But I think he was. Because he was featured on TV once. Btw, he couldn't subtract. If you made a mistake listing your finished order, such as "On no, it wasn't fried chicken, it's fried duck" He could get into trouble subtracting fried chicken price and replace it with fried duck price. . But he was a phenomenon at that areaWas the calculation correct? Just curious, of course I trust all waiters.
today you may say Rieman is better than Newton, But without Newton/Leibniz discovery/invention of Calculus, there could not be any differential Geometry at all. Similarly QM and QED have taken birth from Classical Mechanics which founded in principle by Newton\, Lagrange and Hamilton.Yes. I was going to do so, but I did not know exactly how to describe Newton. I also have the same problem with Leibniz. Possibly both should be called polyhistors (jack of all trades)?
I paused for a second when I wrote that post to think about which it was. Good thing I'm not an athlete. I'd hit the 100 meter mark and just keep running (yeah right).I think it's 100 meter, not 1000 meter. .
I read a nice popsci book about this: Euler's Gem by David Richeson. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0691154570/?tag=pfamazon01-20Perhaps most impressive of all is the euler formula v-e+f=2, for facets of a convex polyhedron. In spite of all the attention these polyhedra received for 2,000(?) years, it is astonishing then to observe something this simple and basic. To me this alone would justify Euler's fame. This is impressive to me because it has so many generalizations. After the discovery of cohomology and the fact that v-e+f equals the alternating sum of the ranks of the cohomology groups of the surface, this type of "euler characteristic" is one of the most universal of all invariants. The Hirzebruch Rieman Roch formula is a computation of the "euler characteristic" of a line bundle on a smooth projective variety. The fact that such alternating sums are topological invariants, when none of the individual terms are, seems to me perhaps the most fundamental discovery in mathematics.
Euler had lots of dedication on a variety of mathematic fields. The beautiful of the mergence of the sin and cos functions is just a little bit of his great works.Why is Euler considered so great? Is it because of exp(ix) = cos(x) + isin(x)?
As long as you are thinking of Norwegian mathematicians - Niels Henrik Abel.no one is going to mention sophus lie?...alright then...sophus lie.
Lists like these are difficult. But in terms of historic influence, we'd have to put people like Descartes, Archimedes, Newton, Euler, Galois, Riemann, Gauss and Poincare very high. In recent times Grothendieck really stands out in my opinion. I may be biased, but he must be the greatest mathematical genius of the 20th century. I would hesitate at putting Einstein high on a list of influential mathematicians. While surely a good mathematician, he did not revolutionize mathematics like the others.