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Old 05-30-2009, 06:57 PM
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When people ask why I majored in history I will give them that link.

As Johnny L.A. pointed out, without the math those equations have no meaning. So let me ask this--what real world application do Bernouilli numbers have? Did they offer a solution to a problem that resulted in a great scientific or technological advance? Or are they simply something that math folks use to show how smart they are?
There is no area of math that does not apply to some problem people face. Prime numbers used to be thought of as the most ivory-tower discipline ever; after all, what use could they possibly be? Enter cryptography.