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Anyone here who enjoys maths in general, dislikes number theory? If so why? Have a vote.

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Anyone here who enjoys maths in general, dislikes number theory? If so why? Have a vote.

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I voted no. It's only a theory.

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If only both were check boxes

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And it was responsible for the killing of about [itex]\sigma_m(n)[/itex] people, where m is the smallest odd prime and n is the smallest number for which [itex]\sigma(n)[/itex] and [itex]\varphi(n)[/itex] are squares....but then again, that's not a fact.I voted no. It's only a theory.

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Don't you mean numbers theories?

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Hated it. I thought it was one of the worst math classes I ever took.

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I like Number Theory, but not the application of it.

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Love it.

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For those who voted no, state your reason.

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BTW I took a grad class on number theory and passed it with an A (not trying to be pompous here), so I didn't hate number theory just because I wasn't good at it.

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Solving (trying to solve) an unsolved problem in number theory is quite hard, although most of the problems are stated in such a way that even elementary school children can understand.

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BTW I took a grad class on number theory and passed it with an A (not trying to be pompous here), so I didn't hate number theory just because I wasn't good at it.

What was the course called? Was it even tricks in that grad class?

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One former Professor Hardy would be turning in his ivory tower grave if he heard that....I find it to be one of the less ambitious and "childish" branch of math.

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