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Old 05-30-2009, 07:09 PM
Commander Keen is offline
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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?
Yeah, it's not like anyone would ever find pure math interesting, or study it for its own sake. If you're not building rockets or curing cancer, then you're just showing off, right?