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revised Examples of mathematical discoveries which were kept as a secret
added link that actually references the mysticism of irrational numbers
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Oct
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comment 20 options. 10 must be chosen. how many combinations exist
Well, all the big kids already got their Tex in. I guess it's up to you if you prefer speed over prettiness.
Oct
28
answered 20 options. 10 must be chosen. how many combinations exist
Oct
8
comment Modern Mathematics having serious problems with Real Numbers?
@RobertMastragostino thanks. This is getting a bit chatty, though. I'll just close by saying that he wouldn't get anywhere or reach people if he didn't hold a unique position - which fortunately is a position that realizes actual value to some audiences.
Oct
8
comment Modern Mathematics having serious problems with Real Numbers?
@RobertMastragostino this goes exactly to my answer, thank you! I've never been able to access many useful areas of Math because it is unintuitive thus far. Mathematicians (seem to) think that, since they can understand math their way, that Wildberger is doing something wrong by presenting another way. I think it's hubris against him.
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Oct
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revised Modern Mathematics having serious problems with Real Numbers?
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Oct
8
revised Modern Mathematics having serious problems with Real Numbers?
better link format
Oct
8
comment Modern Mathematics having serious problems with Real Numbers?
You should re-print the answer here, since we aren't mind-readers. You can then also choose your own answer as the correct answer.
Oct
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Oct
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comment Modern Mathematics having serious problems with Real Numbers?
> I understand the presentation, and the author (in their works besides this one), to mean that the problem with the $\mathbb{R}$ Numbers is with the way we handle them. At the risk of this not being a direct answer to the question: As someone who had a very hard time with the way maths were taught in school, Wildberger's methods were a conceptual breakthrough for me - regardless of his higher theoretical foundations. Most mathematicians don't seem to like him because they seem to think he 'solved a problem that didn't need solving' by doing it in a different way.
Oct
7
comment Modern Mathematics having serious problems with Real Numbers?
Quite the contrary, the new thinking tools may allow access to ideas that were obscured with other methods. ---------- I was always a kid that found complete geometric solutions in my head, very quickly - and the same with complex algebra. Trig. killed me at that age. Then I found Wildberger's work and I was back to realizing complex analyses solutions in my head.
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Oct
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revised Hyperbolic geometry. 3 dimensions. What is not well understood?
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